and that’s when you strike out. He’s not a boxer, I am; I throw short punches, he throws looping punches. I’m going to wear him down and take him out by the eighth. I have too much skill for him.”
(“The Pride of Providence” Peter Manfredo, Jr. (25-3, 11 KOs) headlines against cross-town rival Joey “KO Kid” Spina (19-0-1, 14 KOs) in Saturday night’s “The Contender Special â€“ Put Up or Shut Up,” promoted by the Tournament of Contenders in association with Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports, at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in downtown Providence. The show will be televised on ESPN2 from 10:30PM â€“ 12:30 AM/ET on a tape-delayed basis with the main event beginning LIVE at 9:00 PM/ET.
Tickets priced at $57.00, $152.00, and $302.00 (ringside) 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 Dunkin’ Donuts Center Box Office. For more information visit www.tournamentofcontenders.com, www.cesboxing.com, www.cesboxing.com or www.dunkindonutscenter.com.)