Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna will look to rebound from his latest loss, when he squares off against Eduardo Flores in an eight-round junior middleweight bout Saturday night, January 28th at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.
The bout will headline a solid local card promoted by Rising Promotions.
CEO of Rising Promotions Debra LaManna is excited about another local card in Atlantic City. “We are starting 2017 with a tremendous card and we plan on only doing bigger and better things for boxing this year,” she said through an official press release.
LaManna (21-2, 9KO’s) is coming off a lop-sided loss against Dusty Hernandez-Harrison last September for the vacant USBA welterweight title. The 25-year-old LaManna was trying his hand at welterweight for the first time in his career, and really had a hard time delivering power shots.
Harrison was the busier boxer throughout the contest en route to the easy win.
However, LaManna believes a rematch could be in the near future.
“I want a rematch with Dusty,” LaManna emphatically said during Wednesday’s edition of “Double Jab” Podcast.
“It was an entertaining fight, I felt I got robbed, he is world rated-fighter, there would be more money involved and I felt I can just beat him.”
To hear full interview see below.
Against Flores (25-24, 3KO’s), LaManna will be moving back up to middleweight where he was 7-0 in a division that saw him start his pro career in back in 2011. He has had success at 154-pounds, scoring impressive wins over Ashanti Gibbs and Jamaal Davis.
The rugged 30-year-old Flores is not shy about stepping into the ring with some of the best over the years, but he has dropped six of eight. However, he has proven to be a good draw for young and up-and-coming prospects. He is coming off a six-round unanimous decision loss against undefeated Tampa native Sammy Valentin (9-0),
In a six-round co-feature, light heavyweight Chuck Mussachio (19-3-2, 5KO’s) will tangle against Michael Mitchell (3-7-2, 1KO), while super middleweight Gabriel Pham (6-1, 2KO’s) will dance with Jose Valderrama (5-17, 3 KO’s) over six rounds.
In a battle of undefeated junior welterweights, North Bergen’s rising prospect John Bauza (5-0, 2 KO’s) will take on Tyrone Jones (4-0, 1KO).
In four-round bouts, Ernesto Perez of Vineland, NJ will make his pro debut against Courtney McCleave (2-5, 1 KO) in a junior middleweight bout, while Jamil Simmons of Pleasantville, NJ will make his pro debut against Tomas Romain (0-1) of Brooklyn, NY in a lightweight bout.
Bantamweight Dallas Holden of Atlantic City (1-0) will take on pro debuting Matthew Lyall of Pleasantville, NJ.
Quian Davis (4-0-2) of Mays Landing, New Jersey battles Demonte Cherry (1-2,1 KO) of North Carolina in a heavyweight bout.
Emmnuel Rodriguez will make his pro debut against Weusi Johnson (1-2) of Wilmington, Delaware in a bantamweight bout, while Dan Murray (1-0) of Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey squares off with Nahir Albright (0-1) in a junior welterweight bout.
Rounding out the card is, junior welterweight Bryne Green (7-9-1, 3 KO’s) of Paulsboro, NJ & welterweight Yurik Mamedov (3-0, 1 KO) of Brooklyn, NY against opponents to be announced.