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“Boom Boom” visits Hall of Fame to promote his new film The Good Son

CANASTOTA, NY – AUGUST 2, 2013 – Former WBA lightweight champion of the world Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini visited the Boxing Hall of Fame yesterday to promote his new film The Good Son. While in Canastota “Boom Boom” conducted media interviews to discuss his championship career and the film, toured the Hall of Fame Museum and stepped back into the MSG boxing ring where he successfully defended his world title 30 years ago. The immensely popular Youngstown, OH native also graciously signed autographs and posed for photos with fans who were on hand to meet him.

“It was an absolute thrill to welcome Ray back to Canastota and hear about the new film from the champ himself,” said Hall director Edward Brophy.

The Good Son tells the story of Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, who wasn’t merely the lightweight boxing champion – he was a national sports hero, personifying blue-collar toughness. His vow to win the championship for his father, the original “Boom Boom”, captivated the country. The film includes appearances by fellow Youngstowner Ed O’Neill (Modern Family), Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard and actor and pugilist Mickey Rourke.

The Good Son is available to rent through SnagFilms on VOD (Video on Demand) via cable and satellite providers and iTunes
(https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-good-son/id664335309). There will also be a theatrical run in New York and Los Angeles and additional select theaters nationwide on August 9th. 

For more information on The Good Son visit www.snagfilms.com/thegoodson, www.twitter.com/snagfilms and www.twitter.com/thegoodsondoc.

Below please find a photo gallery of Ray Mancini at the Hall of Fame. Click on thumbnail to view larger
Mancini makes a point during Q & A about his career and The Good Son"Boom Boom" posing by the boxing robes worn by Rocky Graziano and Sugar Ray LeonardBack in the MSG ring where he defended his title 30 years agoMancini puts a fist up to the heavy bag he trained on at the famous Times Square GymMancini is interviewed for fightnews.com in the MSG ring"Boom Boom" poses by the life-size statue of Canastota's Carmen BasilioMancini points to his photo on display in the Hall of Fame"Boom Boom" strikes a fighting pose by the Hall of Fame WallMedia outlets interview the champ about The Good SonMancini poses by the Hall of Fame logoSurrounded by boxing robes worn by fighters who fought in MSGMancini laughs while taking questions from the mediaLooking up at the statue "Undaunted" that was on display at the 1939 World's FairMancini points to hand wraps worn by Marty Servo, who his father boxed in 1940Mancini acknowledges the Hall of Fame's sponsors for 2013
Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini in "Boxing's Hometown"