Manfredo wins after “terrible” stoppage

Photos: Emily Harney

In a hastily made fight, comebacking light heavyweight Peter “The Pride of Providence” Manfredo Jr. (42-7-2, 23 KOs) scored a bizarre and unsatisfying fourth round TKO over Milton Nunez (37-23-1, 32 KOs) on Saturday night inside Foxwoods Resort Casino’s historic Fox Theater in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
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The bout was abruptly and inexplicably halted by Nunez’ corner much to the surprise of both Nunez and Manfredo. Time was 1:39. It was a competitive fight up to that point with Manfredo rebounding after being rocked and arguably knocked down in round one. Manfredo called the stoppage “terrible.”

The 38-year-old former “Contender: Season One” star and two-time world title challenger Manfredo returned from a three-and-a-half-year retirement with a 79 second KO just two weeks ago.

Super featherweight Irvin Gonzalez (13-2, 9 KOs) scored a first round TKO over Omar Etheridge (3-3-1, 3 KOs). Gonzalez dropped Etheridge three times in round one and the bout was halted after the round.

Super bantamweight Yeuri Andujar (5-2, 3 KOs) scored a six round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Nathan Martinez (6-1, 2 KOs). Scores were 58-56, 58-56, 59-55

Female super featherweight Marcia Agripino (4-2-1, 0 KOs) outscored Michelle Cook (1-2-1, 0 KOs) over six. Scores were 58-56, 59-55, 58-56.

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  • Manfredo needs to give it up. He must be bored, need money, or simply missing the attention being a pro-fighter. If anything, he is risking his health for what little is left in the tank unless he keeps fighting sub-par competition to make himself look good.

    • This fight was a step up in class for him.And there is nothing wrong with a man,who works hard,and wants to do things for his family,not himself.

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