Peter Manfredo Jr. vs. Joey Spina
2006-10-14 : Peter Manfredo Jr 167¾ lbs beat Joe Spina 168 lbs by TKO at 1:01 in round 3 of 12
- Location: Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
- Referee: Charles Dwyer
- Judge: Clark Sammartino 19-19
- Judge: Steve Epstein 19-19
- Judge: Ed Scunzio 20-18
Peter Manfredo, Jr. (26-3, 12 KOs) won by third round knockout against cross town rival and previously unbeaten super middleweight Joey Spina (19-1-1, 14 KOs) at the Dunkin Donuts Center in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. The naturally larger Spina tried to press the action early and seemed to catch Manfredo at the close of the first round. Manfredo came on strong in the second round and hurt Spina midway through this round. Manfredo landed an overhand right and Spina's right knee came within about an inch of touching the canvas. Spina regained his balance just in time to avoid being knocked down. Manfredo landed two hard right hands at the beginning of the third round that staggered Spina and then Manfredo began unleashing punches finishing him off with a crushing right. The outclassed Spina got up from the knockdown but before referee Charles Dwyer could finish his count, Spina's corner signaled to stop the fight at 1:01 of the third round. Manfredo was so full of energy that he charged the corner where Spina was barely standing and had to be restrained by the referee.