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.
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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.
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.
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