Amanda Serrano’s homecoming boxing match in Puerto Rico referred to as off as a result of weird eye damage

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

Most Priceless Promotions mentioned Serrano suffered an eye fixed damage on Friday, and the Puerto Rican Boxing Fee would not clear her.

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

Amanda Serrano crying

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

An emotional Serrano, with sun shades on, mentioned the damage 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 needed to struggle in entrance of my individuals,” Serrano mentioned.

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

Saturday was slated to be Serrano’s fiftieth skilled struggle, and even perhaps 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 struggle.

Main stage of Serrano-Meinke weigh-in

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

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Paul, who is generally 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 needed that for her. That is her second, and her time to shine,” Paul mentioned to Fox Information Digital earlier than Saturday’s struggle. “It’s simply so cool to assist her. She actually deserves this second and has labored so onerous for it. I’m comfortable to be a fan. The strain is off of you if you’re not the primary occasion, however you hear the gang is way louder for her on the market. In order that’s why that is her spot, her time to shine.”

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

“He mentioned that is my dwelling, and he would by no means take that principal 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 method you’re going dwelling, and you are going to showcase your own home.'”

Amanda Serrano with glasses on

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

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

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