ATLANTIC CITY (August 16, 2012)–Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna of Millville NJ will step back into the ring this Saturday at Bally’s Atlantic City when he squares off against battle tested Cuban Yolexcy Leiva, (5-3, 3 KO’s) in a six round Jr. Middleweight bout.
The show is promoted by John Lynch’s Pound For Pound Promotions.
LaManna, 20, was originally scheduled to fight on the July 27th but due to a death in the family, as well as numerous opponents pulling out, LaManna was left without an opponent.
“It sucks when you trained so hard for all those weeks and the sacrifices you have to make, only to end up not fighting. It’s a part of the business” LaManna said with a grin on his face. Just days before the 27th, LaManna lost his Uncle, who he was very close with. “Losing my Uncle Al took a huge toll on me and my family, but I have to stay strong and grind it out”.
LaManna has no doubt in his mind that this fight with Leiva will be his toughest to date. Leiva, 33, of Nashville, TN now residing in Brooklyn NY is coming off of a first round TKO defeat to Undefeated prospect Frank Galarza (7-0)That fight took place on June 8th in Woodhaven, NY. In his fight before that, Leiva upset than undefeated local favorite Benny Costantino, 7-0.
LaManna is coming off a six round Unanimous Decision over tough Sean Rawley Wilson on April 27th at Resorts in Atlantic City NJ.
“I want to thank John Lynch and his company of Pound for Pound Promotions for putting me on this very special card. I promise I won’t let my fans, my family, my uncle, but most importantly myself down”.
In the Main Event, Joel Diaz Jr. 10-0 (9 KO’s) takes on Guillermo Sanchez 13-5-1(5 KO’s) in ten round Jr. Lightweight bout
In the eight round co-feature, undefeated Jr. Middleweight Glen Tapia (14-0, 8 KO’s) takes on Hilario Lopez (12-11, 8 KO’s)
Highlighting the undercard, will be Patrick Farrell as well as a six round battle of undefeated Heavyweight featuring Joey Dawejko (7-0-1, 3 KO’s) taking on Dorsett Barnwell (6-0, 3 KO’s).
Also seeing action will be undefeated Light Heavyweight sensation Lavarn “Baby Bowe” Harvell (12-0, 7 KO’s) as well as Jr. Lightweight t Tioka Kahn Klary (1-0, 1 KO)
There will be three special pro debuter’s featuring Former Irish National champion Tyrone McKenna taking on Jayson Sia in a Jr. Welterweight bout; Heavyweight Tyrell Wright taking on Dennis Benson as well as Anthony Gangemi taking on Jimmy Ellis in a Welterweight bout
Tickets for this outstanding night of boxing are priced at $75 & $50 and can be purchased at Ballys, by calling 609-319-4400.
Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino is located 1900 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, NJ, 08401. Doors open at 7:00 P.M ET, first fight starts at 7:30.