Angel Manfredy was a popular Puerto Rican-American professional boxer who fought in various weight classes during his career, which spanned over a decade from 1993 to 2004. He fought a total of 53 times, winning 43 of those fights, and ending his professional boxing career with a record of 43-8-1, including 32 knockout wins and four losses via knockout.
Manfredy was born on October 30, 1974, in Gary, Indiana, where he made his professional boxing debut against Charles McClellan at the age of 18 on June 10, 1993, losing to McClellan via 2nd round TKO. However, he soon established himself in the boxing world and had some remarkable performances over the years.
A frequent contender, Manfredy was a former WBU Super Featherweight Champion. However, he failed in all four attempts to capture a world title and had no total title wins or title defenses throughout his career.
Manfredy was known for his walk-ins to his matches wearing a latex mask depicting Satan, which he used until his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his subsequent conversion to Apostolic Pentecostalism.
Angel Manfredy fought a total of 53 times during his professional career, and these three fights are the highlight of his career:
- August 2, 1997: Angel Manfredy put on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Jorge Páez via 8th round TKO.
- January 17, 1998: Angel Manfredy beat Arturo Gatti via 8th round TKO.
- December 19, 1998: In his first world-title fight, Angel Manfredy lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. via 2nd round TKO. He was fighting for the WBC super-featherweight title.
These three fights showcased Manfredy's skills in the ring, particularly his ability to take down top fighters.
Wins and Losses
Manfredy had a total of 53 professional fights, which resulted in the following record:
- Wins: 43
- Losses: 8
- Draws: 1
- No-Contests: 1
- KO Wins: 32
- Losses via KO: 4
Manfredy had notable victories against Hall-of-Famer Arturo Gatti, Verdell Smith, Juan Polo Perez, Ernesto Benitez, Luis Alfonso Lizarraga, Carlos Alberto Ramirez, and Agustin Lorenzo. He also fought notables such as Floyd Mayweather Jr., Diego Corrales, Paul Spadafora, Ivan Robinson, Julio Díaz, and Courtney Burton.
Manfredy lost his first fight in his professional debut against Charles McClellan via 2nd round TKO. Out of his eight losses, four of them came in title bouts, while the other four were in non-title bouts. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Angel Manfredy's losses."
Angel Manfredy's professional boxing career spanned more than 10 years, from 1993 to 2004, during which he fought a total of 53 times. He had ups and downs throughout his career, and despite his extraordinary performances, he was never able to win a world title.
Manfredy retired from professional boxing in 2004 with a record of 43-8-1, which included 32 knockout wins and four losses via knockout. He later took a position as a trainer and promoter in Crown Point, Indiana, in a gym owned by boxer Ricky Carr in 2017.
While he may not have reached the same level of success as some of his contemporaries, Angel Manfredy remains a popular and respected figure in the boxing world, known for his remarkable performances and unique style.
Angel Manfredy Fight Record
|53||Apr 16, 2004||29||Craig Weber||Loss||UD|
|52||Nov 7, 2003||29||Johnny West||Win||TKO9|
|51||Jul 29, 2003||28||Courtney Burton||Loss||KO8|
|50||Jun 6, 2003||28||John Bailey||Win||TKO7|
|49||Mar 31, 2003||28||Moises Pedroza||Win||TKO7|
|48||Jun 11, 2002||27||Antonio Ramirez||Win||MD|
|47||Mar 9, 2002||27||Paul Spadafora||Loss||UD|
|46||Oct 6, 2001||26||Julio Díaz||Win||SD|
|45||Aug 3, 2001||26||Lamar Murphy||Win||UD|
|44||Jun 23, 2001||26||Verdell Smith||Win||TKO7|
|43||Mar 18, 2001||26||Juan Angel Macias||Win||UD|
|42||Jan 18, 2001||26||Juan Polo Perez||Win||TKO4|
|41||Dec 1, 2000||26||Carlos Alberto Ramirez||Win||RTD5|
|40||Sep 2, 2000||25||Diego Corrales||Loss||TKO3|
|39||Jun 25, 2000||25||Agustin Lorenzo||Win||TKO1|
|38||May 13, 2000||25||Jerry Cooper||Win||TKO1|
|37||Apr 30, 2000||25||Shawn Simmons||Win||TKO5|
|36||Mar 7, 2000||25||Vincent Howard||Win||UD|
|35||Feb 18, 2000||25||Sean Fletcher||Win||TKO4|
|34||Aug 14, 1999||24||Stevie Johnston||Loss||UD|
|33||Jun 23, 1999||24||Luis Alfonso Lizarraga||Win||KO5|
|32||Apr 17, 1999||24||Ivan Robinson||Win||UD|
|31||Mar 3, 1999||24||Ernesto Benitez||Win||KO3|
|30||Dec 19, 1998||24||Floyd Mayweather Jr.||Loss||TKO2|
|29||Sep 22, 1998||23||John Brown||Win||UD|
|28||Jun 16, 1998||23||Isander Lacen||Win||RTD7|
|27||Jan 17, 1998||23||Arturo Gatti||Win||TKO8|
|26||Aug 2, 1997||22||Jorge Páez||Win||TKO8|
|25||Jun 27, 1997||22||Kevin Sedam||Win||TKO2|
|24||Feb 22, 1997||22||Wilson Rodriguez||Win||UD|
|23||Dec 7, 1996||22||Wilfrido Ruiz||Win||KO5|
|22||Aug 23, 1996||21||Scott Sala||Win||TKO2|
|21||Jul 20, 1996||21||Mthobeli Mhlophe||Win||KO5|
|20||Mar 16, 1996||21||David Toledo||NC||NC|
|19||Feb 22, 1996||21||Antonio Young||Win||TKO2|
|18||Dec 16, 1995||21||Harold Petty||Win||RTD5|
|17||Dec 7, 1995||21||Leon Rozier||Win||TKO1|
|16||Nov 18, 1995||21||Calvin Grove||Win||TKO7|
|15||Apr 12, 1995||20||Vittorio Salvatore||Win||KO4|
|14||Feb 25, 1995||20||Damion Sutton||Win||KO3|
|13||Feb 23, 1995||20||Antonio Carter||Win||TKO1|
|12||Dec 16, 1994||20||Jeff Whaley||Win||KO2|
|11||Nov 18, 1994||20||Charles McClellan||Win||UD|
|10||Oct 8, 1994||19||Jimmy Deoria||Win||UD|
|9||Sep 29, 1994||19||Richard Leepard||Win||TKO1|
|8||Sep 13, 1994||19||Hector Olmedo||Win||KO1|
|7||Aug 9, 1994||19||Kenny Mitchell||Win||PTS|
|6||Jun 4, 1994||19||Richard Campbell||Win||TKO1|
|5||May 26, 1994||19||Jeff Mason||Loss||MD|
|4||Nov 5, 1993||19||Jorge Lopez||Win||KO1|
|3||Sep 3, 1993||18||Eric Crumble||Win||KO1|
|2||Aug 6, 1993||18||Jose Luis Carrillo||Draw||TD|
|1||Jun 10, 1993||18||Charles McClellan||Loss||TKO2|