On Saturday December 4th, Philadelphia’s rising star, Raymond “Tito” Serrano (13-0, 6KO’s) returns to Atlantic City, when he takes on veteran Geoffrey Spruiell in the Grand Ballroom at Bally’s. The bout, scheduled for eight rounds in the welterweight division, will be one of the feature bouts of the evening. The card is promoted by Star Boxing, and is headlined by Atlantic City’s own, Shamone “The Truth” Alvarez (21-2, 12KO’s) taking on Ayi Bruce (17-3, 12KO’s) for the vacant IBA Welterweight Title.
“We are excited to be featuring Raymond on this upcoming card,” stated Joe DeGuardia, CEO and President of Star Boxing. “Raymond continues to improve every time he steps into the ring. He is an exciting fighter, and each time we have had him on a card in Atlantic City, he has given the fans in attendance a great fight, and we expect nothing less come December 4th.”
The 21-year-old Serrano, is a very skilled boxer, with extremely quick hands, and who isn’t afraid to mix it up. Serrano is coming off his most impressive victory to date, where he defeated a promising 15-2 fighter in July, also in Atlantic City. The fight on the 4th will mark Serrano’s 4th in Atlantic City since turning pro in late 2007. The young Serrano has been featured under the bright lights of ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” as well and has yet to disappoint when in the National spotlight. The proud Puerto Rican has served as one of Manny’s Pacquiao’s main sparring partners in the past, and recently has been helping fellow Philadelphian prospect Mike Jones (22-0, 18KO’s) prepare for his upcoming bout against Jesus Sotto Karass on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito Jr. Middleweight Championship at Dallas Cowboys Stadium.
“I’m excited to be back fighting in Atlantic City at Bally’s,” said Serrano. “I really enjoy fighting in Atlantic City, being that it’s so close to my hometown it allows my family and friends to come out and show their support. My fan base continues to grow and I expect more people than ever to be in attendance come December 4th. I’m plan on putting on a good show, and finishing 2010 strong and undefeated. I’m looking forward to bigger and better things in 2011, but first I must take care of business on the December 4th.”
A complete list of undercard will be announced shortly. Tickets are current ly on sale and are being priced at $75, and $50 with a few limited 1st Row VIP Packages also available ($150). Tickets can be purchased by visiting any ticketmaster location, or simply by CLICKING HERE:. Tickets may also be purchased by calling Star Boxing at (718)823-2000 or visiting www.starboxing.com. Bally’s Atlantic City, is located at Park Place and the Boardwalk (1900 Pacific Ave.) Atlantic City, NJ 08401. For more information call (609) 340-2000.
Photo by Marty Rosengarten