Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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PETER MANFREDO JR., left, ended a three-year layoff last weekend with a first-round knockout win over Melvin Russell at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln, RI. Manfredo Jr. will close out the 2019 season next weekend at Foxwoods Resort Casino in a 10-round headliner bout against Milton Nunez on Saturday, December 7. Nunez boasts 37 pro wins, including 32 by knockout. The fight will stream live on UFC FIGHT PASS with a special 2 p.m. ET matinee start time. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 

Manfredo Jr. returns for matinee encore
 "The Pride of Providence" steps back into the ring December 7 at Foxwoods Resort Casino
Providence, RI (November 27, 2019)  -- Having barely broken a sweat in his highly-publicized return to professional boxing this past Saturday, "The Pride of Providence," Peter Manfredo Jr., delivers another holiday treat to his loyal fans Saturday, December 7 at Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Fresh off his 41st career win November 23, Manfredo Jr. (41-7-1, 22 KOs) steps back in the ring just two weeks later on December 7 to face hard-hitting Colombian Milton Nunez (37-22, 32 KOs) in the 10-round main event of CES Boxing's season-ending matinee show at the historic Fox Theater.
Doors open at 11 a.m. ET for this special afternoon event beginning with a spectacular amateur card at noon followed by the main card at 2 streaming live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the third event of the promotion's year-end tripleheader. 
Tickets for the event start at $47 and are available online at  and  or by phone at 401-724-2253. The UFC FIGHT PASS® stream features CES Boxing publicist and matchmaker Michael Parente handling play-by-play with "Sucra" Ray Oliveira providing color commentary. UFC FIGHT PASS® subscriptions are available at
Manfredo Jr. ended a three-year layoff this past Saturday with a 79-second knockout win over Melvin Russell in Rhode Island, his first fight since a 2016 draw against Vladine Biosse. He steps up in class on December 7 to face the experienced Nunez, who enters having won back-to-back bouts and boasts 32 career knockouts. 
The 10-round headliner is one of several intriguing bouts on CES Boxing's year-end holiday bash. Worcester, MA, super featherweight Irvin Gonzalez (12-2, 9 KOs) returns to face Omar Etheridge (3-2-1, 3 KOs) of Greensboro, NC, in a six-round special attraction. Also highlighting the main card is a potential Fight of the Night candidate between standout featherweights Nathan Martinez (6-0, 2 KOs) and Reading, PA, veteran Yeuri Andujar (4-2, 3 KOs), who battle in a six-round bout, plus the long-awaited return of New London, CT, fan-favorite Marcia Agripino (3-2-1), who faces Massena, NY, native Michelle Cook (1-1-2) in a six-round rematch of their 2013 bout, which ended in a draw.
In another added attraction, light heavyweight prospect Gary Balletto III (1-0, 1 KO) of Cranston, RI, joins Manfredo Jr. in making a quick return to the ring, stepping back into action December 7 after winning his professional debut November 23. Balletto III capped a thrilling performance on last weekend's preliminary card with a fourth-round knockout over Miguel Iniguez and now faces debut boxer Kyl Jon Fritz of Raleigh, NC, in a four-round special attraction.
Rounding out the fight card, super lightweights Adalberto Zorrilla (7-2, 7 KOs) of Lynn, MA; Joe Goss (1-0) of Bridgeport, CT; and Carlos Perez Ojeda of New Haven fight in separate four-round bouts. Born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, Zorrilla ends a three-year layoff December 7 while Goss fights for the first time since February of 2018. Ojeda makes his professional debut following a successful 44-fight amateur career. 
Visit  or  for more information, and follow CES Boxing on Instagram at @CESBOXING. 
CES Boxing  promoted its first event in 1992 headlined by future Champion Sucra Ray Oliveira. Over the years, CES has earned the reputation as the Heart and Soul of boxing with a rich history that includes the development of former U.S. Olympian Jason Estrada, plus Vinny Paz and Rhode Island legends Gary Balletto and Peter Manfredo Jr., both of whom rose to fame on The Contender reality television series. Through the years, Jimmy Burchfield Sr has earned several noteworthy awards, among them the NABF Promoter of the Year, and 2011 inductee into the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame. 
UFC FIGHT PASS®  is the world's leading digital subscription service for combat sports. Since launching in 2013, FIGHT PASS is now available in more than 200 countries and territories. FIGHT PASS provides its members with unlimited access to live UFC FIGHT PASS Prelims; live mixed martial arts and combat sports from around the world; original series and historical programming; special features; behind-the-scenes content; in-depth interviews; and up-to-the minute reports on the world of combat sports. FIGHT PASS subscribers also have 24/7 access to the world's largest fight library, featuring more than 17,000 bouts from dozens of combats sports organizations, as well as every fight in UFC history. Fight fans can access FIGHT PASS on personal computers, iOS and Android mobile devices, Apple TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, LG Smart TVs, and Sony TVs with Android TV. 
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Since 1992, Foxwoods Resort Casino has offered guests The Wonder Of It All as the premier resort destination in the Northeast. As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in seven casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to quick service, world-renowned spas, award-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, exclusive retailers and free-to-play online casino games. Foxwoods Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, a federally recognized Indian tribe located at one of the oldest reservations in existence, Mashantucket, in Southeastern Connecticut.  As pioneers of the Indian casino gaming industry, the history of the Mashantucket Pequots reveals one of America's greatest come-back stories. Today, the tribe owns and operates one of the largest gaming resort destinations in North America, Foxwoods Resort Casino, along with a variety of complementary business enterprises, including Eastern Connecticut's premiere luxury golf experience, Lake of Isles, and the decadent Spa at Norwich Inn. As one of the highest revenue contributors and largest employers in Connecticut, the Mashantucket Pequots have hosted more than 330 million visitors since 1992 and contributed over $4 billion in slot revenue payments to the State through a first-of-its-kind agreement, established in 1993.  Likewise, the tribe has contributed hundreds of millions in donations and sponsorships to support worthy charities, community events and programs, and other tribes in need, locally and throughout the United States.