Ray Mancini – A Retired Boxer, Actor And Now A Sports Commentator

Ray Mancini

Ray Mancini is a retired American professional boxer actor and works as a sports commentator.  He is popularly called Boom Boom, and his tenure lasted for 13 years, from 1979 to 1992.

Bio

Mancini Raymond Michael “Boom Boom” Raymond Michael Mancino was born in Youngstown, Ohio, on March 4, 1961, as the son of retired boxer Lenny “Boom Boom” Mancini, who belongs to Italian background.

He is a boxer, actor, and producer who is best known for holding the WBA lightweight championship title from 1982 to 1984.

In 2022, he will be celebrating his 61st birthday.

He resides in Youngstown, Ohio, the United States of America, with his family. 

Ray is a citizen of the United States, and he is, without a doubt, the best living boxer of his generation.

Currently, he is 60 years old.  Ray Mancini is 5′ 5″ tall, and he weighs around 64 kgs. 

He was born in a family of prominent boxers. His father, Lenny Mancini, was a top-ranked contender during the 1940s and served as Ray’s inspiration.

His family was known for their boxing skills. In the 1940s, Lenny Mancini,l the father of Ray, was one of the high-ranked rivals and served as Ray’s role model.

Ray Mancini is the son of renowned boxer Lenny “Boom Boom” Mancini, who inherited his father’s athletic ability and a famous name.

The Career Of Ray Mancini.

When Mancini was young, Lenny inspired him to improve his boxing talents by encouraging him to train at a gym. 

Ray had a strong amateur career before leaping the professional ranks in 1979. His lightning-fast hitting style drew the attention of executives at numerous American television networks, and he became a regular on their sports programming.

 During this time, Ray Mancini defeated some of the best boxers in the world, including Norman Goin, the former US champion.

His father, a well-known lightweight contender in the 1940s, encouraged Mancini to take up boxing. 

He began training in his childhood and had a stellar amateur career with a 43-7 record and multiple Golden Gloves titles by the time he was in his teens.

He made his professional debut in 1979 and went on to become a well-known figure in the sport, defeating numerous of the sport’s top fighters. 

In 1980, he won the regional Ohio State Lightweight title by knocking out Bobby Sparks in the first round. The following year, he defeated Jorge Morales for the WBC-affiliated NABF Lightweight title defended against Jose Luis Ramirez a few months later.

Mancini won two fights after losing to Alexis Argüello in a thrilling WBC lightweight title fight later that year. 

One was defending his NABF Lightweight title against Julio Valdez, which earned him a chance to fight for a world title.

Another was defeating the new WBA lightweight champion, Arturo Frias, in 1982. His fame skyrocketed.

Later that year, Mancini successfully defended his championship against former world champion Ernesto Espaa. 

Some months later, he fought the iconic Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim, who sustained terrible brain injuries after being knocked out by Mancini died a few days later. 

After the match, Mancini slipped into a deep depression, but his misery did not end there; his mother committed suicide a few months later, and the bout’s referee, Richard Green, killed himself in the upcoming year.

Mancini defended his title against British champion George Freeney in 1983. 

He defeated previous world champion Bobby Chacon, the following year, but he lost his championship to Livingstone Bramble later that year; he attempted to reclaim it in a rematch with Bramble in 1985 but failed. 

Mancini resigned from professional boxing the same year. Still, he returned in 1989 to try to reclaim his title, this time against Héctor ‘Macho’ Camacho but was defeated in a disputed split decision. 

His final bout was in 1992 against former lightweight champion Greg Haugen, which he also lost, and he retired soon after.

He was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2015.

After receiving 75% of his $12 million payouts, the retired boxer embarked on a series of business enterprises, including establishing his El Campeon Cigar Company. 

He also got into the film industry, forming two production companies and starring in several films, including “Body and Soul,” a 2000 sports drama, “Turn of Faith,” a 2002 criminal picture, and “The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini,” a 2013 documentary on his life and work. 

Mancini has also worked as a fight analyst on Fox’s reality show “Celebrity Boxing.”

He has worked for high-ranked agencies and served as a model for several advertising campaigns. 

Ray Mancini Foundation all Set To Host A Golf Dinner 

The date for the Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini Foundation’s Second Annual Nicky “Cheeks” Ginnetti Golf Outing has been decided.

The four-person scramble will take place on June 4 at Lowellville’s Knoll Run Golf Course.

Golf, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and prizes are all included in a $100 donation per player.

Non-golfers pay $25 for dinner.

Marriage

In 1989, Ray tied the knot with Carmen Consuelo Vazquez and had three children named Ray-Ray Mancini, Leonardo Mancini, Carmennina Mancini. The couple parted ways.

In 2015, Ray married Tinna Rozzi. The couple is happily living in Youngstown. 

Net Worth

Mancini’s boxing career helped him achieve incredible fame and respect in the boxing world, and it also helped him gain a sizable fortune.

This exceptional boxer’s annual earnings, including prize money and sponsorships, are incredible. 

Mancini has a net worth of approximately $5 million, which he has accumulated from his boxing career and other business ventures.

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