New Jersey’s own Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (10-0, 6 KOs) will be stepping into the ring again on March 8 at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on the undercard of the ESPN2 Friday Night Fights-televised night of boxing, promoted by Sampson Boxing and featuring Victor Cayo (31-3 22 KOs) vs. Emmanuel Taylor (16-1 11 KOs) in the main event.
“It is an honor to be fighting in front of Teddy Atlas, Joe Tessitore, and the ESPN crew. It motivates me to look even better,” said LaManna.
LaManna will be facing Joshua Snyder of Berlin, Maryland, (9-8-1, 3 KOs). “Everyone is telling me this is going to be a hard fight, but I am training hard to put on a good performance.”
With a new strength-and-conditioning coach, the tutelage of Bernard Hopkins, and having spent five weeks as the chief sparring partner for Demetrius Hopkins, LaManna said he feels confident and stronger going into this fight, which will take place at 160 lbs, six pounds higher than his usual fighting weight of 154.
“I walk around at 165, so not having to sweat down those last pounds the week of the fight is nice.”
LaManna says he plans to impress when he steps in the ring on March 8. “This is the fight where I am going to prove to the haters, as well as the fans, that I have what it takes… Jaws will be dropped. One thing that I have in this fight that I can’t say I’ve had in any other is pure confidence… when I got the call from Sampson that I was on the card, I was excited. And when I found out I was fighting Josh Snyder, I was even more excited.”
Thomas would like to thank Sampson Boxing, Matt Howard of Resorts Casino, and Josh Snyder for the opportunity to make a statement.