Manfredo-Hernandez heats up!

Photos by Emily Harney

Peter “The Pride of Providence” Manfredo Jr. has wrapped up his training camp in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and is headed to the Mohegan Sun for his showdown with Chicago’s Angel “Toro” Hernandez this Saturday night, May 22nd.

“It’s been a great camp; I’ve put in the all the work and I’m right where I need to be on weight. Angel is a very tough fighter who’s faced some outstanding guys in his career and weathered their storms. I need to be smart, I’m in terrific shape and ready to go to battle” said Manfredo Jr. 

“Looking at his record, I have to be ready for a twelve round bout and I am. The fans are in for a great fight, styles make fights and this one has war written all over it.”

Under the guidance of his father, Peter Manfredo Sr., the longtime New England fan favorite is facing Hernandez for the vacant IBO Middleweight Title.

“Fighting for the title is a huge opportunity for me, I know I’ll have a lot of support at the Mohegan Sun, but when the bell rings it’s just me and Toro.”

Presented by TKO Boxing Promotions as part of their “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” nationally acclaimed series, the Manfredo Jr./Hernandez twelve round title bout headlines an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing.

Priced at $125.00, 60.00 and $30.00, advance tickets are available through Ticketmaster (, phone 1-800-745-3000.) and the Mohegan Sun Box Office. Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm.

The co-main event features the return of Matt “The Sharp Shooter” Remillard who will defend his NABF featherweight title against Carlos Rivera in a ten round bout.

Featured on the undercard are numerous world class prospects and local favorites including undefeated junior welterweight sensation Joseph Elegele, hard hitting middleweight prospect J’Leon Love, Framingham , MA . junior welterweight Danny O’Conner, female welterweight Adelita Irizarry of West Hartford, Canadian super featherweight Logan McGuinness, lightweight Joseph “Chip” Perez of East Hartford, CT. and the pro debuts of light heavyweights Ron Scott of Waterbury, CT and Reinaldo Graceski of Springfield, MA in separate bouts.


Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions, originators of the “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” national boxing series, stable includes; heavyweight Lenroy Thomas, cruiserweight Andres Taylor, super middleweight Fedor Chudinov, middleweights Peter Manfredo Jr., Elvin Ayala, James Countryman, Dmitry Chudinov and J’Leon Love, junior middleweights Bastie Samir, welterweights Demetrius Hopkins, Bradley Blankenship, Mikael Zewski, Leti Leti and Eric Mendez, junior welterweights Francisco Contreras and Joseph Elegele, lightweights Edner Cherry, Rolando Reyes, Terence Crawford and Fidel Maldonado, featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Dat Nguyen, Delvin Placencia, Rafael Lora, Maxwell Awaku and Robert Rodriguez, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela and Dodie Boy Penalosa Jr., bantamweight Leo Santa Cruz and flyweights Rayonta Whitfield and Randy Caballero.


Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States . Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut , Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York , Boston , Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting

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