ALBANY, NY - Undefeated junior welterweights Ray "Tito" Serrano and Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield wasted no time at today's press conference in Albany, New York getting in each other's face just two days ahead of their "ESPN Friday Night Fights" showdown at the Times Union Center set for this Friday, May 18, 2012.
Ranked # 9 by the WBA with an undefeated record of 18-0-0 with eight stoppages, Philadelphia's Serrano challenges San Francisco's Mayfield, 15-0-1 (9KO's), in a ten round fight for Mayfield's NABO Title.
In the eight round co-main event, middleweight prospects will clash as heavy-handed knockout artist Jason Escalera of Union City, New Jersey battles Geneva, New York's Nick Brinson.
Also featured is an eight round light heavyweight bout between Albany, New York based contender Vincent Miranda and former world title challenger David Telesco of Portchester, New York.
The undercard of "ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS" includes the Capital Region's favorite son Kevin "KID" Rooney Jr., along with Schenectady junior welterweight Bryan Abraham.
Tickets, priced at $30, $40, $50 and $75, are available through Ticketmaster, ( www.Ticketmaster.com , 800-745-3000) or at the Times Union Center Box Office, ( www.timesunioncenter-albany.com ), and at select local Wal-Mart Music Centers. Tickets are also available by calling Star Boxing at 718-823-2000 or on their website www.starboxing.com .