Women’s boxing gets an afternoon spotlight on Saturday when Amanda Serrano puts her featherweight titles on the line against Sarah Mahfoud. The fight will air on ESPN+ as part of a card headlined by a heavyweight title bout between Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker. The main card gets started at 2 p.m. ET and we can expect Serrano and Mahfoud to hit the ring sometime in the 4 p.m. hour.
Serrano (42-2-1, 30 KOs) is returning to the ring after an April loss to Katie Taylor for the undisputed lightweight championship. The fight went to the cards and Taylor won a split decision (97-93, 96-93, 94-96). Serrano returns to featherweight to defend her WBC and WBO titles.
Mahfoud (11-0, 3 KOs) is putting her IBF title and unbeaten record on the line. She last fought in April, retaining her belt with a unanimous decision win over Nina Meinke.
Serrano comes into the bout as a heavy favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook. She is a -2100 favorite while Mahfoud is a +1000 underdog. The favored fight outcome is a Serrano stoppage at -155, followed by a Serrano decision at +130. A Mahfoud decision is +1600 and a Mahfoud stoppage is +1800.
We’ll be here to provide live round-by-round updates with scores until we have a winner.
Amanda Serrano vs. Sarah Mahfoud round-by-round results
Round 1: Serrano 10-9
Serrano controlled the ring to a certain extent, but Mahfoud kept busy. Serrano looked busier, controlling with a jab and landing some body shots. It wasn’t a dominant round, but Serrano was the more active of the two.
Round 2: Serrano 10-9 (20-18)
The round featured an accidental clash of heads leaving both boxers bleeding. Serrano was the busier fighter and landed heavier shots this round compared to the last round.
Round 3: Serrano 10-9 (30-27)
This could be the kind of swing round that goes either way. Serrano dictated, but Mahfoud landed some strong shots in the final minute. I lean Serrano a little, but could see this round going either way.
Round 4: Serrano 10-9 (40-36)
Mahfoud is offering a solid jab, but it’s not enough as Serrano is dictating the pace of this fight. She is landing more and heavier shots.
Round 5: Serrano 10-9 (50-45)
More of the same. Mahfoud lands some shots, but they’re fairly light and don’t stun Serrano. Instead, Serrano takes a shot and keeps moving forward. It’s wash, rinse, repeat each round.
Round 6: Mahfoud 10-9 (59-55 Serrano)
A decent round for Mahfoud that allowed her to potentially out-land Serrano and steal a round. Serrano is controlling this fight, but Mahfoud has been game in at least landing her share of punches.
Round 7: Serrano 10-9 (69-64)
A busier round for Serrano likely was one enough to get her back on the board. Mahfoud needs a stoppage to win and there’s no reason to think she can stop Serrano.
Round 8: Serrano 10-9 (79-73)
It was another round Serrano controlled. If Mahfoud had a little more power, this would be a more interesting fight.
Round 9: Mahfoud 10-9 (88-83 Serrano)
Serrano is cruising at this point and it’s allowed Mahfoud to get back into this. Mahfoud hasn’t had big rounds, but she’s been busier and that’s been enough to steal some rounds.
Round 10: Mahfoud 10-9 (97-93 Serrano)
This was a more interesting round with Mahfoud stunning Serrano at one point. But it’s too little too late for the IBF champ. Serrano should win this won sufficiently.