Star Boxing's "Catskills Clash II"
Sept. 14 Bouts Announced
Star Boxing is pleased to announce the exciting fight card
that includes undefeated, rising New England stars, super
lightweight, "ACTION" ANTHONY LAUREANO (E. Hartford, CT 11-0
4KO's) and light heavyweight RICHIE "POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN"
RIVERA (Hartford, CT 12-0 10KO's), as well as the undercard
for "Catskills Clash II" at Resorts World Catskills on
Anthony Laureano returns to Resorts World Catskills, putting
his ABO America's Super Lightweight belt on the line, in his
first title defense against, BRIAN "SWEET" JONES in a
scheduled 8-round super lightweight bout. Laureano recently
defeated, Dieumerci Nzau, in a thrilling bout on by sixth
round TKO to win the ABO title. Jones is coming off of a
massive win, where he knocked out undefeated prospect JULIAN
SOSA (then 13-0-1) in Sosa's hometown of Brooklyn, at the
Barclays Center, on the undercard of the Kownacki-Arreola
card. Jones (Clarksville, TX 15-10 9KO's) has experience
against some of the top guys in the division including Ivan
Redkach, Thomas Dulorme and various undefeated prospects.
Fans can expect to be on their feet throughout, as any time
Laureano steps into the ring, it is all action.
Rivera, who won the ABO America's Cruiserweight Title at
Resorts World Catskills in June, at Resorts World Catskills,
will also be in a tough battle when he takes on ISRAEL "BUMAYE"
DUFFUS (Los Angeles, CA 19-5 16KO's) in an 8-round bout.
Duffus, a 6 foot, Panamanian, and current WBC FECARBOX Light
Heavyweight champion, Duffus, is 8-1 in his last 9 bouts,
most recently losing a tough decision for the NABA Light
Heavyweight title. Both Rivera and Duffus are known for
their power, with a combined 84% KO ratio in their combined
wins and bombs away are planned for September 14th. The bout
will be fought at the catchweight of 180 lbs.
The undercard will feature ABO America's Welterweight
Champion, DENNIS "BILLABONG" OKOTH (Silver Springs, MD,
4-2-1 2KO's) against BOUBACAR SYLLA (Cincinnati, OH 10-0
7KO's) as Okoth finds himself in yet another bout against an
undefeated, rising prospect. In his previous two bouts,
Okoth has found success in dominating fashion, stopping then
undefeated Irish star, Dylan "Real Deal" Moran at the
Catskills Clash inaugural event. One month later, Okoth
defeated highly touted welterweight prospect Ronnie "Teflon
Ron" Austion, at Star Boxing's "Rockin' Fights" at The
Paramount. Sylla returns for the second time in 2019, after
defeating the always tough Marquise Hawthorne, earlier this
summer at Turning Stone Resort Casino and is hoping to
prevent Okoth from pulling off the 'Trifecta'. This bout has
fight of the night potential written all over it. This will
be a scheduled 6 round welterweight bout.
On the undercard local fan favorite BRYANT "HITMAN" COSTELLO
(Liberty, NY) is scheduled for a 4-round super welterweight
bout against JEFFREY GONZALEZ (Bronx, NY).