(JAN 13) On Friday night, at the Orleans
Hotel & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, in what turned out to be the
most exciting and action packed fight on the card, Layla "Amazing"
McCarter won a six-round unanimous victory over Cindy "Checkmate"
Serrano. Final judges’ scores were 60-54, 60-54, and 60-52.
Delivering on the promise to make it a great fight, McCarter made
easy work of Serrano, who, by the way, is no slouch. This just
happened to be a ballroom dance and McCarter took the lead. With
some fancy footwork and a dance that Serrano wasn't familiar with
McCarter took Serrano to school. It was obvious early in the 4th
round that Serrano lacked the experience to keep up with McCarter.
While Serrano was no match for the much more experienced McCarter,
there was no lack of heart or skill. Serrano is a warrior who came
in focused and determined to put every ounce of energy she could
muster. McCarter was well-prepared and equally as focused. [Photos by Lori Steinhorst and Tabatha Gonzales]