Interview by Scott Ploof
Photography by Emily Harney
Known as “The KO Kid” for his aggressive in ring style and punching power, light heavyweight Joey Spina (24-1, 17 KOs), who is currently rated by all four major sanctioning bodies, No. 12 by the WBC and WBA, No. 13 by the WBO, and No. 15 by the IBF, looks to move to the next level as he is scheduled to take on veteran Tiwon Taylor (26-14-1, 19 KOs) in the main event of Classic Entertainment and Sports “Rage at the River” event this coming Friday night at the Twin River Events Center in Lincoln, RI. The rugged Italian-American from Providence has won his last four since suffering the only loss of his career in 2006 to cross-town rival, Peter Manfredo, Jr., in which, Spina suffered a broken left thumb in the early in the fight. FightNews had an opportunity to speak with Spina about his career, his comeback from his loss to Manfredo, his opponent, and his future. Click here for the full interview.