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Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing is making a return to Albany’s Times Union Center.

Star Boxing was last in Albany February 4th when Joe Hanks defeated Rafael Pedro via 2nd round TKO in the main event.

From Star Boxing;

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ESPN2’S FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS HITS THE TIMES UNION CENTER IN ALBANY, NY ON MAY 18TH
Raymond Serrano vs. Karim Mayfield Headline

BRONX, NY (March 30, 2012) Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing returns to the Times Union Center in Albany, New York with ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights on Friday, May 18th.

Priced at $75, $50, $40 and $30, advance tickets go on sale this Thursday, April 5th and are available through Ticketmaster, (www.Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000) or at the Times Union Center Box Office, (1-800-30-EVENT), and at select Wal-Mart Music Centers. Tickets are also available by calling Star Boxing at 718-823-2000 or on www.starboxing.com.

The May 18th event marks the return of Star Boxing to the Times Union Center, following an action packed debut on February 4th.

Headlining ESPN2’S Friday Night Fights is a terrific junior welterweight ten round bout between 22 year old undefeated Philadelphia prospect Raymond “Tito” Serrano, 18-0-0 (8KO’s) and the also unbeaten and defending NABO Champion Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield, 15-0-1 (9KO’s) of San Francisco, California.

“We’re very excited to return to the Times Union Center and the great boxing fans in the Albany, New York region with ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights. The support we received from the fans and media for our first show convinced us to bring another terrific event to the area” said DeGuardia.

“Serrano and Mayfield each understand this is an outstanding opportunity and we expect a sensational fight from the opening bell.”

A native of Puerto Rico, Serrano returns to ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights following a dominant ten round decision win over Kenny Abril on February 10th at the Mohegan Sun Casino. A pro since the age of 18, Serrano is seen by many in boxing as having the skills needed to become a world champion.

The big talking Mayfield is coming off two excellent wins in 2011, a tenth round stoppage of former world champion Stevie Forbes on June 17th in Austin, Texas and a ten round decision over Patrick Lopez on October 1st in Tunica, Mississippi.

Additional bouts on this card will be announced shortly by Star Boxing.

The Times Union Center is location at 51 South Pearl Street in Albany, New York, 12207. Doors on the night of the event will open at 6:30pm with the first bell scheduled for 7:30pm.


Floyd Mayweather Jr. has taken the initiative recently in trying to secure what would be the richest fight in the history of boxing. Just yesterday be placed a call to his possible foe, Manny Pacquiao.

Mayweather provided details on the call in an email to ESPN anchor Stan Verrett stating;

“I called him and asked him about fighting May 5 and giving the World what they want to see. I also let him know we both can make a lot of money. He ask about a 50/50 split and I told him no that can’t happen, but what can happen is you can make more money fighting me then you have made in your career.”

The email continues, but I have to stop there.

I’ve been on Mayweather’s side recently as he called out Manny on Facebook, Twitter, and in various interviews in an attempt to secure the fight. I prayed it would draw out Manny and get him to force his obstinate promoter, Bob Arum, to make the fight. Read the rest of this entry »


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The internet blocking software at my place of business has deemed Bill Simmons as pornography.

Either Bill has found new work or he is still a sports columnist and my job needs new software.


Just reading about the New York Giants losing three defensive players for the entire season in the past 24 hours (I blame lockout voodoo) and on the right side of the screen there is a section called “More NFL headlines”.

In that NFL headlines section it then has three stories about baseball, one about today’s earthquake in Virginia (felt from Atlanta to Toronto) and then just one lonely story about the actual NFL.

Am I nitpicking? Probably. Is is too much to ask to have actual headlines in the NFL headlines section? No.

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