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Anderson massacres Munguia

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Heavy handed welterweight “Slick” Michael Anderson (12-1-1, 10 KOs) gave a perfect performance for his homecoming on Saturday night at the Essex County College in Newark New Jersey, dropping fifty fight veteran Miguel Angel Munguia three times en-route to a first round destruction in the eight round main event of the evening. Mariusz Kolodziej’s Global Boxing Promotions and Renee Aiken’s All Out Promotions pulled out all the stops in putting together a great night of entertainment featuring seven exciting bouts, comedians and performances by local rap artists. In The co-feature of evening Ossie “The Ghanaian Warrior” Duran (27-10-2, 10 KOs) rebounded from a two fight losing streak with a workmanlike six round unanimous decision victory over a game but outgunned Joshua “The Berlin bomber” Snyder (9-7-1, 3 KOs).

It was an exciting night for Michael Anderson who was recently released by Gary Shaw Promotions. He also had to endure several months beating a charge which he was adamant that it was untrue. Now with his innocence declared and his life back in order, Michael Anderson was ready to get back into the ring and he looked focused and ready to go. The more experienced Miguel Angel Munguia, who had won five of his last seven and went the distance in his two recent losses, looked like a suitable opponent for his return.

Anderson did not look like he had any ring rust at all as he dropped Mungia with a chopping right less than a minute into the fight. Munguia rose and tried to weather the storm as Anderson opened up with a big flurry. The rugged Mexican covered in the corner, but a hard right hook deposited him on the canvas for the second time. Once again he stood up and went into survival mode by switching into and out the southpaw stance in an attempt to ease Anderson’s pressure. It would do know good as Anderson sent him to the canvas for the final time with a two punch combination, ending with a left hook. Referee Eddie Cotton had seen enough and waved the bout off, giving Michael Anderson an impressive first round TKO victory. The official time of the stoppage was 2:33 of the opening round.

“My previous promoter dropped me because he said I was a boring fighter, ” said Michael Anderson. “How can I be a boring fighter when I knock everybody out? I plan to come back in December 7th and fight for a title or two. ”

Michael Anderson improves his impressive record to 12-1-1 with ten of those coming by way of knockout while Miguel Angel Munguia slips to 25-25-1, 21 KOs.

Another fighter who looked to rebound and get back on the winning track was “the Ghanaian Warrior” Ossie Duran as he faced Joshua Snyder in the six round middleweight co-feature of the evening. Duran had recently lost two close fights in a row. The first was a split decision loss to undefeated Brandon Gonzalez and it was followed up with a failed attempt to capture WBC silver middleweight title with a close majority decision loss to Avtandil Kurtsidze (27-2-2, 16 KOs) . A victory was imperative for Ossie Duran if he is to make another run for world title contention.

Duran, who is never one to turn away from a rough fight, had a rather tough man in front of him in Joshua Snyder. The Maryland based fighter has fought some of the top prospects, including Matt Korobov, Walter Wright and Walid Smichet and owned a recent victory over Maxell Taylor.

It was a battle of wills as Snyder put on the pressure on while Duran stood in the pocket and dug heavier, but fewer shots. Duran’s rugged shots did their damage in the second as he floored Snyder in the center of the ring with a short right hand on the button. Snyder rose to his feet and quickly gained his senses while boxing defensively.

Snyder continued to try an exert pressure, but Duran’s powerful hooks were making the difference. The Ghanaian warrior slowed Snyder down in the fifth and then defensively boxed his way through the sixth and final round.

All three judges saw the bout easily in favor Ossie Duran by scores of 60-53 across the board, giving him the well deserved six round unanimous decision victory.

Duran ups his record to 27-10-2, 10 KOs while Joshua Snyder drops to 9-7-1, 3 KOs.

Sanchez blows away Donahue

Paterson, New Jersey cruiserweight Elvin Sanchez bounced back from his second loss of his career with a dominant first round technical knockout of Philadelphia PA’s Brian Donahue.

The heavy hands of Elvin Sanchez put Donahue to the canvas moments after the opening bell with a sharp combination. Donahue tried to fight back hoping to land the shot that would put Sanchez on the defensive but he never really gained his equilibrium. Sanchez continued to land a while as he backed Donahue around the ring. Donahue looked hurt and gassed as he moved along the ropes. Sanchez seized the opportunity with a bight right hand. Donahue wobbled and Referee Eddie Cotton had seen enough and called a halt to the contest at 1:58 of the opening round.

Elvin Sanchez elevates his record to 5-2, 4 KOs while Brian Donahue drops to 2-4-1.

Chudecki victorious

Former Polish national amateur champion and rising super middleweight prospect Michal “TNT” Chudecki moved to 2-0 as a professional with a hard fought four round unanimous decision victory over Joshua Nieves (0-2) .

Chudecki’s appeared to be the aggressor throughout, moving in an out of the southpaw stance with sharp combinations. Nieves was elusive though, slipping many of the shots and returning fire early in the second round. Late in the fourth, Chudecki began to wear down the valiant Nieves. The Bronx native would not give up, instead he back Chudecki up with a nice combination. Chudeck just played it safe until the final bell sounded.

All three judges saw the bout in favor of Michal “TNT” Chudecki by scores of 40-36 x2 and 39-37 respectively.

Beale wins fight of the night

Local heavyweight Tyabb Beale (7-3-1, 3 KOs) of Newark, New Jersey, 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) .

Howard took control of the bout in round two when he dropped Beal with a short one-two combination. Beale got up and beat the count, but was in really bad shape and his legs looked like they were gone. Howard went in for the kill swinging away, but he continued to get too close and smothered many of the shots. Beale regained his composure as Howard ran out of gas. The hometown native had weathered the storm as he unloaded in the closing seconds as The Montgomery Alabama native’s punches lost all their steam and he looked like he was gassed.

Howard’s tank was on “E” as round three sounded and it didn’t take Beale long to take the offensive as Howard withered from the heat. In mid round, a short one two sent Howard to the canvas. Howard rose to his feet and went into survival mode, but Beale tracked him down a final caught him with a four punch combination and Howard stepped into pot holes near the ropes. The referee had seen enough and called a halt to the contest at 2:41 of the third.

Szymanski overwhelms Willis

Polish former national amateur star Patryk Szymanski (3-0, 1KO) continued his evolution as a pro with a one side four round unanimous decision victory over Battle Creek, Michigan’s Anthony Willis (1-2-1).

Szymanski controlled the bout right from the bell, as taking advantage of his long reach with stiff jabs and straight rights. Willis had trouble getting inside and when he did, Szymanski would just hold on push down on him. Once the Polish superstar had established distance, he continued to pick him apart whebever he rushed in. By round three, Willis was sporting two mouses under his eyes from the continuous attack.

When the dust finally settled, all three judges saw every round in favor of Patryk Szymanski by scores of 40-36 across the board.

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In the opening bout of the evening, Irvington New Jersey super middleweight John Watson (2-0) scored an impressive fourth round technical knockout of New Yorks Lee Holloman (1-3-1) . The official time of the stoppage was 2:01 of the fourth round.

There were several boxing notables in the audience including former world champion Buddy McGirt. The entertainment industry was also represented ad recording star Driicky Graho and Moni Nayo were in attendance.

The national anthem was done eloquently by Interscope recording artist Asakn.

Renee Aikens put together a nice tribute to the fallen Cyclists with help from the Musu Ryders Motorcycle Club.

A raffle was also held to give money to the Susan G. Komen For the cure.

Look for Renee Aiken’s All Out Promotions to comeback with a huge event right back at Essex County College with a title fight in early December featuring slick Michael Anderson.

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