Serrano won a majority decision, and now in the long-awaited rematch they will headline a seven-bout card promoted by Dmitry Salita’s Star of David Promotions.
The Featherweight bout is scheduled for eight rounds.
The 25-year-old Serrano will be fighting in her native Brooklyn for the first time in three years after fighting in the Dominican Republic and Argentina.
“I feel good,” said Serrano. “I love to fight and it’s going to be a war on Thursday.”
Even though she won the first encounter, Serrano is looking for a more emphatic victory.
“We fought before and now I know a lot more about her,” she said. “I know she is confident. I am always confident. I am ready.”
Serrano has won belts at 126, 130 and 135 pounds and is considered one of the top female fighters in the world. Serrano is happy that she will be at the top of the card in her hometown.
“I am at the level where I am the main event,” she said. We have proved to the fans that we can be the co-main event and main event. It gives me an extra umph to be able to featured so high on the card.”
With the perceived lack of opportunities, Serrano’s manager/trainer Jordan Maldonado said that Serrano may have to starting fight abroad more. She has already fought in the Dominican Republic, Sweden and Argentina.
“Going to Europe is the only choice,” Maldonado said. “The American promoters do not see the passion of these girls.”