Welterweight hopeful Michael “Slick” Anderson will headline All Out Promotions and Edmonds Promotions’ “Fighting for Attendance” in a ten round bout Saturday, November 23 at Weequahic High School in Newark, NJ. Throughout the city of Newark, attendance is a major problem that is only getting worse, with the average student missing more than 30 days of school annually. To help promote getting children into the classrooms and off the streets, All Out Promotions is donating tickets to the “Fighting for Attendance” card to Weequahic students with outstanding attendance. They’re also hosting assemblies throughout the district.
“I am very bothered by these attendance issues in Newark,” said Michael Daughety, CEO of All Out Promotions. “These kids are not in class being educated but instead running the streets and making choices that could potentially be fatal. I hope that we’re able to donate a lot of tickets because that means kids are attending school and learning like they’re supposed to.”
The quick-handed Anderson is 12-2-1 as a professional with 10 wins by way of knockout. A Newark native, Anderson founded the Showoff Riders Bike Club and is a huge local draw. In his last bout, Anderson dropped a competitive ten round decision against then-unbeaten southpaw Emmanuel Lartey.
Anderson’s opponent will be named shortly.
In the co-featured bout, surging heavyweight Tyyab Beale meets an opponent to be named in a six rounder. Beale, who also hails from Newark, is 8-3-1 with three wins by knockout and is unbeaten in his last seven bouts. On January 19, Beale topped previously unbeaten Aaron Kinch.
In a special attraction bout, highly touted Burke, VA middleweight Antoine “Action” Douglas will appear in a six round bout. Douglas, 10-0 (6 KO’s), has a fan friendly style and the 21-year-old is on the fast track to stardom.
Popular locals Jason “Monstruo” Escalera, Adam Kownacki, Godson Noel, Eddie Edmonds, George Borges, Josaliz Cepeda, Allan Phelan, Iban Akbar Richardson and Shakir Dunn will appear in separate bouts.
In addition to an excellent evening of boxing, All Out Promotions and Edmonds Promotions will have a 50/50 with the proceeds benefitting the Lupus Foundation of America. There will also be a special tribute to Dwayne “Dutch” Vanderveer, a friend of Anderson’s who tragically passed away in a motorcycle accident on August 31 at the young age of 33.
Doors open at 6:45 and the opening bell is scheduled for 7:30. Weequahic High School is located at 279 Chancellor Ave in Newark.
Tickets from $35 are available by going to http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8886354325?ref=ebtnebtckt