Ray Boom Boom Mancini
May 8, 1982 Ray Mancini won the WBA lightweight Championship with a TKO of Arturo Frias at 2:54 in the 1st round.
Ray was born on March 4, 1961 in Youngstown Ohio.He inherited his nickname from his father Lenny Mancini a Lightweight fighter whose career was interrupted by WWII. ray won the WBA title in 1982 & held it until losing to Livingston Bramble in 1984. In the rematch with Bramble Ray lost by one point on all three judges cards.
Ray retired in August 1985 at 24 years of age, but made two come backs one in 1989 against Hector “Macho” Camacho & one against Greg Haugen in 1992. Ray lost both.
Ray ended his career with a record of 29 Wins (23 knockouts, 6 decisions), 5 Losses (3 knockouts, 2 decisions), 0 Draws
Since leaving boxing Ray has been in movies & on tv. He stars in a documentry about his fight with DukKoo Kim. Ray KO’d Kim in the 14th round, Kim died four days later from brain injuries.
Ray is being inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in June of 2015.
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