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Peter Manfredo: I´m More Than Ready For "Toro"

boxingPAWTUCKET, RI (May 10, 2010) Middleweight contender Peter “The Pride of Providence” Manfredo Jr. has heard it all from Chicago’s Angel “Toro” Hernandez in the press leading up to their vacant IBO Middleweight Title showdown on Saturday, May 22nd at the Mohegan Sun Casino in and it doesn’t faze him.

“I’m glad that he’s excited and coming here to win. I expect nothing less. It’s a great fight for the fans and I knew when I agreed to fight Angel that it would be a war. Truthfully, I can’t wait until May 22nd because he’s going to get the best Peter Manfredo Jr. there is” said Manfredo. “There’s a lot at stake for each of us in a title bout like this. He can say what he wants about me back in Chicago, but when we touch gloves before the fight all that stuff goes out the window. I’m glad he’s confident, but I’m putting in all the work ahead of the fight and I’m more than ready for Toro.”

The 29 year old Manfredo Jr. is wrapping up camp this week with his father Peter Manfredo Sr. in Pawtucket as he prepares to once again fight in front of his legion of fans at the Mohegan Sun Casino in nearby Uncasville, CT..

“It’s great to fight at the Mohegan Sun; they have a terrific venue and its close enough that my fans can come and see me fight. It definitely helps to have the large crowd on your side, especially in a big fight like this” continued Manfredo.

On January 29th at the Mohegan Sun Casino, Manfredo Jr. looked outstanding winning a ten round unanimous decision over Matt Vanda for the NABF Middleweight Title. The win improved his record to 34-6-0 with eighteen knockouts.

Hernandez, a native of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, brings a record of 30-7-0 (17KO’s), into the twelve rounder against Manfredo. In his last two starts during 2009, Hernandez stopped former world title challenger Antwun Echols in the sixth round and won a ten round unanimous decision over James McGirt Jr.

Presented by TKO Boxing Promotions as part of their “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” nationally acclaimed series, the Manfredo Jr./Hernandez twelve round title bout headlines an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing.

The co-main event features the return of Matt “The Sharp Shooter” Remillard who will defend his NABF featherweight title against Carlos Rivera in a ten round bout.

Featured on the undercard are numerous world class prospects and local favorites including undefeated junior welterweight sensation Joseph Elegele, hard hitting middleweight prospect J’Leon Love, Framingham , MA . junior welterweight Danny O’Conner, female welterweight Adelita Irizarry of West Hartford, Canadian super featherweight Logan McGuinness, lightweight Joseph “Chip” Perez of East Hartford, CT. and the pro debuts of light heavyweights Ron Scott of Waterbury, CT and Reinaldo Graceski of Springfield, MA in separate bouts.


Priced at $125.00, 60.00 and $30.00, tickets for “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” are available through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com, phone 1-800-745-3000.) and the Mohegan Sun Box Office. Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm.


Hernandez ready for Manfredo

NEW YORK (May 9, 2010) – Veteran Angel “El Toro” Hernandez is arguably, pound-for-pound, one of the toughest boxers in the business. The Mexican native, fighting out of Chicago, has parlayed impressive back-to-back performances into a May 22 title fight against Peter Manfredo, Jr. at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.

“It’s all in his nickname – ‘Toro’ means bull,” Angel’s trainer “Fearless” Fernando Hernandez describes his fighter. “He is a charger who has evolved into a good boxer. He’s very tough!”

The 34-year-old Hernandez (30-7, 17 KOs) has taken a different road to his upcoming battle against Manfredo (34-6, 18 KOs) for the vacant IBO middleweight championship. His last two fights have been wins against multiple world title challenger Antwun Echols (31-11-4), last August when Echols failed to answer the bell for the seventh round, and a 10-round decision against then hot prospect James McGirt Jr. (19-1-1) on ESPN Friday Night Fights.

During the course of his 14-year pro career, the battle-tested Hernandez has also defeated Randall, Larry Marks, Victor Rosado, J.C. Candelo and Leonard Townsend, in addition to having fought Kassim Ouma, Raymond Joval, Vanes Martirosyan and Rhoshii Wells.

Hernandez, who will be making his debut fighting for promoter Boxing 360, feels that his time has finally come. “This opportunity is long overdue,” Angel said about his first fight in New England. “I’ve proven myself but haven’t had a world title shot since I fought Winky Wright (LDEC12) in 2003. I’m ready and excited about my fight for the IBO title.”

Manfredo was stopped in his two previous world title shots to Joe Calzaghe (IBF super middleweight) and Sakio Bika (IBO super middleweight). His notable victims include former world champions Frankie Randall and Grady Brewer, along with contenders Scott Pemberton, Alfonso Gomez, and Matt Vanda

“I know Peter,” Angel added. “I remember him from when we both were sparring partners at training camp for Fernando Vargas. And then I heard a lot about him on The Contender (Manfredo lost to Sergio Mora in the Season One finale). He can’t bring anything into the ring that I haven’t seen before and I doubt he’s tougher than the other guys I’ve fought. I’m not underestimating him but I’m a veteran with a lot of confidence I will walk away May 29th as the IBO middleweight champion of the world.”


Angel Hernandez Celebrates 'Cinco De Manfredo'

boxingCHICAGO, IL (May 5, 2010) Angel “Toro” Hernandez celebrated “Cinco De Manfredo” on Wednesday in Chicago as he prepared for his IBO Middleweight Title showdown with Peter “The Pride of Providence ” Manfredo Jr. on Saturday, May 22nd at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT.

“It’s called Cinco De Mayo, but this year we’ve changed the name slightly. I’m ready for Manfredo and come May 22nd he will feel every bit of the Chicago heat” said Hernandez, a native of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

Hernandez looked very sharp and was in great spirits as he worked the ring against three different opponents over ten rounds of sparring.

Continued Hernandez, “I’ve had problems in the past with my weight, but I’m at 165 right now. I’m in great shape and ready to fight.’

Presented by TKO Boxing Promotions as part of their “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” nationally acclaimed series, the Manfredo Jr./Hernandez twelve round title bout headlines an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing.

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The co-main event features the return of Matt “The Sharp Shooter” Remillard who will defend his NABF featherweight title against Carlos Rivera in a ten round bout.

Featured on the undercard are numerous world class prospects and local favorites including undefeated junior welterweight sensation Joseph Elegele, hard hitting middleweight prospect J’Leon Love, Framingham , MA . junior welterweight Danny O’Conner, female welterweight Adelita Irizarry of West Hartford, lightweight Joseph “Chip” Perez of East Hartford, CT. and the pro debuts of light heavyweights Ron Scott of Waterbury, CT and Reinaldo Graceski of Springfield, MA in separate bouts.

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Priced at $125.00, 60.00 and $30.00, tickets for “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” are available through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com, phone 1-800-745-3000.) and the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Sunday, April 11th. Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm.

Article posted on 09.05.2010



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