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Star Boxing Signs Jr. Welterweight

Prospect Anthony Laureano!

(April 18th) Promoter Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing is pleased to announce the signing of undefeated young prospect Anthony Laureano of East Hartford, CT.  The 22 year old Laureano has a record of 3-0 2KO's and competes in the Jr. Welterweight division and is a big ticket seller in the New England region.


Anthony Laureano was an outstanding amateur fighter who won the New England Golden Gloves in 2016 and was a 2 time Western New England champion. He was also a semi-finalist in the National Golden Gloves tournament in 2016. The undefeated pro says he was greatly influenced by Micky Ward and Arturo Gatti, his 2 favorite fighters.


Consistent with Joe DeGuardia's renowned ability to find boxing prospects with unique 'outside the ring' qualities as well, Anthony Laureano fits the Star Boxing team. Laureano is a college graduate who used his boxing to gain a scholarship as a launch to a Criminal Justice education (in school, not prison).


As one of seven children, Anthony was introduced to Boxing by his father who was a professional wrestler and wanted Anthony to stay conditioned and active. He trained in a garage at first with no ring but took a love to the sport and dedicated himself to becoming a professional fighter. He rode his bike to the gym everyday after school. Anthony showed that same dedication in his school work and was an honor student throughout High School and was awarded a scholarship from the Golden Gloves for college where Anthony obtained an Associates in Criminal Justice degree from Manchester Community College.


Anthony had these thoughts about his recent signing: "I'm very excited to be signed with Star Boxing. Star Boxing will allow me to be able to go farther in my career of boxing. I have heard nothing but great things about Joe DeGuardia. This is truly a dream come true for me. As a kid, I worked hard for this moment right here. Being signed by a promotion company that produced world champions. This company will get me where I want to be, which is the top. This gives me a chance to help my family. My mother and father did what they could for me. As a kid, I wasn't brought up with much and that made me hungry and humble. Now it's time for me to help them. I have faith that this is what God wanted me to do. To come from a humble beginning and become what I dreamed as a kid. To give him all the glory for what he has done for me."


Manager Nate Torres had this to say "Super excited to join the Star Boxing Family. Their reputation and track record speak for itself. They can take a boxer from their Pro Debut to the World Title from A to Z! That's what we want for Anthony, the Best, he deserves no less!! Team Laureano just got stronger with STAR Boxing! #teamlaureano #starboxing."


Anthony was an outstanding amateur fighter winning the New England Golden Gloves in 2016 as well as being a 2 time Western New England champion. He was a semi-finalist in the National Golden Gloves tournament in 2016. Anthony was greatly influenced by Micky Ward and Arturo Gatti, his 2 favorite fighters.

Promoter Joe DeGuardia had this to say about his latest signing "I'm very happy to have Anthony join the Star Boxing family. He is an outstanding young man who has great skills and character. Our fans will fall in love with Anthony because of his non-stop action style, and I expect Anthony to become a huge draw in the New England area."


Anthony is managed by Nate Torres of Toe2Tow LLC and trained by former fighter Angel Gonzalez, and will be making his Star Boxing debut May 11th at The Mohegan Sun.


Tickets are $145.00, $95.00 & $45.00 and $30.00 and are on sale now at the Mohegan Sun Box Office and through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to or call Ticketmaster's national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.



Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won "Casino of The Year" at the Country Music Awards in 2008 and 2010, and in 2013, was voted "Arena of The Year" at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for "Casino of the Year."  Mohegan Sun also won "Casino of the Year" in 2 categories at the 2013 and 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week's schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.



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. of 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.  

Star Boxing’s “Slugfest at the Sun”

(March 5th) Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing® returns to The Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, May 11th with another action packed lineup of professional boxing.


Headlining the card will be perennial contender and local favorite Delvin Rodriguez (28-8-4, 16KO's) Danbury, CT taking on spoiler Courtney Pennington (10-4-1 5KO's) Brooklyn, NY in a 10 round Jr. Middleweight match up. Pennington earned the right to fight Rodriguez by securing two huge back to back upset victories over highly regarded favorites.


Rodriguez is no stranger to Mohegan Sun having fought there as recently as last July (23rd) when he battled Shawn Cameron over the 10 round distance and came away with the unanimous decision in a thrilling fight.  Delvin has fought many elite fighters in his career including Miguel Cotto, Erislandy Lara, and Austin Trout and is hoping for one more shot at glory.  This will be Delvin's 8th appearance at the Mohegan Sun Arena.


Courtney Pennington is coming off 2 impressive upset victories, both on the road, knocking out Boyd Melson (15-2, 1KO's) and winning a clear-cut decision victory over Khiary Gray Pitts (14-2, 11KO's) in his last fight on Feb. 4th of this year.  Pennington is an all action fighter and he knows a win over Delvin Rodriguez will have a huge impact on his career.


Promoter Joe DeGuardia had this to say about the main event "Once again Delvin steps into the ring at the Mohegan Sun against a very dangerous opponent who is coming off 2 huge upset wins and looks to make Delvin the 3rd.  This will be a terrific fight as was Delvin's last fight here against Shawn Cameron.  I look forward to this fight and seeng who comes out on top come May 11th".


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