Peter Manfredo Jr stops Rich Gingras in heated fire-fight at Twin River Event Center
|Peter Manfredo (L) bangs with Rich Gingras (R)|
Words & Pictures by Alex Pierpaoli
Billed as Pride & Power, super middleweight combatants Peter Manfredo and Rich Gingras showed both and then some, in a thrilling Main Event at the Lincoln, Rhode Island venue.
Manfredo's boxing skill and busy left hook were the difference in a fight that saw both men doing damage and exchanging often to the delight of the sold-out crowd. Gingras had Manfredo stunned and in serious trouble in round three but after that Manfredo upped the pressure and was never in trouble again as he broke Gingras down with hard body shots and chopping combinations.
In the seventh, Manfredo did lots of damage, scoring repeatedly with double left hooks and rights straight up the middle into Gingras' face. When the end came in the 8th as Referee Joey Lupino stepped between the fighters, Gingras staggered away, slumping back and headed to the canvas in his own corner if not for the ropes and Lupino to catch him. The official time was 1:33 of round 8.
The victory brings Manfredo's record to 40-7 (21) and Gingras' drops to 13-4-1 (8).
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