Who is Erika Cruz? Background, record, championships, biggest wins of Amanda Serrano’s next opponent

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WBA women's featherweight champion Erika Cruz looks to produce a huge upset on Saturday night when she takes on IBF, WBC and WBO title-holder Amanda Serrano in New York. 

Holding world titles in numerous weight divisions, Serrano is expected to make easy work of her Mexican opponent and become the first boxer from Puerto Rico to become an undisputed champion. 

However, with just one professional loss on her 16-fight record, Cruz will prove a tough test for the 34-year-old and maybe the fact that fans are already looking ahead to a Katie Tayor vs. Serrano rematch could work in Cruz's favour come fight night. 

DAZN takes a look at Cruz's career ahead of what will be her biggest night inside the squared circle. 

What is Erika Cruz's professional record?

Erika Cruz boasts a 15-1 record in the professional boxing ranks, with three of those wins coming by way of knockout. 


Erika Cruz is currently the WBA women's featherweight champion after beating Jelena Mrdjenovich in April 2021. 

Biggest wins 

There is no doubt that Erika Cruz winning her first world title was her biggest win. 

However, the fight was overshadowed by a number of unintentional headbutts which opend some severe cuts on Jelena Mrdjenovich which forced the contest to be stopped in the seventh. Cruz was then named the WBA women's featherweight champion.

The pair went onto settle the score in a rematch two years later and Cruz made sure that her success was no fluke. The Mexican produced a 10-round shutout which saw her declared the winner on all three judges' scorecards. 

Serrano vs. Cruz fight date, start time

  • Date: Saturday, February 4 
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. GMT 
  • Main event ringwalks (approx): 9:53 p.m. ET / 2:53 a.m. GMT

The main card is set to get underway at 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. GMT with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 9:53 p.m. ET / 2:53 a.m. GMT. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights. 

Can I watch Serrano vs. Cruz on DAZN?

The card will stream live on DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe. You can sign up for a subscription here.

However if you are in Argentina, Chile and Colombia you must download the DAZN app from the Apple App Store or Android Google Play store and then sign up from there, rather than via web browser.

What devices are supported on DAZN?

DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com (except Argentina, Chile and Colombia) and also has apps available for all of the following TV and streaming devices:

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Where is the Serrano vs. Cruz fight?

The fight takes place at Madison Square Garden's Hulu Theater in New York. 

Amanda Serrano record and bio

  • Nationality: Puerto Rican   
  • Date of birth: October 9, 1988 
  • Height: 5' 5.5"   
  • Reach: 65.5"   
  • Total fights: 46  
  • Record: 43-2-1 (30 KOs)  

Erika Cruz record and bio

  • Nationality: Mexican  
  • Date of birth: May 3, 1990   
  • Height: 5' 6"   
  • Reach: 64"  
  • Total fights: 16  
  • Record: 15-1 (3 KOs)  

Serrano vs. Cruz fight card

  • Amanda Serrano vs. Erika Cruz Hernandez; For the IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO women's featherweight world titles
  • Alycia Baumgardner vs. Elhem Mekhaled; For the IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO women's super featherweight world titles
  • Richard Hitchins vs. John Bauza; Super lightweight
  • Skye Nicolson vs. Tania Alvarez; Women's featherweight
  • Shadasia Green vs. Elin Cederroos; Women's super middleweight
  • Ramala Ali vs. Avril Mathie; Women's super bantamweight
  • Yankiel Rivera Figueroa vs. Fernando Diaz; Flyweight
  • Aaron Aponte vs. Joshua David Rivera; Super lightweight
  • Harley Mederos vs. Julio Madera; Lightweight

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