NEXT WEEK'S SHOBOX OPENER ANNOUNCED
Press Release: Philadelphia's Raymond "Tito" Serrano will battle Baltimore-based Emmanuel Taylor in a ten-round junior welterweight clash on January 25th at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, it was announced today by Joe DeGuardia, President of Star Boxing. Broadcast on ShoBox: The New Generation, the bout will serve as the chief support to the junior middleweight bout between Demetrius Andrade and Freddy Hernandez.
"This is an excellent junior welterweight matchup between two young aggressive fighters. Serrano and Taylor have an outstanding opportunity to show the great boxing fans on Long Island and the nationally televised audiencethat they belong in the mix with other top prospects in the division," said DeGuardia.
"Ray has been working hard the last couple of months with his new trainer, Barry Hunter. He was very excited when we approached him about the fight. Ray wants to show that he is the prospect everyone thought he was, (winning his first 18 pro fights) before getting tagged against Karim Mayfield last May" said DeGuardia.
The 23-year-old Serrano (18-1), was stopped in the fifth round by Mayfield on May 18, 2012 in Albany, NY.
Just 21 years old, Taylor (15-1) turned professional in 2009 following a highly decorated amateur career.
Earning his nickname The Transformer through his transformation from a quiet persona outside the ring to an all-action fighter inside of it, Taylor returns to battle following a sensational decision win over then undefeated George Sosa on October 12th in Philadelphia.
Advance tickets are now on sale through The Paramount Box Office, (631) 673-7300 in addition to the Star Boxing Office, (718) 823-2000 or on their website, www.StarBoxing.com. Doors on the evening of the event will open at 7PM with the first bell at 8PM.
The Paramount is located at 370 New York Avenue, Huntington, New York, 11743. For directions and more information, please visit their website at www.paramountny.com