Small Step for Thomas LaManna in Comeback at Boardwalk Corridor Atlantic Metropolis
By Robert Brizel, Head Actual Fight Media Boxing Correspondent
*Photograph Credit score: Robert Brizel, Actual Fight Media
Atlantic Metropolis, NJ (August twenty third, 2022)– After falling brief in his bid to win a share of the world middleweight title, Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna, by his personal admission, misplaced his aggressive edge and emotional hearth of need to change into a world champion. Withdrawing inside himself blew as much as 232 kilos, and needed to look inside himself to reduce weight and return to aggressive kind.
In the principle occasion of an eight bout Rising Promotions card at Boardwalk Corridor in Atlantic Metropolis, New Jersey, on Saturday night, August 20, 2022, LaManna, right down to 170 kilos and preventing at mild heavyweight, received a tough fought eight spherical determination over veteran Saul Roman, who got here off the canvas within the fifth spherical to outlive LaManna’s comeback tuneup. LaManna’s win was the second win of his comeback, LaManna having stopped Felix Bojorquez in Agua Prieta, Mexico in August 2021.
LaManna, 32-5-1 with 13 knockouts, Millville, New Jersey, appeared to win each spherical besides the fourth spherical. Roman, 46-16 with 38 knockouts, Tijuana, Mexico, took a beating from head pictures, however countered sufficient to maintain the struggle going, as LaManna didn’t ground the fuel pedal and received in rounds of labor towards an opponent LaManna most likely might have knocked out if he needed to. LaManna paced himself well, selecting his pictures, however not punching himself out towards 62 bout veteran Roman, age 42, a loser of his final three bouts since 2019, and clearly on the finish of his path.
Within the postfight interview, LaManna defined “In my subsequent bout at Showboat, I’ll hold stepping up. This was a comeback bout. I fought a crappy outdated veteran who simply needed to outlive. On the finish of the day, I fought a bum. Whoever my group says I struggle, I’ll struggle. Middleweight is the place I’m going to struggle sooner or later. I can’t go decrease at this level.”
Thomas LaManna Win 8 Saul Roman, Middleweights
Referee: Ricky Gonzalez
Atlantic Metropolis Boardwalk Corridor Undercard Outcomes
Emmanuel Rodriguez KO 4 Frank Gonzalez, Bantamweights
Rodriguez wins vacant World Boxing Organisation Latino Bantamweight title
Gonzalez knocked down twice in third spherical, and knocked down and out in fourth spherical
WBO Supervisor: Porfirio Betegon
Justin Figueroa (Professional Debut) KO 1 Tavaris Smith, Middleweights
Atlantic Metropolis’s Figueroa made brief work of Ohio’s 0-6 Smith, who wants a brand new occupation
Anthony Johns Win 4 Jerrod Minor, Flyweights
Newark 4-0 flyweight prospect Johns beat up Philadelphia’s 2-15 Minor. Scoring: 40-36, 40-36, and 39-37 for Johns.
Kurt Scoby KO 1 Raul Chirino, Tremendous Lightweights (2::03)
7-0 New York Metropolis prospect Scoby made brief work of Miami’s 19-16 vet Chirino.
Avious Griffin KO 2 Ramon Marquez, Welterweights
Tennessee 9-0 welterweight prospect Griffin knocks out Arizona’s 4-2 Marquez.
Jose Nieves Win 4 Jose Sequeira, Featherweights
4-0 New Jersey prospect Nieves received dropped in first spherical by 1-1 Sequeira of Nicaragua.
Paul Bamba Win Break up Determination 4 Derrick Vann, Gentle Heavyweights
5-1 New York prospect Bamba received taken on a visit to residing hell by Philadelphia’s Vann, whose document proved deceiving. Scoring: 38-37, 38-37 Bamba, and 38-37 for Vann.
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