ALBANY, NY (May 16, 2012) Undefeated junior welterweights Ray “Tito” Serrano and Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield wasted no time at today’s press conference in Albany, New York getting in each other’s face just two days ahead of their “ESPN Friday Night Fights” showdown at the Times Union Center set for this Friday, May 18, 2012.
Ranked # 9 by the WBA with an undefeated record of 18-0-0 with eight stoppages, Philadelphia’s Serrano challenges San Francisco’s Mayfield, 15-0-1 (9KO’s), in a ten round fight for Mayfield’s NABO Title.
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.
Also featured is an eight round light heavyweight bout between Albany, New York based contender Vincent Miranda and former world title challenger David Telesco of Portchester, New York.
The undercard of “ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS” includes the Capital Region’s favorite son Kevin “KID” Rooney Jr., along with Schenectady junior welterweight Bryan Abraham.
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.
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ABOUT STAR BOXING:
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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
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