Anderson and Lartey Battle in Newark
Anderson and Lartey Battle in Newark
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (Jan 19, 2013) Doghouse Boxing
Heavy handed Michael “Slick” Anderson, 12-1-1 (10), of Newark, NJ, faces Ghana’s southpaw Emmanuel “Bukom Jah” Lartey, 13-0-1 (7), over 10 rounds for the WCB regional title in the welterweight division Saturday night (tonight) at the Robert Treat Hotel, in Newark, NJ. This will be Anderson’s first 10 rounder and for Lartey it’s his fourth fight in the US since coming here in 2011. Anderson has won 9 of his last 10 fights by stoppage while losing his lone fight the same way. Lartey won back to back 12 round bouts in winning the championship of Ghana and the African Boxing Union title before coming to the US.

Matchmaker Renee Aiken of All Out Promotions in association with Global Boxing Promotions will be co-promoters for this show. Southpaw Derrick “Take It to The Bank” Webster, 13-0 (7), of Glassboro, NJ, returns to action for the first time in 8 months against veteran Darnell Boone, 19-19-3 (8), of Atlanta, GA, over 6 super middleweight rounds. Boone is 6-10-2 against unbeaten boxers.

Two Newark heavyweights collide when Tyyab Beale, 7-3-1 (3), meets Aaron Kinch 4-0-1 (1) over 6 rounds. Beale has been 5-0-1 in his last 6 starts and looking to extend his streak while Kinch wants to remain unbeaten. Scott “Bang Bang” Burrell, 6-1 (5), of Brooklyn, NY, has won his last 3 bouts by 1st round stoppages. He takes on Edgardo Torres, 2-1 (2), of Vineland, NJ, in a 6 round light welter bout.

There will be an additional 5 bouts scheduled for 4 rounds. Newark southpaw Anthony “Too Sweet” Jones, 2-0-1 (0), defeated Kevin Rooney, Jr., in his last bout and now takes on Issa Coulibaly, 0-3, of DC, in a middleweight bout. Brooklyn’s Joseph Judah Crosby, 6-2 (1), takes on Newark’s Fitzgerald Johnson, 3-7 (1), who upset then 17-4, Tommy Rainone in June. Philadelphia’s Maurice Amaro, 1-5 takes on Queens, NY, cruiserweight Abdellah Smith, 2-4 (2). Pete Reyes, of NY, makes his debut against Oscar Pagan, 0-1, of Camden, NJ, in the featherweight division. Shakir Aquel Dunn, 0-1, of Newark faces Tobias Molina, 0-1, of VA, in the welterweight division.

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