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Can Gingras dethrone Manfredo Friday?

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‘It ain’t gonna happen,’ says confident Manfredo “The Pride Of Providence” Peter Manfredo Jr. will aim for his 40th career win Friday at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. * The highly-anticipated showdown scheduled for Friday night between Peter Manfredo Jr. and Rich Gingras almost didn’t happen. * * Following a decisive win over Walter Wright in March — the second fight of Manfredo’s most recent comeback — “The Pride Of Providence” quietly decided that was enough; it was finally time to hang up the gloves and be a full-time husband and father. * Then everything changed in July when Manfredo’s close friend, former Rhode Island boxer Gary Balletto, suffered a fall at his home that left him paralyzed from the waist down. * “When he got hurt, it hurt me,” Manfredo said. “He might never be able to walk again, so I thought it’d be nice to come back and fight for him while I can still walk, talk and move.” * As Balletto continues the fight of his life, doing everything within his power to walk again, Manfredo (39-7, 20 KOs) finds himself in a battle that may very well be the fight of his life, a 10-round […]http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?i=bjtX-cvFXyg:qCz9G-Y8nHk:D7DqB2pKExk http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?d=qj6IDK7rITs




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