PETER MANFREDO JR. HEADLINES
OPEN WORKOUTS THIS WEEKEND AT MOHEGAN SUN CASINO
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT PREPARES FOR
WORLD TITLE FIGHT ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 29
ADELITA IRIZARRY AND CHIP PEREZ ALSO APPEARING AT OPEN WORKOUTS
Super middleweight contender Peter “THE PRIDE OF PROVIDENCE” Manfredo Jr. will break camp this weekend and hold two public workouts in The Shops Concourse at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut, just one week ahead of his NABF World Title bout against Matt “THE PREDATOR” Vanda set for Friday, January 29th in the Mohegan Sun Arena, presented by TKO Boxing Promotions.
Joining Manfredo Jr. in the open workout sessions will be undercard fighters, hard hitting female sensation Adelita Irizarry and outstanding junior lightweight prospect Joseph “CHIP” Perez.
There will be three sparring sessions; one on Friday, January 22nd and two on Saturday, January 23rd. Friday’s session will take place from 1:00pm – 3:30pm and will feature all three fighters; Manfredo Jr., Irizarry and Perez. Saturday’s afternoon session will take place from 12:00pm – 3:00pm and will feature Irizarry and Perez. Saturday evening’s session will take place from 7:00pm – 9:00pm and will feature only Peter Manfredo Jr. The workouts are free and open to the public. Media are also encouraged to attend.
The twenty-nine year-old Manfredo, 33-6-0 (18 KOs), is coming off a brutal first-round stoppage of veteran Ronald Weaver on November 5th in Cockeysville, Maryland. Earlier in 2009, Manfredo stopped Walid Smichet with a devastating knockout in the seventh round on April 18th at the Casino Montréal in Quebec , Canada .
In addition to his second place finish in the premiere season of NBC’s The Contender, Manfredo has faced world-class competition throughout his career, with many of his biggest wins coming in the New England area.
Tickets for the action packed January 29th event priced at $80.00, $50.00 and $35.00, are now on sale at the Mohegan Sun Casino Box Office and through Ticketmaster (ticketmaster.com, phone 1-800-745-3000). Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm. (Ticket prices include a $5.00 facility fee.)
ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN CASINO
A world at play and a world to its own, Mohegan Sun Casino, created in 1996 by the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, is one of the world's most amazing destinations with some of New England ’s finest dining, hotel accommodations, retail shopping, live entertainment and sporting events. It is also host to the fabulous Kids Quest/Cyber Quest family entertainment facility, a luxurious day spa, convention center and meeting facility, as well as two major entertainment venues with seating from 300 to 10,000. People from across the globe come to see live concerts with some of today's top headliners, along with major sporting events including Mohegan Sun's very own WNBA team, the Connecticut Sun.
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 middleweights Joey Gilbert and 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, Joseph Elegele and Hastings Bwalya, lightweights Edner Cherry, Rolando Reyes, Mickey Bey Jr., Terence Crawford and Fidel Maldonado Jr., 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 flyweight Rayonta Whitfield