Ray Mancini Speaker Profile
Retired Lightweight Boxing Champion
Ray Mancini Biography
Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini was born on March 4, 1961 and is a retired American boxer. He held the World Boxing Association lightweight championship from 1982 to 1984. Mancini inherited his distinctive nickname from his father, veteran boxer Lenny "Boom Boom" Mancini, who laid the foundation for his son's career. The nickname "Boom Boom" perfectly suited the younger Mancini's wild, "whirlwind," intense fighting style.
On May 8, 1982, in a match held in Las Vegas, he challenged the new World Boxing Association lightweight champion, Arturo Frias. Fifteen seconds into the fight, the fast-starting champion caught Mancini with a left hook to the chin and Mancini shook. Another combination made Mancini start bleeding from his eyebrow. Mancini stormed back and dropped the champion right in the center of the ring with a spectacular combination. Dazed and surprised, Frias got back up, but Mancini went after his prey with a fury, and was on top of him the moment the referee said they could go on, trapping Frias against the ropes. After many unanswered blows, the referee stopped the fight, and the Mancini family finally had a world champion.
Mancini practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is good friends with fellow jiu-jitsu practitioner and Youngstown native Ed O'Neill as well as Pulitzer Prize winner/Screenwriter/Director David Mamet. He appeared in Mamet's MMA film Redbelt.
Mancini produced Youngstown: Still Standing in 2010, which premiered at the 34th Cleveland International Film Festival on March 24. The documentary film featured his friend Ed O'Neill and included Jim Cummings, Kelly Pavlik, Jay Williams, Andrea Wood and Mancini himself, among many other Youngstown natives and locals. John Chechitelli – another Youngstown native – directed and edited the 89-minute long film. It recounts the history of Youngstown
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Posted on 30 September 2012 | 12:07 am
Boxer Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini will be in Chicago Sunday, Sept. 30 for book signing party at 6 p.m. at the at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. The book, "The Good Son: The Ray Mancini Story," is Mancini's life story told as a documentary and based on the book "The Good Son: The Life of Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini," written by best-selling author Mark Kriegel. The...[Read More]
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