Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna might be set to take on Engleberto Venezuela in a six-round welterweight co-feature Friday night at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, but that does not mean the 24-year-old from Millville is not looking ahead to bigger things come the fall.
LaManna (20-1, 8KO’s) will meet Valenzuela over six-rounds as a co-feature on the undercard of the Anthony “Juice” Young/Eduardo Flores main event on a card that is being promoted by LaManna’s Rising Promotions.
“He is Mexican, and tough and you know he is going to come forward, and we will see what happens. It is only a six-round fight, to keep me busy, and hoping get set for something in September,” LaManna said exclusively to JMB.
He easily stopped Kendal Mena in his last fight.
The are rumors that with a win, LaManna will set his sights on DC’s Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (29-0-1, 16ko’s) possibly in September for the USBA welterweight title.
Those rumors have been picking up steam over the last several weeks and LaManna did not totally shoot down the notion he might face Harrison and according to JMB sources the fight would only go off if LaManna and his promotional company were able to put together the card in September along with securing a venue.
“That is a fight I am hoping is done very soon, I can not really get into who I am fighting,” LaManna said. “But I have to get past Valenzuela first.”
A logical location would be the Claridge Hotel, which will be hosting its fourth show Friday night that Rising Promotions has put together.
For entire interview with LaManna see below.
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