Majewski and Laszczyk win, Serrano defeats Alarcon, Andrade and Enrique in action on 5/6
PHILADELPHIA (April 1, 2011) - Unbeaten Polish fighters Patrick "The Machine" Majewski and Kamil Laszczyk continued their winning ways by scoring first round knockouts in separate bouts at The Arena in Philadelphia, PA on Friday night.
Article posted on 02.04.2011
The 31-year-old Majewski of Atlantic City by way of Radom, Poland wasted no time in finishing Allen Medina of Denver, Colorado at 1:14 of the first round in their middleweight bout.
Majewski, who raised his record to 16-0 (11 KO) with the win, was making his first professional appearance in The City of Brotherly Love where he had won two Golden Gloves titles as an amateur.
Medina dropped to 8-19 (1 KO) with the defeat.
The most interested spectator on hand was 20-2 (7 KO) middleweight contender Jessie "The Beast" Nicklow of Baltimore, MD. The 24-year-old Nicklow has been discussed as Majewski's next opponent for his Summer return.
The 20-year-old Laszczyk of North Bergen, NJ by way of Wroclaw, Poland needed just 1:48 to score his third professional victory as he stopped Puerto Rican Javier Ramos in the first round of their super featherweight bout.
The former six-time Polish national amateur champion turned pro less than a month ago but has already run his record to 3-0 (3 KO), while Ramos drops to 2-6.
The event was promoted by KEA Boxing, while Majewski and Laszczyk are promoted by Global Boxing Promotions.
For more information on Majewski, Laszczyk and other Global Boxing fighters, visit www.globalboxing.com
SERRANO IMPRESSIVE IN PHILLY DOMINATES ALARCON
Earlier tonight undefeated welterweight prospect, Raymond "Tito" Serrano continued his rise up the welterweight ranks with a 5th round TKO over Corey Alarcon in the main event of "Unfinished Business" at the South Philly Asylum Arena in Philadelphia, PA. The bout was promoted by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and KEA Boxing Promotions.
The 21-year-old, Serrano dominated Alarcon throughout, dropping him with a hard left hook to the body in round one. Another left hook to the body hurt Alarcon in the second but he was able to stay on his feet.
Rounds three and four were similar with Serrano working behind a piston-like jab to continue punishing his opponent.
In the 5th Serrano really poured it on, unloading with a heavy barrage of punches. A beautifully placed left hook to the head dropped Alarcon for the second time in the fight. Alarcon was able to beat the count but as soon as the bout resumed Serrano jumped all over him dropping him again with a crisp right, left combination. At this point the referee had seen enough and called a halt to the contest at. Official time of stoppage was 44 seconds of the 5th round.
Very impressive showing behind a large contingent of fans for the hometown favorite Serrano.
With the victory Serrano improved to a perfect 15-0, 8KO's. Look for the Philadelphian native to be back in action May 5th on Star Boxing's upcoming card at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx, NY.
BROTHERS LIBRADO ANDRADE AND ENRIQUE ORNELAS TEAM UP
LOS ANGELES, April 1 - On Friday, May 6, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California will be the site of a family reunion, La Habra, California's favorite fistic brothers and longtime top contenders Librado Andrade and Enrique Ornelas, return home to Southern California to fight on the same card for the first time in over six years (last time was December 16, 2004 at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles) on TeleFutura's "Sólo Boxeo Tecate."
Andrade will see action in a ten round super middleweight main event while younger brother Ornelas (Andrade took their father's last name while Ornelas took their mother's) will fight in an eight round middleweight co-feature. Both will face opponents to be announced.
The bad news for whoever their opponents will be is that when the brothers have fought on the same event, they have produced a combined 15-1 record.
The doubleheader will be presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and AT&T. Doors open at 6:00pm PT on fight night and the first bell rings at 7:00pm PT. The TeleFutura broadcast begins at 11:30pm ET / PT (10:30pm CT).
Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $45 are on sale now and are available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
Fans at home can also be part of the action by participating in Cinturón Tecate and voting for the fighter in the main event who displayed the most character in the ring by sending a text message to 55333. Voting will be open through the end of the weekend.
Born in Jesus del Monte, Guadalajara, Mexico and one of the toughest men in the 168-pound weight class, Librado Andrade (29-3, 22 KO's) has a relentless style that has made him feared throughout the division. A three-time world title challenger (Lucian Bute twice and Mikkel Kessler) who has become a bona fide star in an unlikely place - Canada - the 32-year-old Andrade will fight for the first time back home in California since 2008. He looks to keep the momentum going forward towards another title shot after his eighth round technical knockout over former World Champion Eric Lucas last May.
Andrade's younger brother by two years who was born in Jesus del Monte, Guadalajara, Mexico, Enrique Ornelas (30-7, 20 KO's) is a crowd-pleaser as well, with the kind of punching power that can short-circuit any opponent's night. A fearless battler who has been in the ring with future Hall of Famer Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins, current Super Middleweight World Champion Robert Stieglitz, former World Champion Bronco McKart and top contender Marco Antonio "Veneno" Rubio, Ornelas is pleased to be back home and promises a big night for all his fans on May 6.
Tecate, cerveza con carácter, is the largest beer brand to sponsor boxing matches in the U.S. Part of its commitment to make boxing accessible to consumers is the title sponsorship of "Sólo Boxeo Tecate," which creates an opportunity for local fans to witness some of the most exhilarating fights by today's up-and-coming prospects. Additionally, Tecate has been a primary supporter of Golden Boy Promotions' marquee events since 2007, and has launched a variety of initiatives to ensure consumers are part of the boxing experience, including boxer autograph signing sessions, commemorative cans, PPV mail-in rebate offers, and most recently the launch of a mobile museum "Tecate Museo de Boxeo," which showcases decades of the most memorable moments in the sport.
Opponents for Andrade and Ornelas will be announced at a later date, along with a full slate of undercard bouts.
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