"I was an Italian kid from Youngstown, Ohio," recalled Mancini. This page was last modified on 8 December 2014, at 07:36. https://boxrec.com/media/index.php?title=Murphy_Griffith&oldid=550164. They had three children: Helen, Humberto and Alecia. Holding the WBA Lightweight Champion title in the eighties was a highlight of Mancini’s glory days in the ring. Boom! Almost four decades later, Ray promised to win the title his father could not. Raymond Michael “Boom Boom” Mancini was born on 4 March 1961, in Youngstown, Ohio USA, son of retired boxer Lenny “Boom Boom” Mancini, of Italian descent. He is the father of Ray Mancini, a former world champion boxer. Griffith. For a generation of South Koreans, millions of whom watched live on television, the fight between Kim and world lightweight champion, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, remains a powerful memory. Our relationship with Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini made it our honor to produce the first offering of 1st Round Whiskey, Boom Boom Bourbon. He was renowned for his ability to get fighters into top shape. When I came to New York, I was 18-years-old and didn’t know anybody or anything, and he was like a second father to me. WBC Champion, Larry Holmes said back then,”It will cut down on injuries for a lot of fighters, but it will take away from the true champions. Ray is a world champion boxer and a gentlemen, and the inspiration for Boom Boom Bourbon, a gentleman's drink, a champion's bourbon! Ray Mancini wasn't blamed by Kim's close aides when the latter died days later after the fight despite receiving medical attention and undergoing brain surgery. "I hear fighters today talk about their trainers and their masseuses and their nutritionists and their sports psychologists," said Mancini. Known For 6:45 Producer Timebomb Mr. Black (1991) Amazing Stories Irish (1986) Known For Who's the Boss? "Murphy Griffith dies at 88; trained 'Boom Boom' Mancini" By Mark Kriegel, FOXSports.com. Contact Info View agent, publicist, legal on IMDbPro STARmeter. The two were competing for the WBA lightweight championship. Ray Mancini 134 lbs beat Bobby Chacon 134 lbs by TKO at 1:17 in round 3 of 15. Kim wasn't as well-known as Mancini but he was a strong fighter. Hector "Macho" Camacho vs Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini WBO Junior Welterweight Championship 3/6/89 #Boxing #canelo #callumsmithRay Boom Boom Mancini feels that former super middleweight champ david benavidez is the only man that can beat canelo alvarez! See all photos. Indeed, there was a proud boxing tradition in Youngstown long before “ Well remembered for his fights against the likes of Arguello and Frias, there was a time when Mancini was an unstoppable force. 1st Round Whiskey is the home of Boom Boom Bourbon. 1st Round Whiskey and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini. They felt that Mancini didn't plan on killing Kim and it was simply an accident. It was believed that the fight did have brutal moments but was not necessarily different from what other boxing scuffles have. Select from premium Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini of the highest quality. Kim tore open Mancini's left ear and puffed up his left eye, and Mancini's left hand swelled to twice its normal size. Official Account Former Lightweight Champion of the World IBHOF 2015 inductee Producer Pride of Youngstown, Ohio Listen to Ray’s Boom Boom Room St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® Official Account Former Lightweight Champion of the World IBHOF 2015 inductee Producer Pride of Youngstown, Ohio Listen to Ray’s Boom Boom … "You’re going to be my first champion. 344 likes. Directed by Craig Mortali. For the last couple of months, Mancini has been put through a rigorous training schedule by his trainer, Murphy Griffith, uncle of Emile Griffith, the former welterweight and middleweight champion. "One day, Ray, one day," Griffith told him. But the elder Mancini’s dream ended on a battlefield in November 1944, when fragments from a German mortar shell nearly killed him. He has been married to Tina Rozzi since May 18, 2014. the uncle of the great Emile Griffith, was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The estimated speaking fee range to book Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Champions such as Sugar Ray Leonard and Marvelous Marvin Hagler had become huge stars, and right there with them was Ray Mancini. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini was used to winning titles and championships inside the boxing ring, but his latest honor was for a competition he didn’t realize he was in. He won 59 of his 72 professional fights. Sporting legend Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini is a former professional boxer. After that final punch, Kim fell down and simply couldn't get back on his feet despite trying hard. View rank on IMDbPro Filmography. Mancini's options are unlimited, including a step-up in weight to take on Bruce Curry, the WBC junior welterweight champion. He served honorably for 30 years in the United States Navy. Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini was born on March 4, 1961 in Youngstown, Ohio, USA as Raymond Michael ... Born: March 4, 1961 Photos. Lenny "Boom Boom" Mancini (12 July 1919 - 29 November 2003) was an American professional boxer. In November 1982, South Korean boxer Duk-koo Kim entered the boxing ring to fight American boxer Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini in a highly awaited scuffle that received a lot of media attention. Ray Boom Boom Mancini vs Manny Pacman Pacquiao - Make it happen 09-10-2010, 08:31 AM #3: oaklandstephen. Join Date: Apr 2007. What came of that vow was a feel-good fable for network television. A true champion can go 15 rounds.”. By night, he slept on Griffith’s couch. Undisputed Champion . Former Boxer - Commentator . Ray Boom Boom Mancini with his ex-fighter and war hero father, Lenny in Youngstown, Ohio. As explained in an ESPN article, doctors tried to decode the circumstances around Kim's death. A notable boxer, how loaded is Ray … Find the perfect Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Producer: 6:45. The official Facebook of Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini. By Pat Putnam, Sports Illustrated, January 23, 1984 ", On May 8, 1982, Mancini did just that, knocking out Arturo Frias in the first round to win the WBA Lightweight Championship. The two were competing for the WBA lightweight championship. He’s in the middle of battleground state Ohio and you can count on former world lightweight champion Ray “Boom Boom” as among the millions of Americans who remained “undecided” as how to vote, Donald Trump or Joe Biden, come Tuesday. Mancini learned this week that his Boom Boom Bourbon was awarded a bronze medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition that took place March 22 -24. Griffith also worked with Duane Bobick, Randy Stephens, Ed (Too Tall) Jones, James (Bonecrusher) Smith and Brian Mitchell. 5 talking about this. A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Mancini began his professional career in 1937, trained by Hall of Fame trainer Ray Arcel. Bramble was given a shot at a world title when the WBA pitted him and Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini for the Lightweight title on June 1, 1984. O n November 13, 1982 Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini defended his WBA lightweight title against Duk-koo Kim in Las Vegas. Boom! Griffith also worked with Duane Bobick, Randy Stephens, Ed (Too Tall) Jones, James (Bonecrusher) Smith and Brian Mitchell. When he was finally invited to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, he felt ready to take on Mancini and believed that he would emerge victorious from the match. He saw action in World War II and received many decorations, including three Bronze Stars and a National Defense Service Medal. He lost just once in a total of 19 professional fights, taking his manager by surprise. Years ago, many Italian Americans doctored their names for promotional and publicity effect. Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics. He is a boxer, actor and producer, best known for holding the World Boxing Association lightweight championship title from 1982 to 1984. ", By day, Mancini trained under Griffith at the Times Square Gym. Lenny Mancini—the original Boom Boom, as he was called—had been a lightweight contender himself. Check out my podcast, Ray's Boom Boom Room … His methods were resolutely old school, as he had boxers push logs and boulders up steep hills, shadowbox under water, and run with sandbags fastened to their torsos. Date: 1984-01-14 Location: Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada, USA Referee: Richard Steele Judge: Duane Ford Judge: Jimmy Rondeau Judge: Gordon Volkman WBA World Lightweight Championship (4th defense by Mancini); Fight Poster; It was Boom! During his in-ring career, the elder Mayweather squared up against notable names like Julio Chaves and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini. It affected Mancini to the point that he couldn't continue with his boxing career much longer after the incident and quit early. Mancini and Kim went toe to toe for a good portion of the bout, to the point that Mancini briefly considered quitting. Murphy Griffith (May 20, 1921 - January 14, 2010) is best known for training International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini. https://www.boxingscene.com/ray-mancini-im-happy-i-came-up-time-i--147997 According to Sports Illustrated, in the 14th round of the match, things got really ugly.Mancini attacked Kim twice and went … In fact, Kim's tragic death is considered an incident that's difficult to understand in the boxing world. But the story of young “Boom Boom” Mancini is not just about triumph and success; it’s also about every prizefighter’s worst nightmare. Nearly 3,000 spirits were judged … Defending Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini and Kim met in an arena outside Caesars Palace on November 13, 1982. LOS ANGELES – Today, FOX Sports announces welterweight contender Josesito Lopez joins International Boxing Hall of Famer Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini … However, the tragic incident did lead to a few changes such as the World Boxing Council restricting bouts to 12 rounds instead of 15 to prevent similar incidents. A great book about the legendary former Lightweight Champion of the World Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, telling the amazing true story of Ray's incredible journey in and out of the ring. He was renowned for his ability to get fighters into top shape. Joey Rossini (1985-1986) Actor Bad Frank … She died November 30, 2007. With Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Mark Kriegel, David Wolfe, Duk-Koo Kim. Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini was born on March 4, 1961 in Youngstown, Ohio, USA as Raymond Michael Mancini. According to Sports Illustrated, in the 14th round of the match, things got really ugly. Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini. 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