Manfredo to return on May 11

By Alex Stone


Manfredo to return on May 11

Moments ago, Boxingtalk was informed by Peter Manfredo Sr. that his son, Peter Manfredo Jr., less than two weeks removed from his loss to super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe, will be returning to the ring in an off-TV bout on May 11. The chosen opponent for Manfredo, 26-4 with 12 KO’s, will be journeyman Ted Muller.

Muller, sporting a less than spectacular record of 19-10-2 with 9 KO’s, is obviously a tune-up fight for Manfredo, who is now in comeback mode. However, one should not take Muller lightly. The seasoned veteran has been in the ring with many high class opponents, going the distance with Alan Green and in his most recent fight, Bronco McKart. In his 10 losses, Muller has only been stopped twice; once by hard hitting Jerson Ravelo, and once by cruiserweight prospect Zack Walters. The fight will take place in the new Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

Manfredo’s loss to Calzaghe was questionable at the least, as many saw the third round stoppage as questionable. When asked about the issue, Manfredo Sr. was, as usual, not shy. “Should my son have thrown more punches? Yes,” stated Manfredo Sr. “However, was my son at all hurt at any point in the fight? No,” Manfredo Sr. added. “A lot of things were messed up that night. Freddie (Roach) just pulled out on us, our strength and conditioning never showed up, I had to fly in a brand new cut man, and a bunch of other shit. There were problems with an issue about the gloves the day before the fight, and I most certainly did not want that referee. They gave us neutral judges but I tried to get that ref changed, and now you see why.”

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