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Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini net worth:
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Ray Mancini Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Raymond Michael “Boom Boom” Mancini was born on 4 March 1961, in Youngstown, Ohio USA, son of retired boxer Lenny “Boom Boom” Mancini, of Italian descent. He is a boxer, actor and producer, best known for holding the World Boxing Association lightweight championship title from 1982 to 1984.

A notable boxer, how loaded is Ray Mancini? According to sources in late 2016, Mancini has amassed a net worth of over $5 million, earned during his boxing career, as well as through his other business ventures.

Ray Mancini Net Worth $5 Million

Mancini was inspired to take up boxing by his father, an established lightweight contender during the ’40s. He began to train during his childhood years, and by his teens had accomplished a brilliant amateur career with a record of 43-7 and several Golden Gloves championships.

He made his professional debut in 1979, and went on to establish himself as a recognized figure in the sport, defeating several top-ranked boxers. In 1980 he knocked out Bobby Sparks in the first round for the regional Ohio State Lightweight title, and the following year defeated Jorge Morales for the WBC-affiliated NABF Lightweight, his first major title, and defended it against Jose Luis Ramirez in a unanimous decision a few months later. After losing to Alexis Argüello in a brilliant match for the WBC lightweight title later that year, Mancini scored two wins, one defending his NABF Lightweight title against Julio Valdez, which brought him an opportunity to fight for a world title, and by defeating the new WBA lightweight champion Arturo Frias in 1982, Mancini won a world championship title. His popularity was boosted, and his net worth began to rise.

Mancini went on to defend his title by defeating former world champion Ernesto España later that year, and several months after came the infamous fight against the Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim, who suffered serious brain injuries after being knocked out by Mancini, and died several days later. Mancini fell into deep depression after the match, but unfortunately his tragedy did not end here, as just a few months later his mother killed herself, and the following year, the bout’s referee, Richard Green, also committed suicide.

The year 1983 saw Mancini defending his title against British champion George Freeney. The following year he defeated former world champion Bobby Chacon, however, he lost his title to Livingstone Bramble later that year; he tried to regain it in a rematch against Bramble in 1985, but without success. The same year Mancini retired from professional boxing, however, he returned to the ring in 1989, trying to regain his title once again, this time against Héctor ‘Macho’ Camacho, but lost the bout in a controversial split decision. His last fight came in 1992 against Greg Haugen, a former lightweight champion, which he also lost; not long after, he retired for good.

In 2015 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Mancini’s boxing career enabled him to gain astonishing popularity and recognition in the boxing world. It also earned him significant wealth. Getting 75% of his $12 million in purse money, the retired boxer went into several business ventures, such as launching his El Campeon Cigar Company. He also became involved in the film industry; aside from founding two movie production companies, he starred in several projects, including the 2000 sports drama “Body and Soul”, the 2002 crime film “Turn of Faith” and the 2013 documentary covering his life and career, “The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini”. In addition, Mancini has served as a fight analyst for the Fox reality series “Celebrity Boxing”. All have contributed to his net worth.

In his personal life, in 1989 Mancini married Carmen Consuelo Vazquez, with whom he has three children. After the couple’s divorce, he married Tina Rozzi in 2014. The couple reside in Youngstown.

Mancini has been involved in philanthropy. Aside from founding his own The Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini Foundation, he has also served as Honorary Board Member of the National Veterans Foundation and Honorary Board of Directors Member of the Retired Boxers Foundation.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tarantula2016pre-productionCory
Bad Frank2015pre-productionCharlie Pierce
Gloves Off2014TV Series
The Roots of Fight2012-2013TV Series
The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone2009KC
Redbelt2008George (as Ray Mancini)
Chooch2003Ball Player
Turn of Faith2002Joey (as Ray Mancini)
Body and Soul2000Charlie Davis
The Girl Gets Moe1997Zeto
Opposite Corners1997
The Mouse1996Larry
Bullet1996Gates
Fatal Choice1995Provie (as Ray Mancini)
The Search for One-eye Jimmy1994Lefty (as Ray Mancini)
Deadly Bet1992Charlie (as Ray Mancini)
Aces: Iron Eagle III1992Chico (as Ray Mancini)
Timebomb1991Mr. Black (as Ray Mancini)
The New Adam-121991TV SeriesRuiz
Wishful Thinking1990/IJake (as Ray Mancini)
Monsters1990TV Series
Backstreet Dreams1990Aldo
The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission1988TV MovieTom Ricketts (as Ray Mancini)
New Monkees1987TV Series
Oceans of Fire1986TV MovieRomano
Who's the Boss?1985-1986TV SeriesJoey Rossini
Amazing Stories1986TV SeriesIrish
Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story1985TV MovieMan walking on street (uncredited)
Mutants in Paradise1984Boxing Trainer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
TitletownDocumentary producer pre-production
Operation Resurrection2013Documentary executive producer
The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini2013Documentary producer
Youngstown: Still Standing2010Documentary producer
Turn of Faith2002producer
Body and Soul2000producer - as Ray Mancini

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Traficant: The Congressman of Crimetown2015Documentary completed
TitletownDocumentary pre-productionHimself
Safest Place on Earth2015DocumentaryHimself
El Boxeo2013DocumentaryHimself
Operation Resurrection2013DocumentaryHimself
The Fight That Changed Boxing Forever2013Documentary shortHimself - WBA Lightweight World Champion 1982-1984
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHimself
The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini2013DocumentaryHimself
Ali 70 from Las Vegas2012TV MovieHimself
I Am Bruce Lee2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
AKA Private2011DocumentaryHimself
Youngstown: Still Standing2010DocumentaryHimself
Inside MMA2008TV SeriesGuest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008TV SeriesHimself
Triumph and Tragedy: The Ray Mancini Story2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
The Distance2005DocumentaryWorld champion
ESPN SportsCentury2002-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Naked Movie2002Himself
Celebrity Boxing 22002TV SpecialHimself
Celebrity Boxing2002TV SpecialHimself
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place1999TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern1996TV SeriesHimself
WBO Jr. Lightweight Championship: Hector Camacho vs. Vinny Pazienza1990Himself - Ringside Commentator
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Tuesday Night Fights1989TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Secrets1988TV MovieHimself
Star's Table1986TV SeriesHimself
HBO Boxing1985TV Series documentaryHimself
Larry Holmes v. Marvis Frazier1983TV MovieHimself
ESPN Top Rank Boxing1981TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
HBO Boxing After Dark2011TV SeriesHimself
ESPN Friday Night Fights2010TV SeriesHimself
Rome Is Burning2007TV SeriesHimself

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#Fact
1Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2015.
2As a result of Mancini's fight with Duk-Koo Kim, which resulted in Kim's death, all title fights were shortened from fifteen to twelve rounds.
3Owns the El Campeon Cigar Company.
4Honorary Board of Directors Member of the Retired Boxers Foundation.
5Honorary Board Member of the National Veterans Foundation.
6Warren Zevon wrote the song, "Boom Boom Mancini", about Mancini, featured on Zevon's album, "Sentimental Hygiene".
716 Feb 1985: Lost bid to regain the WBA title from Livingstone Bramble.
81 Jun 1984: Lost the WBA title to Livingstone Bramble.
913 Nov 1982: Retained the WBA title in a nationally-televised match at Ceasar's Palace in Las Vegas against Korean Duk-Koo Kim, a fight so brutal, Kim slipped into a coma after Mancini knocked him out, and died four days later. As an eerie foreshadow of things to come, Kim wrote "kill or be killed" at his hotel room prior to the bout.
108 May 1982: Won the World Boxing Association (WBA) Lightweight Title from Art Frias.
1116 May 1981: Won the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) Lightweight Title from Jorge Morales.
12Pro Record: 29-5 (23 K.O's)
13A Junior Olympian.
14Father, Lenny Mancini, was a lightweight contender in the 1940s, who also earned the nickname, "Boom Boom".
15Boxer

#Quote
1[Talking about his fight with Duk-Koo Kim]: I wish I could say it was a classic moment but it wasn't in my eyes because Kim died and after his death I simply lost all passion for the sport. I really did. It was eerie because Kim had taped to his door a sign that read: Kill or Be Killed. I just brought closure to that situation last year (May, 2002). I visited Korea to support a film about the life of Du Koo Kim. I was apprehensive, to be honest, but I couldn't believe what happened. The Koreans treated me like a national hero. They treated me with love and respect. You see, in their eyes, Du Koo Kim died a warrior, a hero. He died honorably for something he believed in, something he defended. I was able to explain my situation and my feelings. There was no animosity toward me, what-so-ever. It was rewarding because my kids are taunted sometimes by their classmates' parents.
2[Talking about Duk-Koo Kim]: The rest of my life, I'm not just Ray Mancini, I'm Ray Mancini, the guy who killed Duk Koo Kim. You never escape that. You wonder what it would have been like for the both of us if I had quit or if he had quit and this hadn't happened.I have done a lot of praying, a lot of thinking. I'm never really going to know why it happened. No one will. He was a tough kid. Too tough, really. Too tough.
3[Talking about Duk-Koo Kim]: He died once, and I felt I was dying every day, when you're a fighter, you develop a respect for your opponent and I had all the respect in the world for this guy. I just wanted to win the fight. I never wanted to see him hurt. It was devastating.


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