Thomas LaManna to face Johan Gonzalez on June 8 at Bally's AC

South Jersey’s own Thomas LaManna faces Johan Gonzalez in the primary occasion of a twelve-round bout on Saturday, June 8 at Bally’s Atlantic City.

This World Championship Boxing Event is being promoted by Main Events in association with LaManna’s Rising Star Promotions. Ticket information will be launched quickly.

“I am absolutely thrilled to fight in another world title fight I was down and out after the very first shot and now I’m back in the mix defending the WBA Gold against a really skilled challenger from Venezuela,” stated LaManna.

“Gonzalez ranked at 154 and in spite of coming near 160, he’s explosive and effective and has a master fitness instructor in Ismael Salas and this would be my very first win against him. I made my professional launching at Bally’s and now I’m going to be defending a world title there and having the ability to achieve both that would be incredible. Atlantic City is my yard, so it is going to be fire that night, and on that night and I don’t believe there will be anybody that can beat me.

“Working with Main Events is a genuine honor,” continued LaManna. “We’ve been discussing a fight like this for months, practically a year. Thankfully Main Events can see my objective and they can see my drive in between battling and promoting and I’m happy they supported mean they are gambling with me and I’m anticipating continuing with them in the future.”

“I appreciate Thomas for the method he has actually organized his profession and end up being an effective promoter in his own right,” stated Kathy Duva. “Now that he has a chance to challenge for the world title, Main Events mores than happy to action in and assist so LaManna can focus specifically on getting ready for the most significant fight of his profession. Main Events has a long history promoting boxing in Atlantic City. And a good deal of those battles were promoted in association with Bally’s. We are anticipating a terrific promo.”

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“The dream for any fighter is to end up being a champ, so I am really pleased for this chance,” stated Johan. “LaManna has a lot experience and really widely known fighter in business which indicates I require to work more difficult to get the win. This is boxing and absolutely nothing is simple in this sport. Atlantic City resembles his home, a knockout might come, however for sure we will have a terrific camp, training to get the W, by choice or by KO. Atlantic City is location with excellent boxing history, now is time to compose my own.”

“Bally’s Atlantic City is delighted for the return of boxing. We eagerly anticipate hosting this thrilling occasion and offering unforgettable experiences for boxing lovers and our visitors,” stated Michael Monty, General Manager at Bally’s Atlantic City.

Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (37-5, 16 KOs) born and raised in Millville, NJ, simply down the roadway from Atlantic City, is on a 7 fight win streak that moved him onto the world phase. He is unbeaten in Atlantic City, 21 wins, no losses and one draw general and 7 wins without any losses at Bally’s.

He made his expert launching in 2011 and has a remarkable collection of belts, consisting of the New Jersey State Welterweight Title, World Boxing Council (WBC) FECARBOX title, WBA Fedecentro title, WBA Fedecaribe title and the WBA Fedalatin title. He has actually won 2 titles in air conditioning and made 2 effective defenses. His string of 7 wins started after his 2021 world title fight defeat to Erislandy Lara.

Johan Gonzalez (34-2, 33 KOs) is a Venezuelan combating out of Las Vegas, NV and has actually knocked out all however 3 of his thirty-six challengers. The thirty-two-year-old made his professional launching in June of 2017 and battled 10 times in the very first 5 months and one day of his profession. He the had 10 more bouts in 2018. He ended up being Venezuelan Welterweight Champion and IBA Intercontinental Champion in 2018.

In 2021, Johan won the WBA Fedalatin welterweight title in March and 8 months later on the WBA Fedalatin extremely welterweight title. In 2022 he gathered the NABA Super Welterweight title with a knockout win in Panama City. His initially thirty-three of his profession battles occurred in either Venezuela or Panama – and those 3 remained in his last 4 battles.


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