New York, September 12, 2019
Fighters, media and fans alike gathered for the official press-conference ahead of Star Boxing’s “Catskills Clash II” at Resorts World Catskills, in Monticello, NY, taking place Saturday night, September 14. The card features #8 world rated heavyweight title contender, CARLOS TAKAM (36-5-1 28KO’s) against the granite chin and will of Detroit’s, CRAIG LEWIS (14-3-1 7KO’s).
CEO of Star Boxing, JOE DEGUARDIA, kicked off the presser, “We are going to be bringing another great night of action to Resorts World Catskills. We are going to be putting on a fight in the main event between two big heavyweight fighters, Carlos Takam and Craig Lewis.” DeGuardia continued, “we have a great card, with some returning faces who put on a fantastic show here at Resorts World Catskills in June, that really had an electric atmosphere.”
Special Event Manager of Resorts World Catskills, MATT GROGAN, had this to say about the excitement surrounding Saturday’s fights, “The last time we saw several of these guys fight, they put on a tremendous show, and we are expecting these to be even better. Thank you to everyone for joining us today. I want to thank Joe and Star Boxing for Saturday, and I look forward to future fights.”
Next, the fighters took to the podium to speak on their upcoming bouts.
“I want to thank Joe DeGuardia and Star Boxing for the opportunity Saturday. I am ready for the fight Saturday, I came here to win, so let’s go, lets box. I hope you come Saturday to watch this heavyweight fight.”
“I took this fight on short notice, and the thing is, I have to stay ready. You never know when you get the opportunity to fight a top fighter. I am here to showcase my skills. I appreciate the promotion, I appreciate everyone here, and I am ready to show you my skills Saturday night.”
“ACTION” ANTHONY LAUREANO
“I used to work in a factory job, and it sucked. God put me there to see how it was and to respect those people. Right now, I am blessed. I am loving this environment; I am loving this casino and I am blessed to have my team. I am ready to bring the action.”
RICHIE “POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN” RIVERA
“I enjoy the whole boxing experience, training, fighting, staying discipline. There is a glow in me that people see, and I hope we can bring it further than boxing. I hope people can admire the hard work. I am ready to display my craft on Saturday. “
“Thank you for the opportunity. I am very happy to be here. I hope you have a good night, a good show. See you Saturday.”
“I want to thank Joe DeGuardia and Split-T-Management, for this opportunity. I am ready for this fight, keeping the mission the same. I feel good, I belong here and you all will get to see more of me in the near future.”
“I am blessed to be here; I am from the neighborhood. It was a funny story on how I made it here, I met Joe DeGuardia here in June, and I told him I was ready to fight and put on for my hometown fans, and now here I am.”
“CATSKILLS CLASH II” is set to go, Saturday night, LIVE from Resorts World Catskills. Tickets are available by visiting ticketmaster.com HERE, and can also be purchased via walk-up, at the box office outside of the Resorts World Epicenter.
OFFICIAL BOUT SHEET:
CATSKILLS CLASH II – September 14: Promo
“CATSKILLS CLASH II” is promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, on a thrilling night of fights from Resorts World Catskills, featuring elite heavyweight action in the main event as heavyweight title contender CARLOS TAKAM (France, 36-5-1 28KO’s) takes on heavy-handed heavyweight, CRAIG LEWIS (Detroit, MI 14-3-1 8KO’s). Also featured is New England, top undefeated prospects, “ACTION” ANTHONY LAUREANO (E. Hartford, CT 11-0 4KO’s), defending his ABO America’s Super Lightweight title against BRIAN “SWEET” JONES (Clarksville, TX 15-10 9KO’s), who is coming off a massive upset KO over undefeated prospect Julian Sosa. Co-featured is RICHIE “POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN” RIVERA (Hartford, CT 12-0 10KO’s) who returns to the Catskill’s against ISRAEL “BUMAYE” DUFFUS (19-5 16KO’s), in a fight between two hard punching bangers. On the undercard, undefeated welterweight, BOUBACAR SYLLA (Cincinnati, OH 10-0 7KO’s) will take on the tough Mount Vernon, NY, product, JERMAINE CORLEY (3-6 1KO). Finally hometown fan favorite, BRYANT COSTELLO, will be fighting in a 4-round bout.
WATCH LIVE ON FITE.TV:
FITE, the world leader in the digital distribution of combat sports will stream the event live on the www.FITE.TV website, FITE mobile apps for iOS, Android, and the FITE channels of Amazon Fire, Android, Apple TV, and Roku on a PPV basis. The FITE PPV will stream all “Catskills Clash II,” bouts and be available for just $14.99. Check availability in your area by going to the FITE.tv website.
Tickets for Star Boxing’s “Catskills Clash II” are available now via ticketmaster.com. Tickets start at just $35. Purchase your tickets, HERE.
ABOUT RESORTS WORLD CATSKILLS
Located in the heart of New York’s Catskill region, Resorts World Catskills Casino Resortoffers guests unmatched experiences in excitement, entertainment, and luxury. The integrated casino resort includes an 18-story all-suite hotel, and a casino featuring 100,000 square feet of gaming action including 150 live Las-Vegas style table games, 1,600 state-of-the art slot machines, a poker room, private gaming salons and a 100 seat sportsbook lounge. The casino resort also offers more than 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences, which includes an Italian steakhouse created by celebrity chef Scott Conant, and year-round live entertainment at the 2,500-seat RW Epicenter, casino bars and lounges. The luxurious hotel located within Resorts World Catskills is comprised of 332 suites, the Crystal Life Spa, two indoor pools, and two fitness centers. The integrated casino resort also includes additional stay and play destinations on its campus, including The Alder, an adjacent 101-room lifestyle hotel featuring the first Topgolf Swing Suites in New York State, and Dos Gatos, a cantina-style Mexican eatery and the recently opened Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark, and will be expanded to include a Rees Jones redesigned golf course.
ABOUT STAR BOXING ®:
For a quarter century, Star Boxing keeps on swinging! Star Boxing has consistently delivered boxing events of the highest caliber and attracts loyal fans from all corners of the globe. From the Antonio Tarver – Roy Jones trilogy to the meteoric rise of Chris Algieri and Joe Smith Jr. through the Rockin’ Fights Paramount Series, Star Boxing continues to work with and develop world rated contenders and red-hot prospects into future world champions. Star Boxing is revered worldwide throughout the industry for its credibility, integrity, and exciting fights.
For more information on Star Boxing, visit official website: www.StarBoxing.com
Tony Palmieri, (718) 823-2000
Public Relations & Operations
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Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort
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