The title bout is on the undercard of the Sept. 13 Devin Haney vs. Zaur Abdullaev pay-per-view card at the Hulu Theater at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Hardy, 37, has a 2-2-0 MMA record fighting primarily in Bellator, but is unbeaten in the boxing ring. She is coming off a convincing rematch decision win over Shelly Vincent in October 2018.
Thank you @WBCBoxing for calling for the safety of ALL ATHLETES! Proud to voluntarily sign up for @Vada_Testing as a former @WBCBoxing champion and athlete ranked 1-5. @jilldiamondWBC @hillimpact @loudibella @DAZN_USA @EddieHearn @WorldBoxingOrg pic.twitter.com/1d4n7arxTt
— Heather Heat Hardy (@HeatherHardyBox) August 14, 2019
Serrano, 30, finished Eva Voraberger in January 2019 for the WBO junior bantamweight title. She is a world champion in seven different divisions, with only Manny Pacquiao (8) exceeding her. In 2018, she ventured into MMA and has a 1-0-1 record in two contests.
Mission Completed! Ruff & Tuff Sparring with these dudes. You hit them & they forget you’re a girl. I Love It 🥰 pic.twitter.com/Wz9D8R8G3F
— Amanda Serrano (@Serranosisters) August 14, 2019
In addition, the two are good friends, as Serrano explains in an interview with FightHype.
The card will be live-streamed on DAZN in the United States and Sky Sports in the U.K.