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Amanda Serrano to Fight for World Title in a Record Sixth Weight Division Sept 8th

*NEW YORK* – *August 9, 2018* – *Amanda Serrano* will fight for a world
title in a sixth weight division on Saturday, September 8 at Barclays
Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™. Brooklyn’s Serrano will face *Yamila
Esther Reynoso* for the vacant WBO Junior Welterweight World Championship.
If successful, Serrano will set a women’s boxing record as a six-division
world champion, joining Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya as the only
boxers, male or female, to reach the mark.

SHOWTIME Sports will live-stream Serrano vs. Reynoso as part of undercard
coverage on the network’s social media platforms. SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP
BOXING COUNTDOWN begins live at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on the SHOWTIME Sports
YouTube channel
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The
live stream precedes a three-fight SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast (9
p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, SHOWTIME) headlined by Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter for
the welterweight world championship.

SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING COUNTDOWN, the network’s seventh social media
offering of live boxing in 2018, is available to all domestic users with
internet access. The livestream is hosted by Ray Flores with Chris Mannix
serving as analyst.

Serrano (34-1-1, 26 KOs), who is already the only woman to win titles in
five weight classes, is looking to best her personal record. Born in
Carolina, Puerto Rico and representing her hometown of Brooklyn, Serrano
has won titles from 118 to 135 pounds, earning her the No. 2 ranking on the
BWAA’s inaugural women’s pound-for-pound list. The 29-year-old is also the
only Puerto Rican – male or female – to capture world titles in five
different weight classes and will look to build on that record against
Reynoso. She fights for the fifth time in her career at Barclays Center on
September 8 with a chance to once again make history again in front of the
passionate fan base of Puerto Rican boxing fans in New York.

“I’m super excited to be fighting for a world title in my sixth weight
class,” said Serrano. “My opponent is really a welterweight, having
defended her Argentinean 147-pound title by knockout in her last fight, and
is dropping down one division to face me. I am coming up four divisions for
this shot. I’m sure Reynoso will rehydrate back up to her natural weight
after the weigh-in, but this is a risk worth taking. She’s never been
stopped either, so I know she’s durable. This is a tremendous card to be a
part of with Garcia vs. Porter as the main event. My promoter, Lou DiBella,
has big things lined up for me, and I am eager to take on all challenges.”

Reynoso (11-4-3, 8 KOs), of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has challenged for
world titles at 140 pounds and 154 pounds. The 22-year-old has most
recently campaigned at welterweight, where she held the Argentina 147-pound
title, and will be moving back down in weight for her third shot at a world
title. Reynoso, who will make her U.S. debut on September 8, has recorded
all eight of her knockouts inside of five rounds.

“I’m very happy to be training for such a great opportunity for this WBO
world title against a terrific champion in Amanda Serrano,” said Reynoso.
“I am coming ready to give Serrano a real fight, and I look forward to
capturing the title belt.”

“Amanda Serrano is one of the best pound-for-pound female boxers and one of
the best boxers in the world, period,” said Lou DiBella, President of
DiBella Entertainment. “She is also now a two-sport athlete, embarking on
her MMA career earlier this year. In the boxing ring, Serrano is a
record-breaker, becoming the only female boxer to win world titles in five
weight classes, and on September 8, she will attempt to break her own
record, vying for a sixth division championship. I’m thrilled that the
world will get to see Serrano make history once again with the bout being a
part of the SHOWTIME live stream online.”

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and DiBella
Entertainment, in association with DSG Promotions, start at $50 and are on
sale now. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com,
or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American
Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by
calling 844-BKLYN-GP.