An interesting matchup that, according to one of the participants, is two years in the making, will take place on Saturday, October 13 at Essex County College in Newark, NJ. "The Berlin Bomber" Joshua Snyder of Berlin, MD will take on "The Ghanaian Gladiator" Ossie Duran of Paterson, NJ in a six-round contest.
Snyder (9-6-1, three KO's) told BATB that this is a bout he's wanted for that two-year period. It has been almost a year since Snyder was last in the ring. Snyder won an eight-round split decision over Maxell Taylor on November 3 in Cockeysville, MD. Duran (26-10-2, 10 KO's) hasn't been in the ring since December 18 when he lost a 12-round majority decision to Avtandil Khurtsidze for the vacant WBC Silver Middleweight title in the Ukraine. Some in the area may remember Duran when he lost a 10-round majority decision to Fernando Guerrero in Salisbury, MD back in October of 2009.