Raymond Serrano remained perfect as he scored an exciting ten round unanimous decision over Angel Rios at the Tropicana Casino & Resort.
The card was promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and was the first show on Azteca America’s new televised boxing series “Boxeo Azteca”
Serrano boxed very well early as he was very pinpoint with his punches. He was very adept with his right hand and body attack. Rios drew oohs and Ahhs in round four as he winged and connected with two big right hands that Serrano took well.
Rios tried to apply tremendous pressure but time and again Serrano was able to cut off Rios with solid combination’s that kept the Bronx, new York native on the receiving end of his flurries..
Rios took some great shots and the two exchanged furiously down the stretch that brought the boisterous crowd at the Tropicana to their feet.
Serrano (17-0) won by scores of 100-90; 99-91 and 98-92.. Rios is now (9-8).
Popular Heavyweight Vinny Maddalone (34-7, 25 KO’s) thrilled his throngs of fans by taking out Journeyman Mike Sheppard just eighty-two seconds into their ten round Heavyweight fight.
Maddalone took out Sheppard with a left to the body that sent Sheppard folding up on the canvas. Sheppard is now 20-13-1.
Jason Escalera (12-0, 11 KO’s) dropped Mickey Scarborough (6-4) three times in round one and finished him off with a ripping right hand in round two to remain undefeated in their scheduled six round Super Middleweight bout. The time of the stoppage was thirty seconds into round two.
Doel Carrasquillo (16-18-1, 14 KO’s) battered Shamone Alvarez (21-5) and scored a fifth round stoppage in a scheduled eight round Welterweight bout. Carrasquillo dropped Alvarez in rounds one and two with some punishing combinations. Alvarez began to score and move on Carrasquillo in rounds three and four. In round five Carrasquillo ripped a right hook that sent Alvarez down for a third time. Carrsqullio then pounced on Alvarez and ripped off six unanswered blows before referee Lindsay Page stopped the bout at 1:16 of round five.
Heavyweight Chazz Witherspoon (29-2, 21 KO’s) took out an overmatched Tyson Cobb (14-3) in round three of their scheduled eight round Heavyweight bout. Witherspoon dropped Cobb with three times in round two with hard combinations. The third knockdown came from vicious body punch at the end of the round. Witherspoon didn’t waste time as he landed a booming right that sent Cobb plummeting to the canvas as 1:07 of round three .