Philly Welterweight Raymond “Tito” Serrano (13-0, 6KO’s) will make his 4th appearance in Atlantic City on Saturday December 4th as one of the featured bouts bought to you by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing. The assignment is a scheduled 8 rounder against Geoffrey Spruiell (8-9, 2ko’s) of Colorado in the Grand Ballroom at Bally’s Casino.
Young Serrano is getting a nice push from his New York based affiliates, taking a slow but steady approach towards a run at the top. While the competition he has faced in the ring has been limited, Serrano has been in training camps with some of the best – most recently helping Mike Jones prepare for Jesus Soto-Karass and previously being in camp with Manny Pacquiao among others.
There are some local fight fans and insiders who believe that 2011 will be a break out year for the 21 year old native of North Philadelphia. After this bout, a regional title fight is probably not out of the question.
The evening is headlined by Atlantic City’s Shamone “The Truth” Alvarez (21-2, 12KO’s) taking on recent Serrano victim Ayi Bruce (17-3, 12KO’s) for the vacant IBA Welterweight Title. Alvarez is rated #7 by the USBA and is coming off a strong KO win over Alexis Camacho in this same building.
The co-feature showcases reigning WBF US Light Heavyweight Champion, Chuck “The Professor” Mussachio (16-1-2, 5KO’s) of Wildwood NJ who is signed up for an eight rounder against Theo Kruger. Mussachio is riding a three fight winning streak and is coming off what many are calling his best performance as a pro in a decision win over Tony Ferrante.
Exciting jr. middleweight, Ismael Garcia (1-0) will look to pick up his second win as a pro when he takes on New York’s, Joe Jerdon (0-1-2). Garcia-Jerdon is scheduled for four rounds.
In a four round middleweight match-up Philadelphia’s Rashad Brown (1-0) squares off against Corey Preston (0-2).
Rounding out the card is Atlantic City’s Althera Saunders (1-0) in a four round female jr. welterweight contest against Natoya Ervin (1-6).
Tickets are currently on sale and are being priced at $75, and $50 with a few limited 1st Row VIP Packages also available ($150). Tickets may be purchased by calling Star Boxing at (718)823-2000 or visiting www.starboxing.com. Bally’s Atlantic City, is located at Park Place and the Boardwalk (1900 Pacific Ave.) Atlantic City, NJ 08401. For more information call (609) 340-2000.