UNDEFEATED FIGHTERS ALBERT BELL AND JARED ANDERSON HANDLE MAIN- AND CO-MAIN EVENT DUTIES AT HOME IN TOLEDO, OHIO FRIDAY, MARCH 13 AT THE SEAGATE CONVENTION CENTRE FOR PULSE BOXING
Undefeated Super Featherweight “Prince” Albert Bell returns to the ring this Friday evening at the SeaGate Convention Centre in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio in the main event of Pulse Boxing’s “A Night of Championship Boxing” card.
Last June Bell (16-0, 5 KOs) upset then undefeated Andy Vences (22-1-1, 12 KOs) in Las Vegas, Nevada to claim his first title – the WBC Continental Americas Super Featherweight championship. Four months later in October, the 27-year old Ohioan soundly defeated veteran Frank De Alba (23-5-2, 9 KOs) by unanimous decision. Both of those fights took place in Nevada, and Bell seemed like an ideal candidate for a bout on February’s Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury card at the MGM’s Grand Garden Arena.
Unfortunately, Bell’s rise to the No. 15 spot on the WBC’s Super Featherweight rankings didn’t result in a third consecutive appearance on one of ESPN’s platforms – linear or the ESPN+ app. Instead, Bell returns as the main event in a familiar setting, but does so with some hardware around his waist. He’ll also be joined by promising Heavyweight sensation Jared “Big Baby” Anderson, with the 6-foot 4-inch 20-year old looking for his fourth win in the co-main event.
BoxRec currently doesn’t list Bell’s fight among the lineup for Friday, but he informed this writer he’s scheduled to face Isaias Santos (21-15, 21 KOs). The 34-year old Brazilian has fought above the Super Featherweight 130-pound weight limit previously, and has been in the ring with several familiar names including current WBA (regular) Featherweight champion Can Xu in a 2016 decision loss.
Anderson (3-0, 3 KOs) currently isn’t listed on BoxRec as a participant Friday, and his opponent is To-Be-Determined. Hopefully the kid gets the chance to stay active following his first round TKO of Andrew Satterfield in Verona, New York at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in January. He recently received the highest of praise by promoter and CEO of Top Rank Bob Arum for playing an integral role in readying Tyson Fury for his stunning TKO7 performance that handed former WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder his first loss.
An unsung hero of @Tyson_Fury’s victory Saturday night is 19-year-old Heavyweight Jared Anderson, who was Fury’s main sparring partner and helped him get ready for the fight against Wilder.
— Bob Arum (@BobArum) February 24, 2020
Pulse Boxing recently shared an update on its Instagram account regarding the lineup of fighters it expects to feature Friday night. In addition to Bell and Anderson, local boxing fans can check out Ohio-based talents such as Super Middleweight Antwan Jones (5-0, 2 KOs), southpaw Middleweight Adrian Wilson (5-1, 3 KOs) and Lightweight Hakeem Watkins (6-3, 6 KOs). Pulse’s IG post indicates other fights are pending Ohio Athletic Commission approval, but the aforementioned three fighters all appear on BoxRec currently.
More information or updates on the fight card may be shared here, if possible. Otherwise, check out the promoter’s Instagram account for ticket information and other details.
Photos by Mikey Williams/Top Rank