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|Real name||Joe Louis Manley, Jr.|
|Rated at||Light Welterweight|
June 11, 1959 |
|Wins by KO||14|
Manley qualified as a lightweight for the 1980 United States Olympic team, defeating Frankie Randall on his way to earning his berth. Manley did not compete, however, due to the U.S. boycott of the Moscow Olympics. Manley was also the 1981 United States Amateur champion at lightweight.
Manley became a professional boxer in 1981. He lost to future champion Gene Hatcher in 1983 but defeated another future champion, Freddie Pendleton, in 1985. He qualified for his title shot by winning a decision over Howard Davis Jr. in February 1986. He went on to win the International Boxing Federation light welterweight title with a 10th round knockout over Gary Hinton in October 1986. He lost the title to Terry Marsh in 1987. He retired in 1989 after a loss to future world champion Loreto Garza and James McGirt.
|IBF Light Welterweight Champion
30 Oct 1986–4 Mar 1987