WHO IS THE BEST SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT IN RHODE ISLAND?
Press Release: "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 ten-round main event at Rhode Island's Twin River Casino on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. Both men are former contestants The Contender, a now-cancelled boxing reality show. After beating another Contender alum, Walter Wright in March, Manfredo (pictured) will face Gingras, who competed as a cruiserweight on Season 4 of The Contender in 2008. Since then, Gingras has become a fixture on the New England circuit, beating Rhode Islander Joey Gardner in May and fighting to a draw against Vladine Biosse in July.
Now he'll face the toughest test of his career against Manfredo Jr., who has become Rhode Island's most popular fighter since five-time world champion Vinny Paz passed the torch a decade ago.
Ticket can be purchased by calling 401-724-2253/2254, online at www.cesboxing.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or at the Players Club at Twin River. All fights and fighters are subject to change.
The undercard features another longtime fan favorite as former four-time female champion Jaime "Hurricane" Clampitt (21-5-1, 7 KOs) of Warwick, R.I., returns from a three-year layoff for one last fight when she faces Brooklyn's Dominga Olivo (8-8) in a six-round lightweight bout... Cranston, R.I., welterweight Nick DeLomba (2-0) will face Carlos Hernandez (3-2-1) of Bridgeport, Conn., in a six-round bout and Providence's KJ Harrison-Lombardi (3-0-1) will face newcomer Peter Eldridge of Brockton, Mass., in a four-round middleweight bout.
Also on the undercard, Hartford, Conn., super welterweight Antonio Marrero (0-1) will face Providence's Publio Pena (1-0,) in a four-round bout... Hyannis, Mass., heavyweight Jesse Barboza (6-1-1) and Willimantic, Conn., light heavyweight Kevin Cobbs (7-1) will be featured in separate