Peter Manfredo/Joey Spina have a score to settle in Providence
Peter â€œThe Pride of Providenceâ€? Manfredo, Jr. (25-3, 11 KOs) is ready for his showdown against cross-town rival Joey â€œKO Kidâ€? Spina (19-0-1, 14 KOs) Saturday night. â€œThe Contender Special â€“ Put Up or Shut Up,â€? promoted by the Tournament of Contenders in association with Jimmy Burchfieldâ€™s Classic Entertainment & Sports, at the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center in downtown Providence, is creating a lot of buzz.
From Peter Manfredo Sr.' s Gym in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Peter Manfredo Jr. said, â€œThereâ€™s real bad blood between us. I want to hurt this kid. He disrespectsed me, trash talking about me, my father and my wife, He kept calling me out and Saturdayâ€™s the big night.
â€œHe just swings for the fences, looking for home runs, and thatâ€™s when you strike out. Heâ€™s not a boxer, I am; I throw short punches, he throws looping punches. Iâ€™m going to wear him down and take him out by the eighth. I have too much skill for him.â€?
Tickets are priced at $57.00, $152.00, and $302.00 (ringside) and are on sale through www.Ticketmaster.com, all local Ticketmaster outlets or by calling Ticketmaster direct at (401) 331-2211 or (617) 931-2000. Tickets are also available through CES Boxing at (401) 724-2253, www.cesboxing.com and the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center Box Office.
The show will be televised on ESPN2 Saturday night. Read more at the BLOG
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