Friday night at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida, former world light heavyweight champion Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson finally got his chance to put his controversial 2003 draw with Daniel Judah to rest, and he made the most of his opportunity, scoring a near shutout ten round decision over his opponent in the main event of ESPN2 Friday Night Fights..
“It was great to get this victory and right a wrong from six years ago,” said Johnson, who improved to 49-12-2 (33 KOs) with the 99-90, 99-90, 99-89 win that included a first round knockdown of Judah. “Now I’m moving on to right one of the other wrongs of my career, the decision that was taken away from me against Chad Dawson.”
In April of 2008, Johnson lost a hotly disputed 12 round decision to WBC light heavyweight Dawson. Now Johnson wants to settle that score.
“Everyone knows what happened in that first fight, and whether you agree with the decision or not, you have to agree that it was a great fight and that we should do it again, so let’s do it Chad,” said Johnson, who is ranked in the top five by all major sanctioning bodies.
Also winning big on Friday night was 2008 US Olympic team alternate Danny O’Connor, who improved to 4-0 (1 KO) with a clear-cut four round majority decision win over Jamar Saunders. O’Connor won the fight via a 40-36 shutout on two judges’ cards, and on the card of ESPN2 analyst Teddy Atlas, with the third judge amazingly rendering a 38-38 tally in a bout the Framingham native easily won. Seminole Warriors Boxing congratulates Glen and Danny on their big wins.
RAYMOND “TITO” SERRANO TO MAKE NATIONAL TV CO-FEATURE DEBUT ON MARCH 6TH ON ESPN 2
Philadelphia’s future world champion ready for step-up battle
PHILADELPHIA (MARCH 2, 2009)—On Friday night, March 6th, another in the long line of great fighters from Philadelphia will be unleashed on the world as nineteen year-old wunderkind, Raymond “Tito” Serrano will look to keep his impressive undefeated record in-tact as he takes on Jay Krupp as the co-feature on a nationally televised show that will emanate from the Mohegan Sun & Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Serrano of North Philadelphia has built up an 8-0 record with five big wins coming by knockout.
Serrano has been preparing for this fight with some intense sparring with some of the best welterweights in the world.
“I was in camp with Delvin Rodriguez (who will be fighting Shamone Alvarez in the main event on March 6th) and I have been working with Mike Jones”, said Serrano
“I am excited to be the co-main event on ESPN 2 as it’s a great opportunity to showcase my skills to the world. I have a great team around me and I have to thank my promoter, Joe DeGuardia for this great opportunity for everyone to see me.”
Serrano has one of the best young trainer’s in former Philadelphia bantamweight, Danny Davis and the trainer sees his pupil on the fast track.
“I see the progress. He is turning into a complete fighter and he is just nineteen tears old.” said Davis
“He has a great promoter in Joe DeGuardia and he is moving him well. All Raymond has to do is train and stay focused and he will be a fighter that people will have to watch out for.”
DeGuardia, who is one of the better promoters and is a former fighter himself sees a lot of promise for the young Serrano.
“We are looking forward to featuring Raymond Serrano on March 6th at the Mohegan Sun on ESPN2. It will be a night of firsts for Raymond (first eight rounder, first nationally televised co-feature) against perhaps his toughest opponent to date. Although he is only 19 years old, we are confident in Raymond’s skill level and ability to become a world champion in the welterweight division. Boxing fans should be sure to catch Raymond Serrano on March 6th as he takes a huge step in that direction.”
The card is promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing in association with Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort. A complete list of the undercard will be announced shortly. Tickets are priced at $75.00, $45.00 and $30.00 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com or purchase tickets by calling 1 (800)745-3000 or by calling any Ticketmaster Charge by Phone number; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets may also be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Box Office subject to availability or by calling Star Boxing at (718) 823-2000.
“YORK’S HOMETOWN HEROES TO HOST OPEN WORKOUTS ON TUESDAY”
YORK, PA. (March 2, 2009) The fighting pride of York, Pennsylvania, Carney Bowman, will host a public/media workout tomorrow, Tuesday, March 3rd at 5pm in advance of his headlining return to the Valencia Ballroom this Saturday night at the “BATTLE OF YORK 3”.
The open workout will take place at Bowman’s home gym, the Lincolnway Sportcenter, located at 2601 W. Market St. in York.
Bowman will be joined by local fan favorite Eric Nemo who will be fighting in York for the first time in his professional career. Also joining them will be their trainer Julio Alvarez.
Fight fans in the York, PA. area are encouraged to attend this unique opportunity to watch both of these “HOMETOWN HEROES” in their training environment as they march forward in their final days of preparation. Both fighters will be available for pictures and autographs following their workout sessions.