Philadelphia (January 20, 2015 ) – Tonight at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Jr. Welterweight Raymond “Tito” Serrano makes his 2nd appearance after a 22-month layoff when he takes on Jerome Rodriguez (6-1-3, 2 KO’s) in a 6-round bout on a card that will be televised by Fox Sports 1.
Serrano of Philadelphia weighed in at 144.6 lbs at Tuesday’s weigh in and is rearing to go after his 4th round stoppage over Wilfredo Acuna on November 14 in Chester, PA.
“I feel good and ready for a great night,”said the 25 year-old.
Serrano (19-2, 9 KO’s) will be fighting for the 2nd time under the Club 1957 Management banner.
He admits he does not know too much about the 28 year-old Rodriguez.
“He is a southpaw and I just saw his fight with Naim Nelson. He comes to fight so I know I have to be ready.”
After his win over Acuna, Serrano went back to the gym and now will look to improve on that performance and get himself back the fighter who won his first 18 bouts.
“A successful night will be displaying everything that I have been working on in the gym. My last fight was mostly to get the ring rust off after the layoff. On Tuesday, I am looking to show good offense and defense and putting on a show.”
Serrano, who is promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing is hoping a win will put him back in some important television fights.
“I think after I get this win, I will be back on a Star Boxing card and at 20-2, it should get me a nice opportunity.”
“I want to thank all my fans and team which includes my manager Mark Cipparone of Club 1957 Management.”
“Raymond has been working extremely hard and as a manager I am proud of his focus and his desire to succeed. I can see that he is on his way to erase the mistakes of previous fights. I can tell he is at another level. He has been really committed and is in the gym every day and I feel that combined with his confidence will take him far,”said Club 1957 Management’s Mark Cipparone.
“He is now back on track and in the very near future it looks like there will be significant fights in his profile.”, said Cipparone