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Ray Mancini Net Worth

Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini net worth is

$5 Million

Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini Wiki Biography

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.

# 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.
# Fact
1 Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2015.
2 As 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.
3 Owns the El Campeon Cigar Company.
4 Honorary Board of Directors Member of the Retired Boxers Foundation.
5 Honorary Board Member of the National Veterans Foundation.
6 Warren Zevon wrote the song, “Boom Boom Mancini”, about Mancini, featured on Zevon’s album, “Sentimental Hygiene”.
7 16 Feb 1985: Lost bid to regain the WBA title from Livingstone Bramble.
8 1 Jun 1984: Lost the WBA title to Livingstone Bramble.
9 13 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.
10 8 May 1982: Won the World Boxing Association (WBA) Lightweight Title from Art Frias.
11 16 May 1981: Won the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) Lightweight Title from Jorge Morales.
12 Pro Record: 29-5 (23 K.O’s)
13 A Junior Olympian.
14 Father, Lenny Mancini, was a lightweight contender in the 1940s, who also earned the nickname, “Boom Boom”.
15 Boxer


Title Year Status Character
Tarantula 2016 pre-production Cory
Bad Frank 2015 pre-production Charlie Pierce
Gloves Off 2014 TV Series
The Roots of Fight 2012-2013 TV Series
The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone 2009 KC
Redbelt 2008 George (as Ray Mancini)
Chooch 2003 Ball Player
Turn of Faith 2002 Joey (as Ray Mancini)
Body and Soul 2000 Charlie Davis
The Girl Gets Moe 1997 Zeto
Opposite Corners 1997
The Mouse 1996 Larry
Bullet 1996 Gates
Fatal Choice 1995 Provie (as Ray Mancini)
The Search for One-eye Jimmy 1994 Lefty (as Ray Mancini)
Deadly Bet 1992 Charlie (as Ray Mancini)
Aces: Iron Eagle III 1992 Chico (as Ray Mancini)
Timebomb 1991 Mr. Black (as Ray Mancini)
The New Adam-12 1991 TV Series Ruiz
Wishful Thinking 1990/I Jake (as Ray Mancini)
Monsters 1990 TV Series
Backstreet Dreams 1990 Aldo
The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission 1988 TV Movie Tom Ricketts (as Ray Mancini)
New Monkees 1987 TV Series
Oceans of Fire 1986 TV Movie Romano
Who’s the Boss? 1985-1986 TV Series Joey Rossini
Amazing Stories 1986 TV Series Irish
Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story 1985 TV Movie Man walking on street (uncredited)
Mutants in Paradise 1984 Boxing Trainer


Title Year Status Character
Titletown Documentary producer pre-production
Operation Resurrection 2013 Documentary executive producer
The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini 2013 Documentary producer
Youngstown: Still Standing 2010 Documentary producer
Turn of Faith 2002 producer
Body and Soul 2000 producer – as Ray Mancini


Title Year Status Character
Traficant: The Congressman of Crimetown 2015 Documentary completed
Titletown Documentary pre-production Himself
Safest Place on Earth 2015 Documentary Himself
El Boxeo 2013 Documentary Himself
Operation Resurrection 2013 Documentary Himself
The Fight That Changed Boxing Forever 2013 Documentary short Himself – WBA Lightweight World Champion 1982-1984
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself
Fox and Friends 2013 TV Series Himself
The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini 2013 Documentary Himself
Ali 70 from Las Vegas 2012 TV Movie Himself
I Am Bruce Lee 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
AKA Private 2011 Documentary Himself
Youngstown: Still Standing 2010 Documentary Himself
Inside MMA 2008 TV Series Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008 TV Series Himself
Triumph and Tragedy: The Ray Mancini Story 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Blame… 2006 TV Series Himself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith 2006 TV Series Himself
The Distance 2005 Documentary World champion
ESPN SportsCentury 2002-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Naked Movie 2002 Himself
Celebrity Boxing 2 2002 TV Special Himself
Celebrity Boxing 2002 TV Special Himself
The Test 2001 TV Series Himself – Panelist
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place 1999 TV Series Himself
Howard Stern 1996 TV Series Himself
WBO Jr. Lightweight Championship: Hector Camacho vs. Vinny Pazienza 1990 Himself – Ringside Commentator
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Tuesday Night Fights 1989 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Secrets 1988 TV Movie Himself
Star’s Table 1986 TV Series Himself
HBO Boxing 1985 TV Series documentary Himself
Larry Holmes v. Marvis Frazier 1983 TV Movie Himself
ESPN Top Rank Boxing 1981 TV Series Himself

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