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ESPN2'S FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS HITS ALBANY, NY ON MAY 18TH

BRONX, NY (March 30, 2012) 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.
 
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 www.starboxing.com.
 
The May 18th event marks the return of Star Boxing to the Times Union Center, following an action packed debut on February 4th.
 
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.
 
“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.
 
 
 
 
ABOUT THE TIMES UNION CENTER:
 
Upstate New York’s premiere sports and entertainment facility, the Times Union Center, located in Albany, NY, is excited to welcome boxing back after a 14 year hiatus.  Hosting boxing in 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1997, the Times Union Center offers the perfect atmosphere for championship events, and our fans are ready for championship boxing to make its long awaited return to the biggest stage in the Albany.  Nestled between Hall of Famer Mike Tyson’s hometown of Catskill, NY, and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, NY, the Capital Region is a great boxing community for both fighters and fans locally and in our surrounding areas.  Albany, NY is easy to get to from anywhere!  Amtrak offers direct trains from New York City, Buffalo and all points in between, and major interstates from points east, west, north and south intersect in the capital region making it easy to drive from all parts of the state.  For more information, please visit their website at www.timesunioncenter-albany.com
 
MEDIA CONTACTS
Chadd Ryan
Times Union Center
518-487-2015
Chadd.Ryan@timesunioncenter-albany.com
 
Star Boxing
718-823-2000
PR@StarBoxing.com
 
Bernie Bahrmasel
DOUBLE B PUBLICITY
773-592-2986
BernieBahrmasel@yahoo.com
 
 

ABOUT STAR BOXING:
 
Star Boxing, Inc. has been in operation since1992.  Star Boxing has worked to produce some of the most exciting and memorable boxing events in recent history. Star has continued to work with and develop a number of very exciting world champions, world rated contenders and young prospects. Star has consistently brought credibility, integrity, and exciting fights to the boxing industry.  For more information on Star Boxing, visit the official website at www.starboxing.com

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