Peter Manfredo Jr
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Nov. 6th, 2013) — The final boxing event of the season at Twin River Casino might just feature the most highly-anticipated main event in years.
“The Pride of Providence” Peter Manfredo Jr. (39-7, 20 KOs) will battle fellow Rhode Island super middleweight Rich Gingras (13-3-1, 8 KOs) in the 10-round main event of “Pride & Power,” presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. Continue reading
By James Stillerman at Ringside – Former IBO super middleweight title holder, Peter “The Pride of Providence” Manfredo Jr. kept his latest comeback alive, as he outwork and out landed the Seattle, WA native, Walter “2 Guns” Wright in front of a sold out hometown crowd at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island en route to an ten round unanimous decision victory by scores of 98-93, 100-90 and 97-93. “Unfinished Business” was sponsored by Jimmy Burchfield`s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc.
“I`d give myself a B- tonight. I`m glad I won, however, I wanted to fight better tonight and get a knockout in front of all my fans, but it just didn`t happen” said Manfredo Jr. the runner up on season of the Contender. “It was difficult fight for me because I trained for Joey Spina who is a strong powerful puncher and then three weeks before the fight, Spina got hurt and I had to train for a totally different fighter with a very different fighting style in Wright who is a slick counter puncher. I`m professional and I made the best of the situation.” Continue reading
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 15th, 2013) – The original Contender turned out to be the last one standing Friday night at Twin River Casino.
In a battle of former reality-television stars, Providence, R.I., super middleweight Peter Manfredo Jr. (39-7) inched closer to his 40th career victory and won for the second time since returning to professional boxing with a dominant performance against fellow Contender participant Walter Wright (14-4). Continue reading
LINCOLN, R.I. (March 14th, 2013) – Listed below are final weights for all the participants in Friday night’s professional boxing event, “Unfinished Business,” presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports on March 15th, 2013. Continue reading
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 6th, 2013) — CES photo by Kelly MacDonald — Aside from being a little older, and perhaps a bit wiser, the Peter Manfredo Jr. you see today is much different than “The Pride Of Providence” who rose to fame nearly eight years ago as a fan-favorite on the hit, reality television series The Contender.
As he continues his comeback, which began in November with a victory at Twin River Casino, Manfredo Jr. (38-7, 20 KOs) finds himself balancing life both in and outside of the ring, first as a husband and father, and then as a professional boxer.
Nowadays, each morning begins at 4 as Manfredo Jr. commutes to Boston for his day job. Then it’s back to Rhode Island to hit the gym in preparation for his Friday, March 15th, 2013 showdown against fellow Contender alum Walter Wright (14-3, 7 KOs) before finally heading home to Connecticut with his wife and three children. Continue reading
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Feb. 12th, 2013) — More than six years have passed since Peter Manfredo Jr. knocked out fellow Providence native Joey Spina on national television at The Dunkin’ Donuts Center in what was, at the time, Rhode Island’s biggest turf war. Continue reading
Nearly one year removed from what he originally thought would be his last fight, “The Pride Of Providence” made an emphatic – and successful – return to the ring Thursday night in front of his hometown fans.
Peter Manfredo Jr. (38-8) dominated Pittsburgh, Pa., challenger Rayco Saunders (22-19-2) to earn a 99-91, 100-90, 100-90 unanimous-decision win at Twin River Casino in the 10-round main event of Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports’ “The Pride Is Back” professional boxing event. Continue reading
LINCOLN, R.I. (Nov. 28, 2012) – Peter Manfredo Jr. has faced every challenge a professional boxer could deal with inside the ring, but there’s nothing that could motivate him more than what he’s facing as he begins his highly-anticipated comeback. Continue reading
LINCOLN, R.I. (Nov. 28, 2012) – Listed below are final weights for all the participants in Thursday night’s professional boxing event, “The Pride Is Back,” presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports on Nov. 29th, 2012. Continue reading
SHOWTIME’s Hall Of Fame Boxing Analyst Al Bernstein calls the November 10 Abner Mares-Anselmo Moreno bout “one of those classic style match-ups that you don’t often see.”
The undefeated Mares will defend his super bantamweight title against Moreno, who has not lost a match in 10 years. Bernstein said, “This is really a special match, because both men are at the top of their game and bring to the ring styles that make this fight so intriguing. Mares is a boxer-puncher with an emphasis on the puncher while Moreno is a boxer-puncher with the emphasis on the boxer. But, both throw a lot of punches and both have a huge will to win. I think this will be special.” Continue reading