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PUBLIC PRESS CONFERENCE WEDNESDAY AT TIMES UNION CENTER

 NEW YORK (May 14, 2012) Star Boxing will host a Public Press Conference on Wednesday, May 16th at 1:30PM EST at the Times Union Center to announce final details of  a sensational evening of world class professional boxing set for this, Friday, May 18th.
 
WHO:     
 
Joe DeGuardia/Star Boxing, President
Bob Belber/Times Union Center, General Manager
Ray Serrano/Undefeated Jr. Welterweight, Ranked #9/WBA,18-0-0 (8KO’s)
Karim Mayfield/Undefeated Jr. Welterweight, WBO-NABO Champion15-0-1 (9KO’s),
Jason Escalera/Middleweight Knockout Artist, 13-0-0 (12KO’s)
Nick Brinson/Middleweight Prospect, 9-1-1 (5KO’s)
Vincent Miranda/Cruiserweight Contender, 14-1-1 (8KO’s)
Kevin “KID” Rooney Jr./Middleweight Contender, 4-1-0 (2KO’s)
WHAT:     Public Press Conference
 
WHERE:   Times Union Center/Exhibition Hall
                   51 South Pearl Street
                   Albany, NY, 12207
 
WHEN:     Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 1:30PM EST
 
WHAT:      Announcing details of May 18th, 2012 fights at Times Union Center
 
ABOUT “ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS”
 
Presented by Star Boxing in association with the Times Union Center, “ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS” is headlined by a ten round WBO NABO Junior Welterweight Title bout between sensational, undefeated prospects, Philadelphia’s Ray “Tito” Serrano, ranked #9 by the World Boxing Association, and defending WBO NABO champion, San Francisco’s Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield of San Francisco, California.
 
In the eight round co-main event, middleweight prospects will clash as heavy-handed knockout artist Jason Escalera of Union City, New Jersey battles Geneva, New York’s Nick Brinson.
 
The undercard of “ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS” features the Capital Region’s favorite son Kevin “KID” Rooney Jr., along with locally based fan favorites; light heavyweight Vincent Miranda, junior welterweight Bryan Abraham and pro debuting Nick Castaldi.
 
Tickets, priced at $30, $40, $50 and $75, are available through Ticketmaster, (www.Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000) or at the Times Union Center Box Office, (www.timesunioncenter-albany.com), and at select local Wal-Mart Music Centers. Tickets are also available by calling Star Boxing at 718-823-2000 or on their website www.starboxing.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 
 
 
 
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

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