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Catskills Clash II

Catskills Clash II


Resorts World Catskills is excited to host the Catskills Clash II in conjunction with Star Boxing. The card includes the three exciting up and coming names in the American Boxing Organization:

Carlos Takam
Takam’s global fan base last saw the strong heavyweight in December of 2018, when he defeated German prospect, Senad Gashi (then 17-1 17KO’s) at the 02 Arena in the UK. Takam was scheduled to fight undisputed cruiserweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk (16-0 12KO’s) this past May but Usyk pulled out of that fight with an injury. The Usyk fight was not rescheduled so Takam will forge his own path back to heavyweight supremacy, starting at Resorts World Catskills on September 14. Now under a new trainer, Dwight Yarde, and promoter, Joe Deguardia, Takam is poised to make a run at a heavyweight world title. With a team by his side that is dedicated to giving him the right opportunities to be successful, the Cameroon born, French citizen has his sights set on being a fully prepared and dangerous version of himself, that the world has yet to see fully.

“Action” Anthony Laureano – Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame Fighter of the Year
Making his professional debut in September 2016, the East Hartford, CT native has not looked back. In November of 2018, after a fantastic year, including four victories, Laureano was honored as the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame fighter of the year. Laureano is known for his come forward, all action style, hence his nickname. With a relentless work ethic and a work rate inside the ring that is second to none, Laureano is a force to be reckoned with in the super lightweight division. Anthony won the ABO America’s Super Lightweight Title in his last bout at Resorts World Catskills in June.

Richie “Popeye the Sailor Man” Rivera – Undefeated Light Heavyweight Title
Undefeated light heavyweight Richard “Popeye The Sailor Man” Rivera is arguably the most popular boxer and hardest hitter in New England. The 28-year-old has almost single handedly resurrected an otherwise dormant boxing scene of late in the Hartford market, which dates back a full century. Richie Rivera won the ABO America’s Cruiserweight Title in his last bout at Resorts World Catskills.