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Barefoot beach wedding for Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini

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Santa Monica, CA - A man who has become a hometown sports hero for many tied the knot earlier this month at a marriage ceremony held on Santa Monica Beach in California.

53-year-old Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini exchanged vows with 48-year-old Tina Rozzi.

Reached at his California home, Boom Boom tells 21 news that he first met Tina at a pool party at her home in Campbell when she was just fifteen.

Tina's mother, Loretta Rozzi tells 21 news that the wedding was beautiful.  She says the two dated for eight years, and she knew they would eventually become man and wife. 

Long time Mancini friend George Saadi tells 21 News that wedding guests included another Valley native, actor Ed O'Neill.

After the two were pronounced man and wife during the ceremony on May 18, the couple was introduced with the intonation resembling that of a boxing ring announcer.  Boom Boom responded by throwing his arms up into the air and dancing in the sand, as if he had just won a boxing title.

Ray told 21 News that his victory dance was off the cuff.  He says he just "had to do it"

Mancini says his honeymoon is being postponed because of other obligations such as the graduation of his son in a week and a half. 

Ray and Tina plan to tour Europe this fall.

Mancini won the World Boxing Association lightweight title in 1982. 
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