Even though he just graduated from high school, undefeated Welterweight prospect, Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna received a crash course in boxing education to the highest degree as he spent a week at the famed Mayweather Boxing Gym in Las Vegas.
LaManna, who is preparing to fight for the BAM Youth title on September 14th at The Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, New Jersey gained a ton of knowledge and experience just being around what many call “The first family of boxing” as he gets ready for his fight.
“It was an incredible experience to be out there”, said the nineteen year old LaManna, who trained for six days in the gym.
“Besides Floyd, there were a ton of other world class fighters out there and watching them made me push my training up a few notches. Those guys have been to the top of the mountain in this sport and I am so inspired by that”
“They were a great bunch of guys and I can’t thank them enough for letting me train in the gym. To watch the best fighter in the world work and see how hard he trains and goes about his business just makes me want to be the best”
LaManna was exposed to more than just boxing as he can be seen in the first installment of the Emmy Award winning show “Mayweather-Ortiz: 24/7”
“I can’t wait to fight on September 14th as I learned so much in that week and I can feel big things are ahead of me”
LaManna will take on Josh Williams (3-2, 3 KO’s) of Sheridan, Arkansas in a four round bout. The show is promoted by Vincent Ponte’s Gulfstream Boxing and Gabe LaConte.
In the main event, Michael Torres (13-2, 7 KO’s) of Jersey City, NJ will take on Mark Alexander (10-5, 1 KO) of London, England in a eight round Jr. Welterweight bout.
In a battle of Lightweights from Newark, Carlos Vinan (10-9-4, 2 KO’s) takes on Wanzell Ellison (4-0, 3 KO’s) in a six round bout.
Popular Welterweight Vinny “The Lion” O’Brien (2-1, 2 KO’s) will take on pro debuting Carlos Velez of Vineland, NJ in a four round bout.
Tyrone Luckey (4-1, 4 KO’s) of Middletown, NJ will take on an opponent to be named in a four round Lightweight bout. Tyabb Beale (4-3, 1 KO) of Newark, NJ will fight Taffo Asongwed (2-8-7) of Montreal in a four round Heavyweight tussle.
Undefeated Heavyweight John Lennox (6-0, 3 KO’s) of Carteret, NJ will take on Kevin Johnson (3-4, 2 KO’s) of Englewood Arsenal, Maryland in a four round bout. John Bolden (2-1, 2 KO’s) of New York will see action against Eric Newell (1-1, 1 KO) of Bethlehem, PA in a four round Heavyweight bout.
Rounding out the card will be John Thompson (1-0, 1 KO) of Newark battling Lee Snow of Baltimore in a four round Super Middleweight bout.
Tickets priced $100 (Limited VIP), $50, & $30 (Very Limited) and are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 973-350-9993 or 1-866-263-STAR
The Grand Ballroom at the Robert Treat Hotel is located at 50 Park Place, Newark NJ. Doors open at 6:30 PM, first bout 7:30 sharp.