TL Fox: You have been in
boxing for several years now... How do you see the sport today, in
comparison to what the sport was when you first began?
Serrano: I have seen a lot
of progress in the sport. Even in my country (Mexico), because
four years ago, women's boxing was not allow in the capital
(D.F.) I have seen many girls working out and fighting and the
fans love it now.
TL Fox: What made you
decide to leave Mexico, and move to the United States? Was it
the frustration of all of the opposition you had to deal with to box
Serrano: My former manager, Greg
Hanneley, offered me to come to Las Vegas, and I thought that it was a
good opportunity for me, mainly because the best business people
(promoters, locations, mass media, opponents) in boxing are
here. But the frustration of the opposition in my own country
reinforced my decision.
TL Fox: When you
fought Christy Martin in 1994, and the fight was declared a draw, did
you feel that you won that fight, and if so, why? Did you try to
get a rematch with Martin to settle the "Controversial
Serrano: It's not that I
"felt" I won, I knew I won. In regards to the rematch, Christy asked me right after the
fight for a rematch, but we never did fight. I would like to
fight her again and the fans could see who is the best.
TL Fox: Who was your toughest
Serrano: Deirdre Gogarty was my
toughest opponent, and the reason is because she is
"strong." She has a nice technique, and is always in
very good condition, and she is a smart fighter.
TL Fox: After having a draw
with Melissa Salamone, has Salamone's team tried to get a rematch with
you, or you with her?
Serrano: Actually, I did sign the
contract for the rematch, the promoter was Luis from Cuba, the fight
was going to be in Miccosokee (Miami) again, in her hometown
again. But, she didn't want to fight. Maybe she doesn't
want me to defeat her one more time.
TL Fox: What is your
opinion of the "daughters" of boxing legends that have come
on the scene? And, what do you think of the upcoming Laila Ali /
Jacqui Frazier fight?
Serrano: Well, everybody has the right
to do whatever they want, but I think that those ladies need a lot of
work. They are not ready yet (I mean to really fight), but you know,
business is more important than anything. Laila and Jacqui are
going to be another regular match (they can try), nothing special,
well, maybe the names.
TL Fox: Who is on your
Serrano: I really don't mind, as far as
my opponents are good fighters, it's okay with me. I love to
fight the best people in order to prove who I am.
TL Fox: I know that you are
now based out of Las Vegas, do you see women's boxing increasing in
that area or decreasing?
Serrano: I see it increasing, but
unfortunately not so much (especially purses), although Las Vegas is
the capital of boxing, the promoters do not give women many
opportunities to fight. And, women's fights, most of the
time are the best on the cards.
TL Fox: How much longer do
you see yourself in the sport? And, what plans do you have after
you retire from boxing?
Serrano: It depends on my fights, on my
results, and especially on my health. After I retire from boxing
I would like to work as a lawyer again, and as a journalist.
And, I would like to be a boxing commentator (radio or T.V.) I
have so many ideas for that.
TL Fox: Is there anything
that you would like to say to boxing fans?
Serrano: I thank them for their support
to women's boxing; I wish them the best, God Bless you, Guys!
I would like to say thank you for
taking the time to be interviewed for WBAN. Sue TL Fox