Amir “Hardcore” Mansour Returns to the Ring at Dover Downs
Amir “Hardcore” Mansour Returns to the Ring at Dover Downs
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (Jan 25, 2013) Doghouse Boxing
Amir “Hardcore” Mansour
Unbeaten heavyweight Amir “Hardcore” Mansour, 16-0 (12), of Wilmington, DE, returns to the ring at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino this Friday. The southpaw Marvin Hagler look alike is returning after a 13 month lay-off. He scored 6 knockouts in 7 fights from December 2010 to December 2011 with 1 decision win. “I am ready to move forward and fight any of the ranked heavyweights,” said Mansour.

Mansour will headline against Dominique “Diamond” Alexander, 23-15-1 (13), of Topeka, KS, over 10 rounds and is eager for his return per his manager Keith Stoffer and trainer Moses Robinson. Mansour won the WBF Intercontinental title in his last fight. Alexander has fought overseas in Australia, Germany and Poland. He won 2 out of 3 over southpaw Galen Brown, then 35-17-1 in last fight. He’s been in with future champions Shannon Briggs and southpaw Krzysztof Wlodarczyk.

The co-feature brings back heavyweight Franklin “Yah-Yah” Lawrence, 18-2-2 (13), of Indianapolis, IN, now the No. 15 contender in the WBC rankings. He is facing Mark “Oaktree” Brown, 15-4 (7), of Salem, NJ, over 10 rounds. Lawrence has won his last 6 fights all by knockout including over Jason Gavern at Dover Downs May of 2011. Brown is no stranger to Dover Downs having won 3 out of 3 fights there with 2 wins in 2006 and another in 2009. He also holds a knockout win over current No. 6 WBC contender Tony Grano. Franklin has been having problems getting the top contenders to fight him and looks to please the fans.

Southpaw Frankie Filippone, 11-2-1 (2), of Norfolk, VA, puts his 6 fight win streak on the line against fellow southpaw Richard “Bobo” Starnino, 9-10-2 (2), of Providence, RI, in a light heavyweight match-up. Filippone recently sparred 10 rounds with Dennis Hasson, the new resident and unbeaten DE boxer at the Elsmere Gym in Wilmington.

Super featherweight Omar “Super O” Douglas, 6-0 (4), of Wilmington is looking for another Dover Downs Casino victory having all of his fights there. He recently had a CA bout postponed when the card was cancelled. He is a former amateur star and crowd pleaser. He will meet David Warner Huffman, 4-12-1 (1), of Cincinnati, OH. He is 4-3-1 in his last 8 fights having defeated 3 unbeaten boxers and looking to make Douglas number 4.

Welterweight Edgar “El Chamaco” Santana, 26-4 (17), of New York, NY, returns to Dover Downs after having his 5 fight win streak snapped almost a year ago while going the entire 10 rounds with 2 broken hands. His opponent is Eddie Soto, 12-5 (4), of Pawtucket, RI, who split in 2 fights with Sean Eklund, the nephew of Mickey Ward.

Super middleweight John “Church Boy” Bowman, 4-0-1 (0), of Dover, DE, is 3-0 at Dover Downs and will meet James Denson, 5-11-2 (2), of Akron, OH, who lost to DE boxer Reuel Williams last August at Dover Downs.

Southpaw Cornelius Lock, 19-6-1 (12), of Detroit, MI, returns to action after over 2 years since losing in 11 rounds to newly crowned WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia. Lock will meet Damon Antoine, 11-44-2 (5), of Akron, OH, in a light welterweight match. Antoine split in 2 bouts with Ryan Belasco of DE with the second match at Dover Downs.

Last but not least it’s our hope the popular Ronica “Queen” Jeffrey, 11-0 (1), of Brooklyn, NY, who won the WBC Silver female featherweight title in August at Dover Downs and is 8-0 at the venue has an opponent for her return. First fight will be at 7:30pm per publicist Lisa Butler of Dover Downs who is the promoter. Nick Tiberi is the matchmaker.

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