NGA Philly, Trop in AC Friday & Essex Coll in Newark Sat!
NGA Philly, Trop in AC Friday & Essex Coll in Newark Sat!
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (Oct 12, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
It will be a busy week-end in Philadelphia and New Jersey Friday and Saturday. Greg Robinson’s Power Productions returns to the National Guard Armory in NE Philly with 54 rounds of scheduled boxing with 11 bouts of 4’s and 6’s with some hot local talent on Friday.

Dee Lee Promotions will be at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino, in Atlantic City, NJ, on Friday with the return of Dorin Spivey defending his NABA lightweight title. Saturday night at the Essex County College, in Newark, NJ, hometown boxer Michael Anderson marks his return home promoted by Renee Aikens All Out Promotions and Mariusz Kolodziej’s Global Promotions.

Puerto Rican Miguel Cartagena, 5-0 (3), of Philadelphia will headline at NGA against a 3x postponed fight with Mexican Jose “Chilli” Rivera, 3-6-2 (1), of New Rochelle, NY, in a bantamweight 6. Cartagena is a very popular former amateur champion and is looking forward to finally getting it on with Rivera. The latter defeated Angel Cruz who was 5-1 a year ago and then dropped 4 straight to all unbeaten boxers by decision. A pre-fight press conference was held at Chickie & Pete’s Monday night by promoter Robinson. Rivera could not attend but he won’t be a no show come Friday per Caragena’s manager Moz Gonzalez. “We have been waiting to fight this guy 3 times and will be glad to get it out of the way”, said Gonzalez. He and co-manager Eddie Woods also promote the Ennis brothers of Germantown.

Emmanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor, 14-1 (10) finally has an opponent in George “El Terrible” Sosa, 6-0 (6), out of the Dominican Republic who has recently moved to NJ. Taylor dropped his last fight a year ago and wants to get the “rust out” on the knockout prospect from the DR in a light welter 6.

Tim Witherspoon, Jr., 8-2 (2), may be in the fight of the night if the real Ramon Ellis, 3-7-2(2) shows up in this all Philly 6 round light welter match. Ellis is coming off a first round knockout in Reading, PA. Jason Sosa, 5-1-3, of Camden, NJ, is coming off a win in Bethlehem, PA, after back to back draws in Philly with unbeaten Angel Ocasio. His opponent will be Philly’s Clinton B. Douglas, 4-4-2 (1), who is returning to the ring after a 2-year lay-off after scoring a win in his last fight. This is a lightweight 6 rounder.

Frank Trader, 8-1 (2), of Philly is coming off his first loss, a disputed one in New England and looking forward to meeting Georgi Kevlishvili, 12-3 (3), from the country of Georgia, now fighting out of Russia where most of his fights have taken place. This promises to be a battle of wills in a 6 round super featherweight match. Trader’s people were very local at the press conference while Kevlishvili was taking in as much as he could understand.

The rest of the show will feature 4 round bouts with heavyweight Joe Cusamano, 5-1 (4) of VA Beach meeting veteran Zeferino Albino, 4-14-3 (2) whose upset stoppage of then 21-4 John Poore last year made him someone never to take for granted. Saud Clark, 2-0 (2), and Greg Jackson, 1-0 (1), have a pair of Philly prospects in a welterweight match-up. In debut’s there will be Anthony Burgin, recent winner of the Briscoe Award for Philly’s top amateur against Milton Lopes at lightweight. Philly’s Ricardo Carabello will take on Angel Carvajal, 1-0, of Chicago who won his debut last month. Philly’s Rasheed Estrada and Atlantic City’s Anthony “Juice” Young, 6-0 (2), will meet TBA opponents.

In Atlantic City Dorin Spivey, 41-6 (30), of Portsmouth, VA, puts his 6 fight win streak on the line for the vacant NABA lightweight title he won in February and hopes to re-gain it when he meets Rod “Lightning Rod” Salka, 16-1 (3), of Bunola, PA, in a 10 rounder.
A pair of 6 round bouts will feature 2 other VA boxers in southpaw Frankie Filippone, 9-2-1 (2) who meets Reggie “Concrete” La Crete, 4-1 (2), out of Brooklyn in a light heavyweight match-up. The other 6 has heavyweights Dorsett Barnwell, 7-0 (3), meeting Shun Lewis, 5-4-1 (2) in an all VA match.

Atlantic City’s Antowyan Aikens, 5-0 (1) meets Steven Tyner, 3-6-2 (2), of Akron, OH, who are super middleweights. Millville’s Joshua Reyes, 3-0 (1), takes on Dominican Joseliz Cepeda, 5-2 (0), of Newark, NJ, in a super featherweight match. Anthony Karperis, 2-0 (2) of Hicksville, NY, will meet TBA whom are light welterweights and Christina “School Girl” Kwan of Las Vegas and Kendra Lucas of VA with identical 0-1 records meet in a minimumweight match.

On Saturday Michael Anderson, 11-1-1 (9), returns to the east coast in his hometown debut against veteran Miguel Angel “Flaco” Munguia, 25-24-1 (21), of Toluca, MEX, in an 8 round main event at the Essex County College in Newark, NJ. Anderson has been fighting out of CA and suffered his first loss a year ago in his last fight.

In the co-feature Ossie Duran, 26-10-2 (10) of Accra, GH, now out of Paterson, NJ, meets Joshua “The Berlin Bomber” Snyder, 9-6-1 (3), of Berlin, MD, who in his last fight defeated Maxwell Taylor, then 17-3-1, and also dealt the first defeat to Aaron Pryor, Jr., then 11-0. These are super middleweights in a 6.

Paterson cruiserweight Elvin “Koko” Sanchez, 4-2 (3) will face Philly’s Brian “The Wildman” donahue, 2-3-1 (0) in a 6 rounder. The big guys at heavyweight will be Tyyab Beale, 6-3-1 (2), of Newark against Mongtomery, AL, Kevin Howard, 3-7 (1), in a 4. Battle tested Newar junior welterweight Rashad Bogar, 3-4-1 (2) is ready to face Dominican Emanuel Duverge, 4-0 (3). Poland’s amateur champ and super feather Michal Chudecki, 1-0 (1), meets Joshua Nieves, 0-1. Another Poland amateur champ Patryk Szymanski, 2-0 (1) meets Anthony Willis, 1-1-1 (0) of Battle Creek, MICH., at light middle. Newarks Akima Stocks, 4-0 (3) meets Adelita Irizarry, 8-6 (2) of Hartford, CT in the junior middle division. John Watson, 1-0 (0), of Irvington, NJ, meets LeeHolloman, 1-2-1 (0), of SC, at super middleweight.

In addition to these bouts Philly’s Tevan Farmer, 7-3-1, (1) meets Jose “Sniper” Pedraza, 10- (6) of Puerto Rico, in an 8 round lightweight bout at Ameristar Casino, in St. Charles, MO, over Showtime Friday. Another Philly boxer heavyweight Joey Dawejko, 7-1-1 (3) meets Colombian Oscar Rios, 11-0 (6), now out of Montreal in an 8 on Wealth TV in Montreal.


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