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Hernandez/Manfredo: Toro Arrives At Mohegan Sun; Logan McGuinness Added To Undercard

Uncasville, CT, (May 20, 2010) Angel “Toro” Hernandez is shown arriving at the Mohegan Sun two days ahead of his Saturday showdown against Peter “The Pride of Providence’ Manfredo for the vacant IBO Middleweight Title. “They picked the wrong guy, they think I’m old and slow, but they got it wrong. I trained properly for this fight, not just to lose weight like in the past, I'm here to beat Manfredo on Saturday night” said the native Chicagoan. The Hernandez/Manfredo bout headlines an action packed ten bout HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS card presented by TKO Boxing Promotions..

The co-main event features the return of Matt “The Sharp Shooter” Remillard who will defend his NABF featherweight title against Carlos Rivera in a ten round bout.

Featured on the undercard are numerous world class prospects and local favorites including undefeated junior welterweight sensation Joseph Elegele, hard hitting middleweight prospect J’Leon Love, Framingham , MA . junior welterweight Danny O’Conner, female welterweight Adelita Irizarry of West Hartford, Canadian super featherweight Logan McGuinness, lightweight Joseph “Chip” Perez of East Hartford, CT. and the pro debuts of light heavyweights Ron Scott of Waterbury, CT and Reinaldo Graceski of Springfield, MA in separate bouts.

Priced at $125.00, 60.00 and $30.00, tickets for “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” are available through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com, phone 1-800-745-3000.) and the Mohegan Sun Box Office. Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm.


LOGAN MCGUINNESS BATTLES ON MOHEGAN SUN CARD THIS SATURDAY UNDEFEATED JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT PROSPECT MAKES US DEBUT

UNCASVILLE, CT (May 20, 2010) Undefeated Canadian junior lightweight prospect Logan McGuinness will make his debut in the United States this Saturday, May 22nd against Columbian veteran Walter Estrada as part of the TKO Boxing Promotions’ “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” event at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT.

“HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” is headlined by an IBO Middleweight Title fight between Peter “The Pride of Providence” Manfredo Jr. and Chicago’s Angel “Toro” Hernandez.

After winning his five starts in 2009, the Ontario, Canada native McGuinness looked very sharp in his first start of 2010, defeating Mexican veteran Pedro Navarette on March 6th over eight rounds by unanimous decision.

By beating Navarette in convincing fashion, the 22 year old McGuinness, 10-0-0 (4KO’s), continued to prove that he is one of Canada’s fastest rising stars and looks to keep the momentum going on May 22nd. McGuinness is trained by Olympic Bronze medalist, Chris Johnson, one of the top trainers in Canada .

The heavy handed Estrada, a native of Monteria, Columbia, brings a record of 35-13-0 with 24 knockouts into the battle against McGuinness.

The scheduled six round McGuinness/Estrada featured undercard bout is presented in association with Hennessy Sports and will be televised in Canada on “The Score” as well as being screened at Boston Pizza locations across Canada .

Said Adam Harris of Hennessy Sports, “We’re pleased and excited to be showcasing this prestigious championship event to millions of viewers on the Canadian network “The Score”. I think that along with Manfredo and Hernandez, McGuinness has a chance to turn a lot of heads and show why he’s one of the best young prospects in Canada .”

“We’d also like to thank Chet Koerner and TKO Boxing Promotions for working with us on this event.

Priced at $125.00, 60.00 and $30.00, tickets for “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” are available through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com, phone 1-800-745-3000.) and the Mohegan Sun Box Office. Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm.

Article posted on 18.05.2010



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