Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini signed Sports Illustrated Cover 8x10 Photo August 2, 1982 (WBC Lightweight Title vs Earnesto Espana)
He was given the nickname "Boom Boom" after his father Lenny "Boom Boom" Mancini who laid the foundation for his son's career. His whirlwind punching style caught the eyes of network executives at several American television networks, and he became a regular on their sports programming. He was the reigning lightweight champion of the world throughout much of the 1980's. Mancini retired officially in 1993, leaving a record of 29-5 with 23 knockouts and a very touching and inspiring story as a brave world champion who won the title for his family, as well as for himself. Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini has hand signed this Sports Illustrated Cover 8x10 Photo from August 2, 1982. Certificate of Authenticity from Athlon Sports Collectibles.