Michael “Slick” Anderson embraces family and pain. For Anderson, a family has your back when things get rough, and pain represents where he is from (Newark, NJ), his DNA, and entertainment. “Knockdowns and knockouts are what makes fans hit the rewind button and give fans the ultimate entertainment. On February 8th, the fans at the Dorton Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina will be entertained, and I will give them a reason to hit the rewind button.”…Michael Anderson.
Anderson 17-2-1 (12 KO’s) fell in love with the sport of boxing after he received a black eye sparring in the gym. “Back in the day, my uncle bought me some cheap Everlast boxing gloves. They were like pillows. So, me and my cousin would go at it in the hallways. Years later, A late friend of mine talked about how hard it was training. I had a karate background and told my friends because what I went through in karate, boxing would be easy. I went to the gym and sparred. I had a tough time with a guy, but it gave me the drive to keep coming back. Dude gave me a black eye. I have been going to the gym ever since,” said Anderson.
Anderson has had a stellar professional career. After making friends with former World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley on social media, Mosley brought Anderson to the world famous Big Bear Lake to train. Anderson was so impressive, he was given the opportunity to make his pro debut on the undercard of Sugar Shane Mosley vs. Miguel Cotto. The Mosley Cotto fight took place in 2006 at Madison Square Garden in New York and is one of the biggest fights in boxing’s rich history. Anderson won his pro debut in front of 16,000 fans and carried an unbeaten streak through his first twelve fights. Anderson built a false sense of invincibility and tried to battle through injuries and distractions. The feeling led to his first and second professional losses. Anderson did battle back to run off four straight wins and a UBF All America Welterweight title, but his body, physically and mentally, needed a break. Anderson took some time off to heal and returned to the ring in December of 2018 winning his first fight in three years. “I had a little ring rust, but I was so excited to get in there and battle,” said Anderson.
On February 8, 2019, Anderson will be fighting for the second time in three years. He will be challenged by Richard “Tiger Lee” Hall. While Hall is a journeyman fighter with a not so stellar record, Anderson refuses to take him lightly. “I will be honest. I know my opponent is five foot eight inches tall and I saw a forty-second clip of him fighting. I will not take him lightly or any other man that puts on the gloves and willing to get into the ring. Like my trainer tells me all the time. A guy might have a bum record, but what if on the night he faces you he decides that is the night he is going to be a world champion and not a bum? So, I have to take him seriously, and I can tell you this, he (Tiger Lee Hall) is going to go through something on February 8th,” said Anderson.
Anderson expects a large turnout in Raleigh, North Carolina from his New Jersey-based fans, his motorcycle club, and all of his supporters, who have relocated to the Carolinas. Anderson, who is shooting a documentary and publishing a book, wants fans to know they will not be bored on February 8th. He is coming to earn an impressive win, and entertain the crowd. Quite frankly, as Anderson sums up everything, “I’m bringing the North and that is a whole lot of pain. I’m going to win and it will be impressive. Knockouts entertain and sell. I’m going to entertain and I’m gonna force fans to hit the rewind button.”…Michael “Slick” Anderson.
They say there is no place like home, and Maurice Winslow III is ready to find out when he returns to his birthplace of Raleigh, North Carolina to fight and earn his second professional win Friday, February 8th on the One Empreus signature boxing series card titled “I Am Empreus” at the J.S. Dorton Arena located on the NC State Fairgrounds.
Winslow 1-0 (1 KO) made a successful pro debut in September of 2018. Winslow forced his veteran opponent of seven fights to quit on his stool in the second round of a scheduled four found fight. Winslow started with a bang and is now ready to give his fans, friends, and family plenty to cheer about in his homecoming fight.
Winslow, who was raised in a family of boxers, began boxing at the early age of five. After fighting in over one hundred amateur bouts, winning four Golden Gloves and a national championship, Winslow is focused and confident he will become a champion. “When I come into the ring, I am focused on strategically taking my opponent out. I am ready to destroy. Outside the ring, I am totally different. I am focused and confident, but I am a humble gentleman who is extremely respectful.”…Maurice Winslow III.
Winslow is a fighter by choice and is living a dream he chose. He does not feel any extra pressure fighting in front of his family for the first time February 8 at the J.S. Dorton Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. For Winslow, as he will confidently tell anyone listening, “I am ready to put on a show for the hometown, and the “I Am Empreus” gives me an opportunity to fight on a card. I’m grateful to be a part of this, because this gives me another chance to leave my mark on the world, the sport of boxing, and this gives me a chance to feed my family.”
Winslow looks forward to showing off his great skills to the North Carolina fans. “Fans should come out to Dorton Arena and see a great show from the next great champion. I guarantee they will enjoy what I have to offer!”….Maurice Winslow III
Tickets to Raleigh, North Carolina’s biggest night of boxing are on sale now. The “I Am Empreus” Professional Boxing Invitational will take place Friday, February 8, 2019, at the J.S. Dorton Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. The star-studded, action-packed professional boxing event will be headlined by North Carolina’s most dynamic fighter, undefeated prospect “The Boy Wonder” – “150%” Michael Williams Jr.; with a special appearance by all-time great and former world champion Roy Jones Jr. and special guest DJ Kid Capri. The card, which will feature an ABO Regional title bout and many more exciting fighters to be named later, is presented by One Empreus.
Tickets are on sale now and ticket packages range from VIP to General Admission. There’s something for all boxing enthusiasts. Tickets are available online at www.onempreus.com, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, The J.S. Dorton Arena box office, and/or by calling (844) 663-3677.
About The February 8, 2019, “I Am Empreus Professional Boxing Invitational ”
The “I AM EMPREUS” Professional Boxing Invitational is One Empreus’ signature professional boxing series designed to elevate, promote and market local, regional and national professional boxers. Audiences are treated to an exciting evening of boxing and entertainment featuring competitive title fights.
The “I AM EMPREUS” February 8th engagement will surely be the most electric night of boxing ever to grace the Carolinas. The show will feature the 2018 North Carolina Boxing Prospect of the year Michael Williams Jr, the 2017 North Carolina Boxing Prospect of the year and undefeated Jr. Middleweight Joseph Jackson Jr, Blake Mansfield, and Marko Bailey. The card will feature an ABO Regional title bout with many more exciting fighters yet to be named.
Tickets are on sale now. Ticket packages range from VIP to General Admission. There’s something for all boxing enthusiasts. Tickets are available online at www.onempreus.com, via email at email@example.com, The J.S. Dorton Arena box office, and/or by calling (844) 663-3677.