LINCOLN, R.I. (Sept. 12th, 2014) – Rich Gingras officially has two titles to his name. Now he wants a third.
After beating Joey McCreedy by unanimous decision in the main event Friday night at Twin River Casino, defending his New England Light Heavyweight title and capturing McCreedy’s Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) Northeast title, Gingras has his eyes set on settling the score with another popular regional foe. Continue reading
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Sept. 10th, 2014) — Between trading punches with opponents in the ring and showing off the results of his hard work in the gym on stage, it’s been a while since Rich Gingras has taken a well-deserved break from his routine.
Twenty-two days after beating Jaime Velazquez in June for the vacant N.E. Light Heavyweight title, Gingras participated in his first bodybuilding competition, bruises and all. Continue reading
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Aug. 19th, 2014) – It’s the best two-for-one deal in town.
On Friday, Sept. 12th, 2014, light heavyweights Rich Gingras and Joey McCreedy will each put their titles on the line in one dynamic main event at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., leaving only one champion in the headliner of “Title For Title,” presented by CES Boxing. Continue reading
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (June 2nd, 2014) — For someone who’s been through every fight imaginable, there’s not much Rich Gingras can’t handle in or out of the ring.
As the Lincoln, R.I., light heavyweight prepares for his next title fight Friday night at Twin River Casino, he’s handling personal and professional battles that have made the past three and a half weeks the busiest of his life. Continue reading
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (May 22nd, 2014) — The last time Rich Gingras fought for a title, he only had the belt in his grasp for a few fleeting moments due to a bizarre scorekeeping gaffe that ultimately left him empty-handed. Continue reading
The former International Boxing Organization and North America Boxing Federation Champion, Peter “The Pride of Providence” Manfredo, Jr. scored an eight round technical knockout victory over Richard Gingras, as referee, Joey Lupino stopped the bout with 1:33 left in the round after Manfredo landed more than ten powerful unanswered shots on Gingras who was stumbling towards the ropes and on the verge of being stopped.
“This was a great victory for me tonight because I earned my 40th win which not a lot of fighters achieve in their pro career, but more importantly, I was able to dedicate this victory to my close friend, light welterweight boxer, Gary Balleto who`s paralyzed from the waist down from an accident he suffered in July,” said Manfredo, Jr.
The fight card event entitled “Pride and Power” was sponsored by Jimmy Burchfield`s Classic Entertainment and Sports at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island.
This was a great all out action packed first four rounds where both orthodox super middleweight pugilists had their momentums and landed strong punches on the other fighter. Manfredo had the slight edge in the first two rounds before Gingras stunned Manfredo in the third round with a right hook that had him in significant trouble. He pinned Manfredo on the ropes and landed several powerful shots, yet Manfredo escaped the round. Continue reading
Seeing as though both he and his opponent are from Rhode Island, Rich Gingras had the option of a coin flip to determine who would enter the ring last in his Friday night main event showdown against Peter Manfredo Jr.
In the name of fairness — and respect — Gingras deferred to the older, more experienced Manfredo, who has built a legacy in Rhode Island as “The Pride Of Providence,” the Ocean State’s most beloved fighter since Vinny Paz passed the torch more than a decade ago.
“He deserves that,” Gingras said at Thursday’s pre-fight weigh-in. “He’s earned it.” Continue reading
LINCOLN, R.I. (Nov. 19, 2013) — Moments after Peter Manfredo Jr. sat down for Tuesday’s press conference at Twin River Casino, a waitress brought him a dinner roll with several packs of butter, a ticking time bomb for a fighter trying to keep his weight on point several days before a weigh-in. Continue reading
‘It ain’t gonna happen,’ says confident Manfredo
“The Pride Of Providence” Peter Manfredo Jr. will aim for his 40th career win Friday at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. Continue reading
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Nov. 13th, 2013) — When Rich Gingras traveled to Singapore five years to compete on Season 4 of the reality television series The Contender, he purposely chose the dorm room with the photo of Season 1 finalist and fellow New Englander Peter Manfredo Jr. hanging on the wall.
“My bed was right under his picture,” Gingras recalled. “It was like I had a piece of home with me.” Continue reading