Boxing News of Thursday, 24 January 2013
Source: Darko Boxing & Fitness Gym
EMANUEL LARTEI LARTEY UPSETS HOMETOWN FAVORITE MICHAEL "SLICK" ANDERSON TO WIN THE USCB REGIONAL WELTERWEIGHT TITLE:
Ghana's welterweight Emanuel "Ice Cold" Lartei Lartey, now living in The Co-Op City section of the Bronx, New York, may have scored the biggest win of his career thus far by a unanimous decision over Newark's Michael "Slick"Anderson in front of Anderson's hometown fans this past Saturday night, January 19, 2013. Lartei Lartey, throwing punches from all angles and in bunches, overwhelmed the three judges at ringside who all scored the bout in his favor, 97-92, 97-93 and 97-93. And it wasn't even that close.
From round one, Lartei Lartey, the undefeated southpaw who captained the Ghanaian National Team as an amateur, pressured Anderson with pouches to the body and to the head, never letting "Slick," as Anderson is nicknamed, get comfortable. What resulted was a lopsided victory for Lartey, now called "Ice Cold," by his Eastcoast fans and followers. His manager, Attorney Eric Okyere Darko says "Lartey is on a mission and that mission is to become the welterweight champion of the world. He's worked long and hard to get to the top and his perseverance is starting to pay off."
Lartei Lartey, now 14-0-1, 7 KO's, hopes to appear next on the Golden Boy Promotions card in March, 2013 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. After beating Anderson, Lartei Lartey says, "I'm ready for whoever Golden Boy wants to match me with."I know no promoter is going to put me in an easy fight but that's okay with me. I'm excited because my dream is starting to become a reality."