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Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna to take on Ariel Vasquez on Saturday, 12-5-2015 at the Claridge

Atlantic City, NJ (November 23, 2015)--On Saturday night, December 5th, Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna take on Ariel Vasquez in the main event of a card that will take place at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

The card is promoted by Rising Boxing Promotions in association with Vincent M Ponte's Gulf Stream Promotions. The fight card will also be in conjunction with Ray McCline of The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame.

LaManna (18-1, 7 KO's) of nearby Millville, New Jersey & Vasquez (12-10-2, 8 KO's) of Managua, Nicaragua will take part in a 8-round welterweight bout. The 24 year-old LaManna turned professional in 2011 and won his first sixteen bouts that were highlighted by wins over Ashandi Gibbs & Jamaal Davis.

Since suffering his only loss, LaManna has won two straight which includes a 6-round unanimous decision over rugged Ayi Bruce (23-10) on September 26th in Beach Haven, New Jersey.

That loss, which a nationally televised fight with Antoine Douglas, gave LaManna the realization that he should move down in weight and the former Middleweight contender will now campaign as a Welterweight.

LaManna will be taking part in his 3rd fight in 4 months.

"I'm excited for this opportunity to headline for the first time in Atlantic City. We are having camp in Teaneck, NJ and I have been training extremely hard. This will be my first official fight at Welterweight limit 147 and I feel really good. I want to thank Vincent M. Ponte of Gulf Stream, everyone at Rising Promotions, the Claridge Hotel, my parents and all the fans for all the help and support for making this event happen.," said LaManna "I also like to thank my sponsors MHP, RPM Auto Sales and HARD Beverages."

Vasquez, 28 years old turned professional in 2005 and fought his first 11 fights in his native Nicaragua. He twice fought Juan Antonio Rodriguez for the WBC Youth Featherweight title and held undefeated Eliezer Landas (10-0) to a draw in a bout for the WBA Fedecentro Super Bantamweight title.

He has faced four undefeated fighters including his last two. In his last outing, Vasquez was stopped in 6-rounds by Louis Cruz (10-0) on October 7th in New York.

In the 6-round co-feature, Welterweight Anthony "Juice" Young (11-1, 5 KO's) of Atlantic City will take on Cherry Hill's Anthony Prescott (5-7-2, 2 KO's) in a battle for New Jersey bragging rights.

The 27 year-old native of Atlantic City has a record of 11-1 with five knockouts, will be making his 5th appearance in his hometown. He is coming off a 6-round unanimous decision over Jonathan Garcia on August 15th in Atlantic City. Prescott has wins over undefeated Anthony Miller (1-0) and Anthony Abbruzzese (3-0). He is coming off a 6-round unanimous decision defeat to Kareem Martin on August 28th in Washington, D.C.

In a 6-round bout:

John Lennox (13-3, 5 KO's) of Carteret, NJ will take on Willis Lockett of Takoma Park, MD.

In 4-round Bouts:

Alvin Vermall (6-0-1, 6 KO's) of Lake Place, LA will fight Brian Donahue of Philadelphia in a Cruiserweight bout

Julio Acero of Philadelphia will make his pro debut against Quian Davis (1-0-1) of Philadelphia in a Cruiserweight bout. Edgar Cortes (2-1) of Vineland, NJ will see action in a Bantamweight bout.

More bouts and opponents will be announced shortly.

Tickets are $50 GA, $75 Ringside, $75 Stage & $125 VIP (Booths of 5 available for $500) and are available at

The Clardige Hotel is located at 123 S. Indiana Ave. Atlantic City NJ.


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