With nearly 500 pounds between them, the heavyweight matchup between unbeaten Polish star Mariusz Wach and Jonathan Haggler on Saturday night at Essex County College has fireworks written all over it. The 6’7″ Wach, 31, (23-0, 11 KO) of Krakow, Poland weighed in at 249 pounds, while the 6’4″ Haggler, 38, (23-3, 18 KO) of Winston-Salem, NC checked in at 244. The ten round WBC Baltic heavyweight title match will headline “Brick City Brawl”, which is promoted by Global Boxing and Prize Fight Promotions.
In the co-featured bout, Jersey City, NJ’s lightweight favorite Danny “Little Mac” McDermott (8-2, 3 KO) stepped on the scales at a rough and ready 137, while Osnel Charles of Atlantic City, NJ (6-2) weighed 133 for the six round bout.
In a four-round super featherweight bout, Wanzell Ellison (3-0, 2 KO) of Newark, NJ and Jimmy Smalls (pro debut) of Ohio both weighed in at 130.5.
In a four-round lightweight bout, Scotty Burrell (1-0, 1 KO) of Brooklyn, NY weighed 134.5, while Antonio Parker (0-2) of Wilson, NC weighed 135.
In a four-round super middleweight bout, Rafael Jastrzebski of Atlantic City by way of Bydgoszcz, Poland weighed 166 while Randy Campbell (3-3, 2 KO) of Bowerston, Ohio weighed 165.
In a four-round junior middleweight matchup, Eddie Edmonds (1-1-1, 1 KO) of Newark, NJ weighed 154.5 while Charles White (0-1) of Wilson, NC weighed 151.
Welterweights Rashad Bogar (2-2, 1 KO) of Newark, NJ and Miguel Corcino (2-0, 2 KO) of Camden, NJ both weighed 145 for their four-round welterweight matchup.
The professional debut of six-time Polish amateur champion Kamil Laszczyk of Wroclaw, Poland was postponed when his original opponent failed to make the weight.
Tickets for this championship night of boxing are priced at $120; $70& $30 by calling 1-866-468-7619; logging onto www.ticketmaster.com or www.ticketweb.com as well as at the door.
Essex County College is located at 303 University Ave in Newark, NJ 07102.
Doors open at 7PM, first fight is at 8PM.