O’Connor added to ‘Hometown’ card

Photos by Emily Harney

Undefeated Junior Welterweight sensation Danny O’Connor has been added to the “Hometown Heroes to World Champions” card at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT on Saturday night May 22, 2010.

O’Connor (11-0, 3 KO’s), from Framingham, MA, puts his undefeated record on the line when he takes on his toughest opponent to date in slick southpaw veteran Broderick Antoine (10-9-1, 5 KO’s) in a special attraction.  “I am really looking forward to finally fighting at the Mohegan Sun Casino, a place where I have been attending fights for years and where I have always envisioned fighting. I expect all my fans to make the trek to support me, “said O’Connor.

A 25-year old southpaw known for his ring savvy, boxing ability, and clean punching, O’Connor was a high school wrestling champion who do not begin his stint in the sweet science in 2004. Danny went on to win four New England Golden Gloves titles, a National Golden Gloves crown, and he scored a dominating victory over eventual in May of 2008 Olympic Gold medalist Felix Diaz of the Dominican Republic just prior to the games. And though O’Connor would drop a hard-fought decision to Javier Molina in the Olympic trials, the 141-pounder was selected as the US team alternate and he traveled to Beijing for the 2008 Games. Once the Olympics were over, O’Connor made his debut as a professional, stopping Jose Guerrido in two rounds on September 17th, 2008. Since then, he remained undefeated through 11 contest and returns to the ring to try for number 12 on May 22nd at Mohegan Sun Casino

HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS is headlined by an IBO Middleweight Title bout between “The Pride of Providence” Peter Manfredo Jr. and Chicago’s Angel “Toro” Hernandez of Chicago.

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

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