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The Philly slayer strikes again… Brad Solomon wins a decision over Raymond Serrano in Brooklyn

Tough break for Raymond “Tito” Serrano on TruTV this past Friday night as he lost a wide yet competitive decision  against Brad Solomon of Louisiana.

The stakes were high as Solomon came in undefeated and Serrano entered the bout at the peak of a comeback. The winner will likely end up in somebody’s top 10 rating list.

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Raymond Serrano set to fight Philly slayer Brad Solomon in Brooklyn on TruTV

This Friday it is high stakes boxing at the Aviator Center in Brooklyn, New York City when Philadelphia’s Raymond Serrano faces the toughest test of his career when he takes on Brad Solomin a 10 round Welterweight contest on the truTV network.

The 32-year-old Solomon (25-0, 9 KO) has proven to be a Philly killer over the years. He holds professional victories over highly regarded locals Demetrius Hopkins and Ray Robinson to go along with an amateur win over Danny “Swift” Garcia. To date Solomon’s biggest foe has been himself, where out of the ring issues have slowed his crusade to a world title bout.

Long streaks of inactivity over the course of his seven year professional career have been an thorn in his side. He has been somewhat active in recent years and Serrano is by far his stiffest challenge in years.

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Raymond Serrano wins a majority decision over Jeremy Bryan

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In Huntington, NY, Raymond Serrano (21-2, 9 ko’s) of North Philadelphia overcame an early knockdown and a bad cut to win a tough majority decision over South Carolina’s Jeremy Bryan (17-6, 7 ko’s) on ESPN Friday Night Fights. It was a competitive, TV friendly fight where Bryan showed flashes of the speed, power and heart that made him a two-time National amateur champion along with Serrano showing he still has plenty to offer this sport. Many questions were answered in the 5th round when Tito rebounded from a clean 2nd round knockdown to put his opponent on the canvas and change the tide of a close fight.

After some early fireworks, a steady pace kicked in leading the fight to go the 10 round distance. It was Serrano’s edge in activity and accuracy which put the Philly fighter over the top. Bryan has his moments but they came in spurts which likely cost him all of the close rounds. A mid-fight clash of heads caused a fairly deep cut on the top of Serrano’s head. Give a nod to his father who also served as the cut man because this gash was quickly mended and never became an issue for the fighter.

The final scores were 94-94, 97-91 and 96-92. This counts as the third consecutive win for the resurgent Serrano who is returning after a long layoff. The streak should put him in the neighborhood of the top 20 in the 147 lb division, opening the door for higher profile fights in the future. This fight marks the third consecutive fight Bryan lost by split or majority decision. He will undoubtably get a crack at another up-and-coming prospect his next time out.

The show was promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing out of New York City and held at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.

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Raymond Serrano takes on Jeremy Bryan this week on ESPN Friday Night Fights

On the February 27, 2015 edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights Philly’s Raymond Serrano‘s (20-2, 9 ko’s) comeback continues when he takes on Jeremy Bryan (17-5, 7 ko’s) of South Carolina in a 10 round Jr. Welterweight bout. It is one of those old fashioned crossroads contests where the winner moves up and the loser will have a loooong ride home.
There are many similarities between the two fight. Both fighters turned pro in 2007 and built a buzz as potential A list prospects to keep an eye on through the early part of this decade. Both careers fell on hard times as they hit the next level of competition. Both have rebounded to the point where they have performed well enough in recent fights to secure a co-feature on a nationally televised broadcast. Serrano is riding a two fight winning streak against modest competition. Those close to his camp say he is rededicated and looking strong. Bryan on the other hand has lost his last two, though both were close calls against opposition that hovers around the top of the division. He will not be intimidated by a name or a record.
The bout will take place at the Paramount in Huntington, NY. How do you see this one turning out? 

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Serrano crushes Spruiell at Ballys!

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On Saturday in Atlantic City, Raymond “Tito” Serrano (14-0, 8ko’s) scored a 5th round KO over Geoffrey Spruill (8-10, 2ko’s) in the evening co-feature that was promoted by Star Boxing. Serrano almost finished the fight early, scoring two knockdowns in the opening round. Spruiell beat the count and was able to survive a few more rounds but a continued Serrano body attack opened the door for a single shot left to put his opponent away for good.

With the win, Serrano stays undefeated and again proves that the journeyman type is no match. Many would like to see a jump up in competition starting in 2011. It is not out of the question to see him fight for a smaller regional title sometime soon.

In the evenings main event – Ayi Bruce won a hard fought 10 round majority decision over Shamone Alvarez to win a vacant regional title. Here is an idea – MATCH ALVAREZ VS. SERRANO NEXT!

Chuck “The Professor” Mussachio improved to 17-1-2 with an unanimous 8 round decision over Theo Kruger (10-11-2, 3KO’s) by scores of 80-72, 80-72, 79-73.

Philly’s Rashad “Tha Buizness” Brown improves to 2-0 with a unanimous decision over Corey Preston

Ismael Garcia W4 Joe Yerdon

Isiah Seldon W4 Todd Eriksson

Althea Saunders W4 Natoya Ervin

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Raymond Serrano to make his 4th appearance in Atlantic City this Saturday

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.

Serrano to co-feature Star Boxing PPV July 17, 2010

Ray%20Serrano%20pro%20debut.jpgOn Saturday July 17th at the Tropicana Casino and Resort, Raymond "Tito" Serrano (12-0, 6KO’s) will look to continue his rise up the welterweight ranks when he takes on Ghana’s Ayi Bruce (6-2, 4KO’s) in a scheduled 8 rounder. This will mark the 21 year old Serrano’s first bout since January when he decisioned Ronnie Warrior on ESPN.

The evenings main event is a do-or-die heavyweight showdown between Monte "Two Gunz" Barrett and David Tua. Star Boxing is promoting and making this available on PPV. Check your local listings.

Ray Serrano de-shields Warrior on ESPN!

North Philly Welterweight Raymond “Tito” Serrano stays undefeated (12-0, 6ko’s) as he cruised to an 8 round decision victory over Ronnie Warrior Jr. (13-3-1, 4ko’s) of Oklahoma in opening fight of the Jan 29, 2010 edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights. Scores were 79 – 73 across the board.

At times it looked like the 20 year old former amateur star was working a heavy bag as Warrior refused to throw or engage to make it a competitive fight in the early going. Serrano boxed smart, throwing three and four punch combos as Warrior laid in a defensive shell, then he got out of dodge before anything could be returned.

Warrior got a little more aggressive near the end which led to a couple of decent exchanges which produced the only real two way action of the bout. Overall it was a good learning experience as Tito completed his first career 8 rounder with stamina to spare.

With that said, we have yet to see Serrano matched with someone who can give us a real glimpse of the potential he holds. Hopefully the bosses at Star Boxing have taken notice! – photo by Marty Rosengarten.