Photo: A press conference held yesterday kicked off the upcoming Peter Manfredo-Angel Hernandez “Hometown Heroes” card May 22 at the Mohegan Sun. ‘ This is a very tough fight for me,” said Manfredo. “It seems like all of my fights have been hard fights and this one should be no different.”
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Chris Middendorf/TKO Boxing Promotions
“We’re very excited to return with our Hometown Heroes to World Champions series back to the Mohegan Sun Casino on Saturday, May 22nd.”
“The main event between Peter Manfredo Jr. and Angel Hernandez for the IBO Middleweight Title is a terrific, fan friendly matchup.”
“Peter has moved from 154 to 168 to 160 which we believe is his best weight.”
“Angel Hernandez has a very impressive record, and always makes for great fights. He’s faced and beaten numerous contenders and hot prospects in his career.”
Peter Manfredo Jr.
‘This is a very tough fight for me. It seems like all of my fights have been hard fights and this one should be no different.
“I feel great at 160, I think it’s my best weight for me.”
“This is a terrific opportunity for both of us.”
“Angel and I were in the same training camp years ago with Fernando Vargas. I’m very aware of how tough he is.”
“Dad and I are having a great camp for this fight.”
“I’ve been training very hard in Chicago and can’t wait to fight on May 22nd. Peter is a very good fighter and I’ll have to be at my best to beat him.”
Peter Manfredo Sr. /Trainer, Peter Manfredo Jr.
“We will be completely ready for Angel Hernandez. We’d like to thank TKO Boxing Promotions for bringing this fight to the Mohegan Sun Casino. Good luck to Angel and his team.”
Fernando Hernandez/Trainer, Angel Hernandez
“We’ve already started training in Chicago. This is a very tough fight for Angel, but he’ll be in great shape and fully prepared to win on May 22nd.”
Tickets are now on sale as TKO Boxing Promotions returns with it’s nationally acclaimed HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS series on Saturday, May 22nd at the Mohegan Sun Casino, headlined by the return of Peter “THE PRIDE OF PROVIDENCE” Manfredo Jr. battling Chicago’s Angel “EL TORO” Hernandez for the vacant IBO Middleweight Title.
The ten round co-main event will feature Hartford’s Matt “THE SHARPSHOOTER” Remillard defending his NABF Featherweight Title.
Priced at $125.00, 60.00 and $30.00, tickets will be available through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com, phone 1-800-745-3000.) Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Sunday, April 11th. Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm.
ABOUT TKO BOXING PROMOTIONS
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, bantamweight Leo Santa Cruz and flyweights Rayonta Whitfield and Randy Caballero.