Star Boxing’s undefeated junior welterweight prospect Raymond “Tito” Serrano takes on dangerous Kenny Abril in the 10-round co-feature February 10 on ESPN Friday Night Fights live from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
The action-packed Feb. 10 show is being presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing. Serrano (17-0, 8 KOs), fighting out of Philadelphia, faces another stiff test to date in former New York State title-holder Abril (11-4-1, 6 KOs), of Rochester (NY). An impressive victory could propel Serrano into a regional title fight. Already ranked No. 15 by the World Boxing Association (“WBA”), the talented 22-year-old is also rated in the top 10 by the NABF (#5), USBA (#6) and NABO (#9).
The headliner is a 10-round battle between undefeated 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (15-0, 10 KOs) and former USBA champion Derek “Pooh” Ennis (23-3-1, 13 KOs) for the vacant North American Boxing Organization (“NABO”) junior middleweight title. Former World amateur champion Andrade – WBO #9, WBC & IBF #13 and WBA #15 – fights out of nearby Providence, while IBF #9 Ennis is from Philadelphia.
A strong undercard features past and future champions and contenders, as well as some of the most promising prospects on the East Coast.
Former USBA & NABO light welterweight champion “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis (22-7-2, 10 KOs) returns against crowd-pleasing veteran Shaka Moore (11-16-3, 2 KOs), of Norwalk (CT), in what promises to be a very entertaining six-round bout.
Star Boxing’s undefeated super featherweight prospect Emanuel Gonzalez (9-0, 7 KOs) puts his perfect record on the line against upset-minded Jesus Bayron (5-3-1, 4 KOs) in a six-round match. A six-round super featherweight battle between East Hartford favorite Joseph “Chip” Perez (6-1, 2 KOs) and unbeaten Danny Valle (5-0, 3 KOs), who is also from the Bronx, is a match-up of two young prospects.
Also fighting on the undercard in separate four-round bouts is a pair of promising Connecticut boxers. New Haven super middleweight Charles Foster (1-0) tangles with Queens veteran Borngood Washington. Waterbury’s gifted junior welterweight Jair Ramos (1-0) is also scheduled to appear on the card.
Full Fight Card
NABO JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
MAIN EVENT – 10 ROUNDS
DEMETRIUS “Boo Boo” ANDRADE DEREK “Pooh” ENNIS
2008 U.S. Olympian/2007 World Amateur Champion Former USBA Junior Middleweight Champion
WBO #9, IBF & WBC #13, WBA #15 IBF #9
Providence, RI Philadelphia, PA
15-0 (10 KOs) 23-3-1 (13 KOs)
10 ROUNDS – JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHTS
RAYMOND “Tito” SERRANO KENNY ABRIL
WBA #15 Former NY St. Lt. Welterweight Champion
Philadelphia, PA Rochester, NY
17-0 (8 KOs) 11-1-4 (6 KOs)
6 ROUNDS – JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT
“Mighty” MIKE ARNAOUTIS SHAKA MOORE
Former USBA & NABO Light Welterweight Champion Former IBC Int. Welterweight Title Challenger
Astoria, Queens, NY by way of Greece Norwalk, CT
22-7-2 (10 KOs) 11-16-3 (2 KOs)
6 ROUNDS – SUPER FEATHERWEIGHTS
EMANUEL GONZALEZ JESUS BAYRON
Bronx, NY San Juan, Puerto Rico
9-0 (7 KOs) 5-3-1 (4 KOs)
6 ROUNDS – SUPER FEATHERWEIGHTS
JOSEPH “Chip” PEREZ DANNY VALLE
East Hartford, CT Bronx, NY
6-1 (2 KOs) 5-0 (3 KOs)
4 ROUNDS – JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHTS
JAIR RAMOS TBA
1-0 (0 KOs)
4 ROUNDS – SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS
CHARLES FOSTER BORNGOOD WASHINGTON
New Haven, CT Queens, NY
1-0 (1 KO) 3-9 (1 KO)
DOORS: 7:00 PM/ET FIRST BOUT: 8 PM/ET ESPN: 9:00-11:00 PM/ET
Tickets are $75.00, $40.00 and $30.00 (plus $5.00 facility fee for all tickets) and are on sale now through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets are also available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office, subject to availability, or by calling Star Boxing at 1.718.823.2000 and online via www.StarBoxing.com.