Serrano-Taylor Added As Jan. 25 ShoBox Co-Headliner
Fight Network Staff / January 9, 2013 - 5:32pm
New York (January 9, 2013) - Philadelphia's Raymond 'Tito" Serrano will battle Baltimore based Emmanuel 'The Tranzforma" Taylor in a 10-round junior welterweight clash on FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013, at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, it was announced today by Joe DeGuardia, President of Star Boxing®.
Broadcast on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) and promoted by Star Boxing and Banner Promotions, the Serrano/Taylor bout is the chief support to the 10-round junior middleweight title bout between world ranked Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade and former world title challenger Freddy "EL Riel" 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 audience on SHOWTIME® that 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, 18-1-0 (8KO's), was stopped in the fifth round by Mayfield on MAY 18, 2012 in Albany, NY.
Just 21-years-old, Taylor has compiled an excellent record of 15-1-0 with ten knockouts since turning professional in 2009 following a highly decorated amateur career.
Earning his nickname 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 prospect George Sosa on October 12th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Advance tickets priced at $50, $100 and $150, are now on sale through Ticketmaster, (www.Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000) or 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
ABOUT STAR BOXING:
Star Boxing Inc. is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2012. 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 their official website at www.StarBoxing.com and follow them on Twitter @ Star Boxing and Facebook at Star Boxing.
ABOUT THE PARAMOUNT:
Opened September 30, 2011 this 1,555 capacity live entertainment venue located in downtown Huntington, Long Island, features concerts, boxing, comedy, community and other special events. Booked by Live Nation, the Paramount has hosted over 150 events in its first year of operation and quickly established itself as the premier music venue on Long Island. Some recent acts to take the stage include Pitbull, Taking Back Sunday, The Pixies, Elvis Costello, Warren Haynes, Willie Nelson, Brand New, Goo Goo Dolls, Primus, Marilyn Manson, Korn, The Wanted, The Script, Panic! At the Disco and many, more.
ABOUT MODELL'S SPORTING GOODS
Founded in 1889, Modell's Sporting Goods is the local family sporting goods destination that provides a convenient and compelling shopping experience for the athlete and fan in all of us. Modell's offers customers an assortment of top brands in sporting goods equipment, footwear and active apparel for every level of play year round. The retailer operates 153 stores located in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. In addition to www.Modells.com, which services customers all over the country.