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Raymond Serrano returns to face Wilfredo Acuna this Friday

This Friday night, Jr. Welterweight contender Raymond Serrano (18-2, 8 KO’s) returns to action when he competes in a six round bout against Wilfredo Acuna (15-15, 12 KO’s) in the co-feature bout at Harrahs Philadelphia in Chester, PA.

The show is promoted by Joey Eye Boxing , XFE and King’s Promotions.

Serrano of Philadelphia was one of the top prospects in the United States as he won his first 18 fights as he became a staple on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.

He had quality wins over Ashantie Hendrickson (1-0), Jay Krupp (12-1), Ronnie Warrior Jr. (13-2-1) & Ayi Bruce (15-2).

He is looking ti get back in the win column after losing to Emanuel Taylor on January 25, 2013.

“I can’t wait to get back in their and I am ready to go,” said Serrano when asked about the 21-month lay off.on the 30-fight veteran Acuna.

“Training has been good. I have been dropping weight and training real hard and putting in work with my new trainer Chino Rivas.

“I don’t know much on Acuna except that he is a southpaw.”

This will be Serrano’s first appearance in his home state since stopping Corey Alacorn in five rounds on April 1, 2011.

“I am excited to be fighting in my hometown. After the layoff, it is good to have family and friends there to support me.”

The fight will be Serrano’s first under new manager Mark Cipparone and Club 1957 Management.

“I am excited to put on a good performance and get back on the winning track. This will start to get me back in line for the big fights I know I will be in and win.”

Acuna of Managua, Nicaragua has quality wins over Freddy Oprta (5-1), Matias Garcia (11-1), Douglas Lira (6-1) and has been in the ring with top prospects and contenders such as Orlando Cruz, Luis Cruz, Felix Diaz , Jonathan Maicelo, current world champion Chris Algieri. He is coming off an 8-round unanimous decision defeat to Dusty Hernandez Harrison (22-0) on July 26 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Serrano is promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.

In the ëight-round main event, Joey Dawejko (12-3-2, 5 KO’s) will face Rayford Johnson (10-15, 6 KO’s) of Longview, TX in a Heavyweight bout.

In Six round Bouts:
Immanuel Aleem (10-0, 6 KO’s) of Richmond, VA will take on Angel Antonio Martinez (6-8-3, 1 KO) in a Middleweight bout

In four round bouts:

Alex Barbosa (4-1-1, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take on Benjamin Burgos (1-9-1) of Mount Pocono, PA in a Super Bantamweight bout.

Nathaniel Rivas (5-0, 2 KO’s) of Berlin, NJ will take on an opponent to be named in a Welterweight bout.

Randy Easton (2-4-1, 2 KO’s) of Williamsport, PA will fight Dan Bolden (2-3, 1 KO) of Louisiana in a Heavyweight bout.

David Grayton (9-0, 8 KO’s) of Washington, DC will take on Donald Ward (7-5, 3 KO’s) of Memphis, TN in a Welterweight bout.

Tickets are now on sale for $100 (VIP); $75 (Ringside) and $50 (General Admission) and can be purchased at the Harrahs Philadelphia Gift Shop; By calling Joey Eye (267-304-9399); David Feldman (610-291-0806); Peltz Boxing (215) 765 0922; 800-480-8020 or on