Amanda Serrano’s homecoming boxing match in Puerto Rico known as off as a consequence of weird eye harm

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By Stacy Connor


With simply minutes earlier than the primary occasion was slated to go on, Amanda Serrano was “medically unfit” to combat in her residence nation of Puerto Rico.

Most Priceless Promotions mentioned Serrano suffered a watch harm on Friday, and the Puerto Rican Boxing Fee would not clear her.

The promotion added that ticket refunds could be given to those that search it, and Serrano’s opponent, Nina Meinke, would obtain her full purse.

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Amanda Serrano crying

Amanda Serrano reacts as Jake Paul seems on after her combat was cancelled in opposition to Nina Meinke for Serrano’s IBF, WBO and WBA featherweight girls’s titles  at Coliseo de Puerto Rico on March 02, 2024 in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.  Serrano was declared medically unfit to combat by the Puerto rican boxing commision after sustaining a watch harm yesterday. (Al Bello/Getty Photos)

An emotional Serrano, with sun shades on, mentioned the harm occurred when she was getting her hair dyed earlier within the week.

MVP co-founder Nakisa Bidarian mentioned a chemical from the hair dye went into Serrano’s eye throughout a run on Friday. She wore sun shades all through Friday night time’s weigh-in.

“I wished to combat in entrance of my individuals,” Serrano mentioned.

“I’m so sorry. I got here to combat and placed on a present for you guys. I will probably be again.”

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Saturday was slated to be Serrano’s fiftieth skilled combat, and maybe even a farewell. The occasion was at Puerto Rico’s famed Coliseo, an 18,500-person enviornment, and Serrano mentioned she “will retire” on the venue.

Jake Paul, the co-founder of MVP, defined that Serrano’s cornea had been broken from the chemical, which additionally burnt her hand, and there was an excessive amount of threat in permitting her to combat.

Main stage of Serrano-Meinke weigh-in

Amanda Serrano (L) and Nina Meinke pose throughout the weigh in for Serrano’s IBF, WBO and WBA featherweight girls’s titles at Distrito T-Cellular on March 01, 2024 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.   They’ll combat at Coliseo de Puerto Rico on March 2, 2024.   (Al Bello/Getty Photos)

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Paul, who is often the primary occasion wherever he fights, took a backseat this time, telling Fox Information Digital earlier this week that it was Serrano’s “time to shine.”

“I simply at all times wished that for her. That is her second, and her time to shine,” Paul mentioned to Fox Information Digital earlier than Saturday’s combat. “It’s simply so cool to help her. She actually deserves this second and has labored so laborious for it. I’m glad to be a fan. The stress is off of you once you’re not the primary occasion, however you hear the gang is far louder for her on the market. In order that’s why that is her spot, her time to shine.”

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Serrano spoke with Fox Information Digital final month and gave Paul the utmost thanks for permitting her to the main-event in her residence nation.

“He mentioned that is my residence, and he would by no means take that major occasion,” Serrano mentioned on the time. “I am like, ‘No you are able to do it! You are able to do it!’ He is like, ‘There is no such thing as a approach you’re going residence, and you are going to showcase your private home.'”

Amanda Serrano with glasses on

Amanda Serrano reacts as Jake Paul seems on after her combat was cancelled in opposition to Nina Meinke for Serrano’s IBF, WBO and WBA featherweight girls’s titles  at Coliseo de Puerto Rico on March 02, 2024 in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.  Serrano was declared medically unfit to combat by the Puerto rican boxing commision after sustaining a watch harm yesterday. (Al Bello/Getty Photos)

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Paul fought simply previous to the cancelation and received through first-round TKO over Ryan Bourland.



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