Boxer Miriam Gutierrez was barely recognizable with 236 punches during his loss to Amanda Serrano.
The Spaniard was a heavy underdog in his clash with seven-weight world champion Serrano on the undercard of Jake Paul’s rematch against Tyron Woodley in Florida.
And in what many expected, Serrano dominated the entire bout before securing a broad unanimous decision – 99-91, 99-90, 100-90.
The Puerto Rican superstar hit 237 punches during the two-minute ten round – Gutierrez alone took 37 punches in the first round.
The punishment she took was evident after the contest as she was seen posing with Serrano with a shockingly swollen face.
And Serrano showed his respect for Gutierrez as he admired the toughness of the Madrid-born boxer.
She said: “I want to thank my dance partner Miriam Gutierrez. She didn’t come to lie down.
“I don’t care who’s in front of me, I’m not coming to play! He just told me he weighs 160lbs today. Thank God I worked out with my girl Nysa Rodriguez who was 165lbs.
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“She’s a tough fighter. She said she was in better shape this time than when she fought Katie Taylor because she had a year off.
“Now, she had a fight only last month in which she had won. I fought the best Miriam Gutierrez and I defeated her.
“It’s not a sad or bitter loss, it’s an honorable one, it was a war from end to end. It’s been an honour.
“I wanted to be a complete fighter. Knockout, if it came, came. But I just wanted to make sure I beat him.
“The strategy was to just go out there and just beat him, beat him every single round and dominate him. Just box and pretend I’m an all-around fighter.
“That I can do whatever I want. I can fight with him. I can box with him. Body shots, head shots.”
Meanwhile, Serrano, now managed by Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions, is hoping to secure a mouthwatering clash against undisputed lightweight champion Taylor in early 2022.
Taylor also defeated Gutierrez by unanimous decision last year and then won three more in 2021 – the latest of which came against Turquoise Sharipova earlier this month.
Serrano and Taylor appeared face-to-face in 2020 before talks broke down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But now Taylor’s promoter Eddie Hearn is confident a deal can be reached to bring the two legends into the ring for the ‘greatest fight in women’s boxing history’.
Speaking about the fight last month, he told The Mirror: “We’re talking with the most valuable publicity and we want to do it here in New York.
“Katie and Serrano fight in December, so I’m looking for the end of April for that fight, or something like that.
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“Jake [Paul] The brain is still behind the operation. I think Jake likes Amanda Serrano, it’s given her a great platform and raised her profile a lot.
“And he wants to be the guy who puts up the biggest fight ever in women’s boxing.
“It’s partly because he likes Amanda, and partly as an ego trip where he can turn around and get a big salary for Amanda, giving her the biggest fight ever.” and can say ‘I did that’.”