NIASHF to host fight night

Apr 21, 2022 207

Lightweight champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini will be the guest of honor at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame’s Night at the Fights on May 5 at the Des Plaines Theatre. Olympic medalist Antonio Tarver, Junior Welterweight champ Paul “Paulie” Malignaggi and WBC Lightweight champ David Diaz will also attend, and entertainment will be provided by the Jersey Girls.

Bill Ocasio of the Puerto Rican National Museum of Art and Culture will receive the Champion Award, and Hardcore Italians and the Carioscia family will receive the Friendship Award at the event, which is being chaired by Bill Conforti, John Leanardi and Ron Onesti.

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