Full Fight: Laura Huizar vs Karla Almaguer
junio 2, 2020
"The Real Deal"
Amanda got into combat sports by following in the footsteps of her older sister, who began her boxing career when Amanda was just 12 years old. Amanda would go the gym and watch her sister – who is also a world champion – train and win fights and it inspired her to try it just as soon as she turned 18. They are now in the Guinness Book of World Records as the only siblings to every be world champions at the same time. Amanda holds her own record as the first woman to be a five-division world champion.
Amanda moved to Brooklyn when she was just eight months old and still lives in the same house with her parents. She’s never had a boyfriend and does not own a cell phone. She dedicates her entire life to her craft and the results speak for themselves. While her mom is not the biggest fan of her fighting career, her dad comes to every fight and is her biggest supporter. Her older sister has already told Amanda that she will NOT be following her to MMA after watching how hard Amanda has been training to learn an entirely new sport.
She made the decision to cross over to MMA because she accomplished every goal in boxing and there are no new challenges in her immediate future. She thought that becoming a five- division champion would create more opportunities for her both inside and outside the cage, but after 36 professional fights, she’s still struggling to get noticed. While she used to work as a trainer, Amanda currently does not have a job outside of fighting.
Amanda has several tattoos, including the symbol of her and her sister – The Serrano Sisters – which are two S’s in the shape of a heart. One of her other tattoos is two boxing gloves that says, “Destined for Greatness,” because that’s something her trainer told her. Another is her and her family, which is like having a reminder to stay positive all the times. Amanda has footprint tattoos on her feet and now that she has two nephews and nieces, it’s one star for each.