ESPN2'S FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS HITS
THE TIMES UNION CENTER IN ALBANY, NY ON MAY 18TH
vs. Karim Mayfield Headline
Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing returns to the Times Union Center in Albany,
New York with ESPN2's Friday Night Fights on Friday, May 18th.
Headlining ESPN2'S Friday Night Fights is a terrific junior welterweight
ten round bout between 22 year old undefeated Philadelphia prospect
Raymond "Tito" Serrano, 18-0-0 (8KO's) and the also unbeaten and
defending NABO Champion Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield, 15-0-1 (9KO's)
of San Francisco, California.
The May 18th event marks the return of Star
Boxing to the Times Union Center, following an action packed debut on
Priced at $75, $50, $40 and $30, advance tickets go on sale this Thursday,
April 5th and are available through Ticketmaster, (www.Ticketmaster.com,
800-745-3000) or at the Times Union Center Box Office, (1-800-30-EVENT),
and at select Wal-Mart Music Centers. Tickets are also available by
calling Star Boxing at 718-823-2000 or on
"We're very excited to return to the Times
Union Center and the great boxing fans in the Albany, New York region with
ESPN2's Friday Night Fights. The support we received from the fans and
media for our first show convinced us to bring another terrific event to
the area" said DeGuardia
"Serrano and Mayfield each understand this is an outstanding opportunity
and we expect a sensational fight from the opening bell."
A native of Puerto Rico, Serrano returns to ESPN2's Friday Night Fights
following a dominant ten round decision win over Kenny Abril on February
10th at the Mohegan Sun Casino. A pro since the age of 18, Serrano is seen
by many in boxing as having the skills needed to become a world champion.
The big talking Mayfield is coming off two excellent wins in 2011, a tenth
round stoppage of former world champion Stevie Forbes on June 17th in
Austin, Texas and a ten round decision over Patrick Lopez on October 1st
in Tunica, Mississippi
Additional bouts on this card will be
announced shortly by Star Boxing.
The Times Union Center is location at 51 South Pearl Street in Albany, New
York, 12207. Doors on the night of the event will open at 6:30pm with the
first bell scheduled for 7:30pm
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