Super middleweight contender Peter 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 Title bout against Matt 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 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 at 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.