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Demetrius Andrade-Angel Hernandez With Ennis Being Ill

BRONX, NY - Star Boxing president Joe DeGuardia has announced that former world title challenger Angel "Toro" Hernandez (30-10, 17 KOs) has replaced an ill Derek Ennis for Friday's night's main event against 2008 US Olympian Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade (15-0, 10 KOs) on ESPN Friday Night Fights at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

The headliner is a 10-round battle for the vacant North American Boxing Organization ("NABO") junior middleweight title. Ennis was forced to withdraw due to the flu.

"We're very fortunate to find a solid veteran like Angel Hernandez as a late replacement," DeGuardia said. "He's been in with some of the best and beaten the likes of Juan Carlos Candelo, Frankie Randall, James McGirt, Larry Marks, and Antwun Echols. We expect him to be a solid test for Demetrius."

Hernandez, fighting out of Chicago, is a typically tough Mexican fighter who has been stopped only twice in 40 professional fights. In 2004, he lost a 12-round decision to Winky Wright in their IBF light middleweight title fight. A former NABF, IBA Americas and NABA champion, Angel lost a disputed 12-round split decision to former world champion Kassim Ouma for the vacant USBA championship.

Former World amateur champion Andrade - WBO #9, WBC & IBF #13 and WBA #15 - fights out of nearby Providence.

Star Boxing's undefeated junior welterweight prospect, WBA #15 Raymond "Tito" Serrano (17-0, 8 KOs), meets former New York State champion Kenny Abril (11-4-1, 6 KOs) in the 10-round co-feature.

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 popular veteran Shaka Moore (11-16-3, 2 KOs), in a six-round bout.

Star Boxing's undefeated super featherweight prospect Emanuel Gonzalez (9-0, 7 KOs) plans to keep his perfect intact in a six-round bout dangerous Jesus Bayron (5-3-1, 4 KOs). East Hartford favorite Joseph "Chip" Perez (6-1, 2 KOs) faces Jamell Tyson (2-4-1, 1 KO) in another six rounder.

Also fighting on the undercard in separate four-round bouts is a pair of promising Connecticut boxers. Waterbury's gifted junior welterweight Jair Ramos (1-0) fights Miguel Rodriguez (0-1), while New Haven super middleweight Charles Foster (1-0) tangles with Queens veteran Borngood Washington.

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 .

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sksports on 02-09-2012

I got my tickets. Excited to spend my birthday at Mohegan, watching the fights.

Comment by RSBonos on 02-08-2012

ESPN FNF was on fire last year. Looks like it's back to mediocre fights/mismatches this year.

Comment by nycsmooth on 02-08-2012

2 me this doen't look like anytype of TV show...lacks hi level talent...

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