Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort Brings Boxing Back to the Catskills

The RW Epicenter Will Feature the Catskills Clash, with Matches to Include Dylan “The Real Deal” Moran, “Action” Anthony Laureano, & Richie “Popeye the Sailor Man” Rivera.

MONTICELLO, N.Y. (June 12, 2019) – Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort, New York’s newest and closest integrated casino resort to Manhattan, announced today that, in collaboration with Star Boxing, is bringing boxing back to the region with the Catskills Clash. The card, which includes three undefeated names fighting for titles in the American Boxing Organization, will take place on Friday, June 28 in the RW Epicenter. These up-and-coming boxers join the ranks of many boxing legends who got their start in the Catskills.



Dylan “The Real Deal” Moran – Irish Welterweight Sensation

Born in Waterford, Ireland, the 24-year-old has successfully won bouts in the UK, Ireland and Mexico, with plans to lay roots in the United States. Moran earned his nickname by rising through the ranks in Irish amateur boxing, winning 6-county titles as well as, 6 provisional and national titles. As a true combative, Moran also earned 7 national titles, 1 European Title, and 3 World Titles as a kickboxer.

“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.

Richie “Popeye the Sailor Man” Rivera – Undefeated Power Puncher

Undefeated Cruiserweight 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.

Considering the region’s undeniable tie to entertainment,countless boxing greats, including Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali, spent decades visiting Sullivan County to train for upcoming championship fights and faced-off against the best, making the recent addition of the Catskills Clash to the RW Epicenter line-up a natural fit.

“Boxing champions made a name for themselves in the Catskills years ago, and we look forward to bringing that same excitement back to the area”, said Kevin Kline, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of Resorts World Catskills.  “We have established Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort and the RW Epicenter as a premier destination for live entertainment in the region, and we look forward to adding sporting events, including boxing, to our list of offerings”.

In addition to the casino resort’s luxury hospitality, distinctive dining and Las Vegas style gaming, the Epicenter has already hosted the best in entertainment with the likes of legendary comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin James and Sebastian Maniscalco and musicians Clint Black, Paul Anka and Brett Michaels. With a strong line-up of local and nationally recognized acts, Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort is helping to restore the Catskills as a premier getaway and true destination.

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Star Boxing presents: Catskills Clash, an ABO America’s Championship Triple Header at Resort Worlds Catskills on June 28th.

On June 28th Star Boxing brings boxing back to the Catskills at Resorts World Catskills for an ABO America’s Championship Triple Header. The thrilling night of fights will include three undefeated rising stars, looking to claim their stake as ABO Champion.

Undefeated, “Action” Anthony Laureano (10-0 3KO’s) of East Hartford, Connecticut will bring his come forward, all action style to Resorts World in search of his 11th consecutive win, in an effort to take home the ABO America’s Super Lightweight Title. Every time the 2018 Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame Fighter of the Year steps in the ring, it’s guaranteed to bring the crowd to their feet.

Undefeated Irish sensation, Dylan “The Real Deal” Moran (10-0 5KO’s), will be making his United States debut as a large contingent of Irish fans will be watching the #2 rated Irish welterweight take his chance at the ABO America’s Welterweight Title. Moran, a 6 time Irish National champion, has been creating extreme buzz in Irish boxing, and is ready to preform under the bright lights of Resorts Word Catskills on June 28th.

Undefeated power punching cruiserweight, Richie “Popeye The Sailor Man” Rivera (11-0 10KO’s) will be vying for the ABO America’s Cruiserweight Title in his first bout under the Star Boxing banner. Always bringing excitement whenever he fights, Rivera tends to finish the night before the distance, so he sure to get to Resorts World Catskills early, to not miss this Hartford, Connecticut product, put on a show for boxing fans.

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 commercial casino resort includes an 18-story hotel, casino and entertainment complex 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 and private gaming salons. 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 the Resorts World Catskills’ casino complex 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.  A Rees Jones redesigned golf course is currently under construction.

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.

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