ATLANTIC CITY – South Jersey’s Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna is ready to hit camp hard to prepare for his fight against Dominican Republic’s Juan Carlos Abreu in the 12-round main event on Saturday, June 8, at Bally’s Atlantic City.

Main Events will promote, in association with LaManna’s Rising Star Promotions.

“I’ve been in the gym a few times a week just keeping in shape, but camp goes full-on beginning Monday. Then the real training begins – lots of conditioning and starting to get the weight down,” LaManna said. “In a couple weeks we ramp it up more when we begin sparring and working the game plan in. I have sparred with Juan Carlos Abreu so I am a little familiar with him knowing that he is a power guy.”

Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna, 37-5, 16 KOs, born and raised in Millville, NJ, just down the road from Atlantic City, is on a seven-fight win streak that propelled him onto the world stage. He is undefeated in Atlantic City, 21 wins, no losses and one draw overall and seven wins with no losses at Bally’s.  

He made his professional debut in 2011 and his string of seven wins began after his 2021 world title fight defeat to Erislandy Lara.

“Merengue” Abreu, 26-7-1, 24 KOs, is from La Romana, Dominican Republic. The heavy-handed Dominican will come into the June 8 fight having knocked out five of his last seven opponents.

Tickets, priced at $75, $120, $150 and $250, are on sale.