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Anderson and Lartei Lartey collide

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Heavy handed Newark welterweight Michael “Slick” Anderson (12-1-1, 10KOs) is ready put it all on the line on Saturday night at the Luxurious Robert Treat Hotel, in Newark, New Jersey when he swaps punches with dangerous Ghanaian southpaw Emmanuel Lartei Lartey (13-0-1, 7KOs) in the ten round main event for the WCB regional title.

If that weren’t enough, Matchmaker Renee Aiken and All Out Promotions in association with Global Boxing Promotions has put together an a loaded undercard featuring some of the best up and coming fighters the region has to offer, including two can’t miss co-features. The first six round co-feature of the evening will showcase the return of undefeated Glassboro, New Jersey super middleweight Derek “Take to the Bank” Webster (13-0, 7KOs) as he takes on wily veteran Darnell Boone (19-19-3, 8KOs). The second co-feature will be a six round heavyweight slugfest as Newark’s own Tyabb Beale (7-3-1, 3KOs) swaps punches with Aaron “The Animal” Kinch (4-0-1, 1KO).

Anderson of Newark, New Jersey, has explosive power in both hands as shown by his ten knockouts in his twelve victories. In his last bout on October 13thMichael Anderson flashed his power, needing only two minutes and thirty three seconds to stop gritty fifty fight veteran Miguel Angel Munguia. Now, the stakes have been raised and the WCB title is on the line on Saturday night. At thirty two years of age, Anderson knows his time is now and it is “All or Nothing” as he looks to show the people of Newark that he has what it takes to be a champion when he faces Emmanuel Lartei Lartey 13-0-1, 7KOs).

Latei Lartey also knows that a victory here will put his name back into the mix for national acclaim. The Ghanaian warrior has defeated the likes of Sidney Siqueira (20-7-1, 11KOs) and Kaiser Mabuza (24-9-3, 15KOs) and looks use his experience to put the coveted title bout around his waist.

In the eight round co-feature of the evening, undefeated super middleweight Derek “Take it to the Bank” Webster (13-0, 7KOs) looks for his fourteenth straight victory as a pro when he takes on veteran upset artist Darnell Boone (19-19-3, 8KOs).

If heavyweights are your bag, then you won’t want to miss “the battle of Newark” as Tyyab Beale (7-3-1, 3KOs) is set to go toe-to-toe over six rounds with cross town rival Aaron “The Animal” Kinch (4-0, 1KO). Beale showed the heart of a champion in his last bout in the very same arena back in October as he had to get off the canvas to score a crowd pleasing 3rd round technical knockout of Montgomery, Alabama’s Kevin Howard (3-8-1, 1KO). Kinch scored a majority decision against the very same Howard in April. In his last bout, he captured a split decision victory over a debuting Aaron Bratton in Reading, PA.

Brooklyn, New York welterweight prospect Scott Burrell (6-1, 5KOs) looks to his keep his three fight win streak alive when he battles it out over six rounds with the always dangerous Edgardo Torres (2-1, 2KOs) of Vineland, New Jersey.

Matchmaker Renee Aiken is still looking to find two fighters who have the guts to get in with fellow undefeated Newark, New Jersey prospects that are well known to the area in Newark middleweight John “The Apollo Kid” Thompson (10-0,3KOs) and lightweight Wanzell Ellison (7-0-1, 4KOs).

New York featherweight Pete Reyes looks to make a splash in his professional debut when he squares off against Camden New Jersey’s Oscar Pagan (0-1)

Joseph Crosby (6-2, 1KO), the brother of Zab and Daniel Judah, will face Newark’s own Fitzgerald Johnson (3-7, 1KO) in a four round contest.

Someone’s “O” must go, as two winless welterweights look for their first victory as professionals when Shakir Aquel Dunn (0-1) of Newark squares off against Tobias Molina (0-1).

In a four round middleweight contest, Anthony “Sweet Tooth” Jones (2-0-1) will take on Washington DC’s Issa Coulibaly (0-3).

Rounding out the loaded card will be a four round cruiserweight contest as Philly cruiserweight Maurice Amaro (1-5) swaps punches with Queens, New York’s Abdellah Smith (2-4,2KOs).

Also performing will be nationally known recording artists, Driicky Graham, “Mr Snapbacks and tattoos” and his special guests R&B Singer J’s of Neyos compound ent. Phantom Boys.

The national anthem will be performed by Interscope recording artist Ashan.

The Robert Treat Hotel is located at 50 Park Place, Newark, New Jersey 07102

Tickets are priced as follows: $45 General Admission, $80 Floor and $120 for ringside. Tickets can be purchased by calling 973-652-2218 or at

Doors open: 5:30PM First bout 6:30PM

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