Angel Manfredy

Angel Manfredy (born October 30, 1974 in Gary, Indiana) is a Puerto Rican-American former boxer who has fought in the Junior Welterweight, Lightweight and Junior Lightweight divisions.wikipedia
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During his career, Manfredy defeated notable fighters, such as Arturo Gatti (by technical knockout), Ivan Robinson (by knockout), Jorge Páez, and Julio Díaz (by a split decision).
He lost by a technical knockout in round eight to Angel Manfredy, and then lost a pair of close 10-round decisions to Ivan Robinson, the first by split decision, the second by unanimous.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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He has also fought notables Floyd Mayweather Jr., Paul Spadafora and Diego Corrales. Following this fight Manfredy fought twice before fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a major HBO television event.
After capturing the title Mayweather defended it against contender Angel Manfredy with a TKO in round two, giving Manfredy his first defeat in four years.

Jorge Páez

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During his career, Manfredy defeated notable fighters, such as Arturo Gatti (by technical knockout), Ivan Robinson (by knockout), Jorge Páez, and Julio Díaz (by a split decision).
On August 7, 1997, he lost by a knockout in eight rounds to Angel Manfredy.

World Boxing Union

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A frequent contender, Manfredy was a former WBU Super Featherweight champion, but lost in each of four attempts to capture a World Title.
Other past WBU champions include Eamonn Magee, Tony Oakey, Corrie Sanders, Enzo Maccarinelli, Lee McAllister, Angel Manfredy, George Scott, Hasim Rahman, Willie Limond, Michael Gomez, Kevin Lear, Anthony Farnell, Jimmy Lange, Derry Mathews, Choi Tseveenpurev, Jeremy Williams, Don Diego Poeder, Wayne Elcock Lawrence Murphy, Craig Docherty, Kevin Kelly, Tyson Cave, Micky Ward, and Marselles Brown

Paul Spadafora

He has also fought notables Floyd Mayweather Jr., Paul Spadafora and Diego Corrales.
He began 2002 by retaining his title over Angel Manfredy with a 12-round decision.

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He has also fought notables Floyd Mayweather Jr., Paul Spadafora and Diego Corrales.

Stevie Johnston

Manfredy then received another world title shot against Stevie Johnston in 1999, but was thoroughly outboxed.
He defended the title four times, including a victory over Angel Manfredy, but lost the belt in a loss to José Luis Castillo in 2000 via majority decision.

Wilson Rodriguez

Manfredy lost two out of his first five fights, but then won 23 in a row, including wins over former champions such as Calvin Grove, and Jorge Páez, and top contenders such as Wilson Rodriguez, before landing his first major fight against Gatti, in the latter's hometown of Atlantic City.
A very good fighter, just outside the top tier for that division at the time, he nonetheless had numerous high-profile title fights with John John Molina, Arturo Gatti (whom he dropped before losing to), and Angel Manfredy.

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Angel Manfredy (born October 30, 1974 in Gary, Indiana) is a Puerto Rican-American former boxer who has fought in the Junior Welterweight, Lightweight and Junior Lightweight divisions.

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Angel Manfredy (born October 30, 1974 in Gary, Indiana) is a Puerto Rican-American former boxer who has fought in the Junior Welterweight, Lightweight and Junior Lightweight divisions.

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Angel Manfredy (born October 30, 1974 in Gary, Indiana) is a Puerto Rican-American former boxer who has fought in the Junior Welterweight, Lightweight and Junior Lightweight divisions.

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Angel Manfredy (born October 30, 1974 in Gary, Indiana) is a Puerto Rican-American former boxer who has fought in the Junior Welterweight, Lightweight and Junior Lightweight divisions.

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Manfredy, nicknamed El Diablo (The Devil) because of his reckless lifestyle and of his boxing style converted to Christianity after trying to commit suicide in his bed while on cocaine.

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Manfredy, nicknamed El Diablo (The Devil) because of his reckless lifestyle and of his boxing style converted to Christianity after trying to commit suicide in his bed while on cocaine.

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He wears a tattoo of the Puerto Rican Flag on his shoulder.

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Manfredy was known for his walk-ins to his matches wearing a latex mask depicting Satan, which he used until his fight with Floyd Mayweather and conversion to Apostolic Pentecostalism.

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Manfredy was known for his walk-ins to his matches wearing a latex mask depicting Satan, which he used until his fight with Floyd Mayweather and conversion to Apostolic Pentecostalism.

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During his career, Manfredy defeated notable fighters, such as Arturo Gatti (by technical knockout), Ivan Robinson (by knockout), Jorge Páez, and Julio Díaz (by a split decision).

Ivan Robinson

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During his career, Manfredy defeated notable fighters, such as Arturo Gatti (by technical knockout), Ivan Robinson (by knockout), Jorge Páez, and Julio Díaz (by a split decision).

Julio Díaz (boxer)

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During his career, Manfredy defeated notable fighters, such as Arturo Gatti (by technical knockout), Ivan Robinson (by knockout), Jorge Páez, and Julio Díaz (by a split decision).

List of current world boxing champions

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A frequent contender, Manfredy was a former WBU Super Featherweight champion, but lost in each of four attempts to capture a World Title.

Calvin Grove

Manfredy lost two out of his first five fights, but then won 23 in a row, including wins over former champions such as Calvin Grove, and Jorge Páez, and top contenders such as Wilson Rodriguez, before landing his first major fight against Gatti, in the latter's hometown of Atlantic City.

HBO

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Following this fight Manfredy fought twice before fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a major HBO television event.

Kid Rock

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This was one of Manfredy's first fights in his new Christian personality, and celebrated having Kid Rock appear at the match singing for him during his walk-in.

International Boxing Federation

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In 2002 Manfredy challenged Paul Spadafora for the International Boxing FederationWorld lightweight title.