Raymond Serrano was born on May 30, 1989 in Philadelphia, PA.
Serrano is a young, a well-spoken gentlemen, with lightening speed and knockout power in both hands. He began boxing at only 8 years old. His storied amateur career included him boxing on the U.S. national team and winning numerous medals and national competitions. Serrano graduated from Edison High school in PA. While at Edison he competed on the track and field team. Serrano was a 2005 Jr. Olympic national silver medalist. He won the international Jr. Olympic championship in 2005. In 2006 he won the Pennslyvania Golden Gloves. Overall Serrano compiled over 100 victories as an amateur.
Serrano signed up with promoter Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and burst into the professional ranks on October 19th, 2007 with a first round annihilation of Tierre King.
In his most recent outing on December 4th, 2010 Serrano knocked out extremely tough and durable Geoffery Spruiell with a single left hand in the 5th round of their scheduled eight rounder.
On July 17th, Serrano won a hard fought, decision over extremely tough, Ayi Bruce, on the undercard of the PPV telecast of David Tua taking on Monte Barrett.
Fighting in nearby Atlantic City, the Philadelphian native used his superior boxing ability, to outwork the Ghana native Bruce. It was a good showing for Serrano who continues to show improved boxing skills each time he gets into the ring. With the win he improved his unbeaten record to 13-0, 6KO's.
On January 29th Serrano improved his record to a perfect 12-0, 6KO with a dominating eight round decision victory over Ronnie Warrior Jr. (13-3-1, 4KO). In his first scheduled eight rounder as a pro, Serrano used his speed and crisp combination punching to continuously keep Warrior off balance throughout the contest. The 20-year- old Serrano showed much improved boxing ability as he would score with three and four punch combinations and then move out of Warriors range.
On August 1st, 2009, Serrano handed veteran Jessie Davis a three round beat down before the referee called a halt to the contest at 2:02 of the third round.
Davis was eager to exchange, but Serrano simply had too much power. Serrano continuously tagged Davis with huge shots through the first three rounds but to his credit Davis continued to come forward.
On March 6th, Serrano made his national television debut on ESPN2 "Friday Night Fight" when he took on once beaten "Smokin" Jay Krupp (12-1, 5KO).
The first round started out quick with both fighters firing shots. A huge overhand right sent Krupp down hard, but Krupp was able to beat the count. The round ended with each fighter standing toe-to-toe firing shots.
In his first fourteen pro fights Serrano has gone 15-0, 8KO's, easily defeating each opponent that has been put in front of him. The young star seems to get better each time out and at just 21 years of age Serrano shows poise and a skill level well beyond his age, and certainly has the boxing world a buzz.
Serrano feels as long as he stays healthy there is no stopping him. Look for Serrano to easily and quickly ascend to the top of the welterweight division in the years to come.
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