Atlantic City's Antowyan Aikens (7-0, 1 KO) stayed unbeaten late Friday with a six-round, unanimous decision over Yasin Rashid (7-4, 2 KOs), of New York, in White Plains, N.Y.

Aikens moved up to light-heavyweight for the fight after previously campaigning as a super-middleweight. He's trained by Vincent Jackson and co-managed by Pat Doran and Butch Mitchell.

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Aikens fought at the Westchester Convention Center as part of a card promoted by Vineland native Diane Lee Fischer-Cristiano.

PUNCHLINES: Boxing returns to Atlantic City on Saturday when Philadelphia promomter Russell Peltz brings another show to Bally's Atlantic City. Millville middleweight Israel Garcia (4-0, 1 KO) and Mays Landing lightweight Sidell Blocker (1-5-1) are on the undercard of a main event featuring Philadelphia super-featherweight Teon Kennedy (17-2-2, 7 KOs) against Carlos Vinan (10-9-5, 2 KOs), of Newark. Garcia is fighting Trenton's Alando Swain (5-2, 1 KO) instead of Millville's Thomas LaManna (11-0, 6 KOs, who withdrew from the bout with a hand injury.

 Vineland lightweight Edgardo Torres (2-2, 2 KOs) is fighting in Verona, N.Y. on June 7 card in Verona, N.Y. Atlantic City light-heavyweight Lavarn Harvell (12-0, 7 KOs) and welterweight Anthony Young (8-0, 4 KOs) will be in action in South Orange on June 14. Somers Point super-middleweight Isiah Seldon (7-0, 3 KOs) is scheduled to compete in Philadelphia on June 20.

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