A five-time amateur boxing champion whose biggest tournament ended in surrender, Manuel is just months away from his pro debut. He has cycled through a number of dead-end jobs and now owns a digital marketing company. Manuel says the biggest daily reminder that he has finally taken control of his life comes when he looks in the mirror each morning. For years he saw an uncertain woman looking back at him. It has absolutely been worth this journey to live publicly as my true self.
Golden Gloves boxer Raven Brown sets sights on Olympics
The broadcast starts at 8 p. The heavyweight division is red hot and Kownacki is a top rising challenger who will look to continue his ascent up the rankings with a win over the all-action veteran Arreola. This will be Kownacki's ninth fight at Barclays Center, and his first as the headlining attraction. Andre Berto is always in action fights and he'll be looking to hold off the young challenger Miguel Cruz, while Marcus Browne returns off his career-best victory to face battle-tested former champion Jean Pascal. It will be yet another heavyweight night to remember in Brooklyn.
Adam Booth continues to be fuelled by the 'hatred' that has enabled him to confront the boxing establishment alone and win. Booth will send David Haye into battle with Wladimir Klitschko in Saturday's heavyweight unification fight nearing the pinnacle of a journey that began in south London 15 years ago. Since meeting at the Fitzroy Lodge amateur boxing club, the founders of Hayemaker have forged their own path through a sport that has been hostile to Booth.