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Anthony Laureano cracks Johnny Hernandez with a right during his victory in November, 2017.

Boxer Laureano Returns Home to “Slugfest at the Sun”

Connecticut native “Action” Anthony Laureano, 7-0 3KO’s, will return home to the Mohegan Sun and fight on the undercard of the “Slugfest at the Sun” on June 30th. Laureano is looking for his third victory at Mohegan Sun, having previously defeated Sidney Maccow and John Hernandez at the venue. Most recently, Laureano traveled to Massachusetts, where he took a tough fight against Tobias Green of Florida, earning the decision victory.

Fighting five-times in 2017, Laureano continued to tune his skills, showing a relentless will to dig deep in the late rounds of fights. He finished 2017 with two TKO wins and two decision victories. Anthony, who fights under Star Boxing of East Hartford, said about returning to Mohegan Sun, “I’m humbled and very grateful to be back in Mohegan Sun. I thank God for letting me come back in the ring once again where my favorite fighters, Mickey Ward and [Arturo] Gatti fought their war. I’m ready to give a great performance for my hometown supporters. I am ready to give the crowd what they paid for – an action packed fight.”

As one of seven children, 23-year-old Laureano was introduced to boxing by his father, a former professional wrestler. At first, he trained in a garage, but took a love to the sport and rode his bike to the gym every day after school. Anthony showed that same dedication in his school work. He was an honor student in high school and earned a scholarship from the Golden Gloves for college, earning an Associates in Criminal Justice degree from Manchester Community College.

Joe DeGuardia, CEO of Star Boxing remarked of Laureano, “I have seen Anthony grow as fighter over his past six fights and we are very pleased with his progress. His constant pressuring style is the kind that fans want to see. In front of his hometown fans on June 30th, he will prove once again why he embodies the nickname “Action.”‘

The main event on June 30th features, Joe Smith Jr., who burst onto the boxing scene in 2016 when he defeated top-rated light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara in Chicago and again later in the year, knocked out former World Champion Bernard Hopkins. Tickets start at just $30 and are available through TicketMaster. The Mohegan Sun is located in Uncasville, Connecticut.