Popular Michael “Slick” Anderson will now face dynamite-fisted George “El Terrible” Sosa in the eight round main event of All Out Promotions and Edmond’s Promotions’ “Fighting for Attendance” in an eight round bout this Saturday evening at Weequahic High School in Newark, NJ.
Tickets from $35 are available by going to http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8886354325?ref=ebtnebtckt
Hailing from Reading, PA, Sosa’s 12-4 with all of his wins coming by knockout. In his four defeats, Sosa faced quality fighters in world rated Emmanuel Taylor, who won a debatable majority decision, and unbeaten Wilkins Santiago, Sammy Vasquez and Javonte Starks.
One of the biggest ticket sellers in the Garden State, Anderson has an excellent 12-2-1 professional ledger with 10 of his victories coming by way of knockout. The Newark based southpaw is looking to get back on track after dropping a decision against unbeaten late replacement Emmanuel Lartey in January.
“Outside of the fact that he’s a big puncher, I don’t know much about him to be honest,” stated Anderson. “I expect hell come to fight because I’m coming to fight and I want to put on a great show for my loyal fans.”
In order to accommodate Sosa, Anderson agreed to meet him at a catchweight of 152 lbs.
In addition to training for his bout and dealing with multiple opponents turning the fight down, Anderson’s spearheaded the “Fighting for Attendance” initiative by speaking to students at Weequahic and Newark Vocational High School about the importance of staying in school. He also donated tickets that will be given to the top students from both schools on behalf of All Out and Edmond’s Promotions.
“It’s a good thing for me to be able to speak to the kids and that they’re listening to the importance of being in school and not bullying,” said Anderson. “I hope the message synchs in and they continue to do it. Donating tickets means we didn’t give up on them and we want them to succeed. I’m from Newark and these kids are always in our heart. This was the effort of all out and Edmond’s labeling it fighting for attendance for the kids.”
Rising heavyweight Tyyab Beale will meet Jon Bolden in the six round co-featured bout. The two previously fought in June 201, with Beale winning an action-packed split decision. Beale, who hails from Newark, hasn’t in 3 ½ years and is 8-3-1 with 3 knockouts. Confident that he’ll come out the victor on the 23rd, the hard-hitting New York City resident is 6-6 and has five knockouts.
In undercard action, middleweight Eddie Edmond of Newark meets Paterson native Michael Mitchell in a battle for Garden State bragging rights. Unbeaten Bloomfield police officer Godson Noel risks his 2-0 record against debuting Philadelphian Anthony Slade in four round middleweight bout, while debuting Newark cruiserweight Iban Akbar Richardson challenges experienced Eric George of Niagara Falls, NY. Exciting lightweight Allan Phelan of New York City by way of Ireland challenges New Jersey’s Dwayne Holman Jr and Newark’s Shakir Dunn, 1-1 (1 KO), faces an opponent to be named.
In addition to an excellent evening of boxing, All Out Promotions and Edmonds Promotions will have a 50/50 with the proceeds going to the family of Dwayne “Dutch” Vanderveer, a friend of Anderson’s who tragically passed away in a motorcycle accident on August 31 at age 33. There will also be a special tribute for him.
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.