Friday, November 22, 2013

Peter Manfredo vs. Rich Gingras, tonight from Rhode Island

Photo by CES Boxing
Manfredo-Gingras headline six bout card at Twin River Event Center
by Alex Pierpaoli

Both Peter Manfredo Jr, of Providence, RI and Rich Gingras, of Lincoln, RI, scaled 169lbs at yesterday's weigh-in for their Main Event atop the CES promoted "Pride & Power" card tonight in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Gingras has been more active and is likely the more conditioned of these two fighters; add to that the fact that Gingras is coming off a career best performance in
a Majority Draw versus Vladine Biosse in July, a fight this observer thought he deserved on hustle alone, and it is Gingras with all the momentum. But Manfredo is the far more experienced prize-fighter and if he's sharp and in good shape he should be well capable of turning back the likes of this hometown rival.

Look for Manfredo to establish some distance early and try to blunt the aggression he's sure to see from Gingras. They'll exchange as the fight wears on and it'll be the educated blows of Manfredo that find their way past Gingras' pressuring assault. But Gingras has far fewer miles on him than Manfredo and he's not going to make this easy. His determination and doggedness made up for the deficit he had in skill versus Biosse and it may help him the same way tonight if an unfit, shop-worn Manfredo shows up.

But don't bet on that. These two are regional rivals and the venue is likely to sell-out by fight time. All the ingredients are in place for action-packed main event. 

Sure, expect the result of Manfredo by unanimous decision but this regional war is going to be heated and don't be at all surprised if this ends controversially after a close one and begs a rematch.

Also tonight, female former champ, Jaime Clampitt returns to the ring after three years and three months at 133lbs, to purge herself her last fight to champion Holly Holm. Clampitt hopes to return with this one bout to end her career with a definitive victory over 132 and a half pound Dominga Olivo of Brooklyn, NY.
Photo by CES Boxing
of the freakish and disappointing neck-injury ending loss in August of 2010.

Other bouts on the card include:

Jesse Barboza of Hyannis, MA, 242 lbs versus Arthur Saribekian of Cranston, RI, 233 lbs.

Nick Delomba of Cranston, RI, 148lbs. versus Carlos Hernandez of Bridgeport, CT, 145lbs.

KJ Harrison-Lombardi of Providence, RI, 163 1/2 lbs versus Mike Rodriguez of Springfield, MA 165lbs.

Ethan Pena of Providence, RI, 154lbs versus Antonio Marrero of Hartford, CT, 154lbs.

KOFantasyBoxing will be describing the action from ringside LIVE via Twitter so follow along!

from BoxRec:

Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, RI, USA
commission: Rhode Island Athletic Commission
matchmaker: Michael Parente
tickets: 401-724-2253/2254

super middle Peter Manfredo Jr 169  39(20)-7  Richard Gingras 169  13(8)-3(1)-1 10 rds  

light   Jaime Clampitt 133lbs   21(7)-5-1  Dominga Olivo  132½lbs  8-8-1  6rds           

welter Nick DeLomba 148lbs  2-0   Carlos Hernandez 145lbs  3(2)-2-1   6rds

heavy  Jesse Barboza 242lbs  6(4)-1-1  Arthur Saribekian  233lbs  23(18)-4(2)-1  6rds       

super middle  Kevin Harrison 163½lbs   3-0-1  Mike Rodriguez  165lbs   debut  4rds    
light middle Antonio Marrero 154lbs  0-1-0   Pubilo Pena  154lbs  1(1)-1  4rds         

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