After that tough knock from Erislandy Lara back on May 1, 2021, Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna isn’t just looking to step back into the ring—he’s itching for a full-blown comeback. Dreams of another world championship loom large, and he’s got his eyes fixed on that prize. More than just a fight, it’s about rewriting a legacy filled with sweat, grit, and raw determination.
When reminiscing about that night with Lara, LaManna confessed, “It wasn’t just another night in the ring for me. Falling short after giving everything I had stung deeply, but I took away more than just a bruise. It reinforced my spirit, reminding me that the road to victory isn’t straightforward. Now, with a heart full of passion, I’m set to show the world what I’ve got.”
But it’s not only in the boxing world where LaManna’s been throwing punches. Life threw a few hard jabs his way too. After his bout with Lara, a cloud of depression hung heavy. But, with the heart of a true fighter, he didn’t just take those blows. He reached out, sought help, and with the unwavering support from family and friends, fought back with even more vigor. It’s clear as day—champions aren’t just made in the ring. Sometimes, the biggest battles are the ones we fight within, and LaManna’s journey is a testament to that very spirit.
Time has been kind since then, with LaManna consistently sharpening his skills. It’s been a busy few years for him, racking up six back-to-back wins. Those victories were about more than just titles—they were affirmations of his relentless spirit. Now, ranked #3 in the WBA Middleweight world ratings, he’s not just another contender; he’s a force to reckon with.
In a heartfelt call to Lara, LaManna said, “I’m burning for that rematch. I’ve got unfinished business, and I’ve poured my soul into preparing for our next dance in the ring.”
Wrapping up, with a mix of gratitude and emotion, LaManna added, “To my incredible fans, both near and far, your cheers and unwavering belief have been my strength. As I tie up my laces and set my sights on that world title, know that every punch, every round, is for all of you. As for Lara, I hope he’s ready, because I sure am.”