EFEBy Jorge J. Muñiz Ortiz San Juan

Puerto Rican boxer Amanda Serrano has charted a long, winding path riddled with obstacles since making her professional debut in early 2009.

But she has achieved her dreams and then some over the course of her 13-year career, winning titles across seven different divisions and recently becoming the first female pugilist to take home $1 million for a single fight.

In an interview with Efe, the 33-year-old recalled that she earned $1,000 in her first bout in March 2009, an amount she says wasn't bad for a professional debut.