Inducted on November 9, 1995
Born September 5, 1951, Point Pleasant, N.J. as Ted Groff. Changed name legally to Ted Mannschreck in 1967, which evolved to Ted “The Irish” Mann for promotional purposes in 1977. Handled at different times as an amateur by Walter Mailer, Johnny Trojian (Kid Troy), Adrian Bailey, Ricky Schupoch and Frank Lavalle. Beat seven different G.G. or A.A.U. Champs (Fryer, Gargan, Fundenburg, Nance, Stahle, Johnson, McNeece). Won N.J. Blue and White Tournament October 18, 1976. Runner-up to Curtis Parker for State A.A.U. 156 pound title March 8, 1976.
Turned pro August 24, 1977, managed and trained by Carmen Graziano. Won Florida Middleweight Title October 24, 1978 in Orlando. Ran up 18-1 record before losing 10 rounder to Philly legend “Bad” Benny Briscoe. Fought future world champs, by todays’ standards, (not mine) Bobby Czyz and Doug “The Cobra” DeWitt. Also fought top contenders like Ernie Singletary, Mickey Goodwin, Johnny Locicero, Dwight “Tiger Walker”, Vinnie Curto, Juan Domingo Roldan and John Collins. Upset California contender Robbi Epps to break into the world ratings. A loss to James “Hardrock” Green caused a falling out. Lost in a bid for the ESPN middleweight title to Mike Tinley in a twelve rounder, and retired for good on November 30, 1984.
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