Carlos Takam victorious in U.S. debut

WBO #13 heavyweight Carlos Takam (37-5-1, 28 KOs) scored a workmanlike ten round unanimous decision over Craig Lewis (14-4-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at Resorts World Catskills in Monticello, New York. Making his U.S. debut, Takam was in command all the way in a bout that never really heated up. Lewis was cut over the left eye from a head butt in round seven. Scores were 96-94, 99-91, 99-91. Takam won his second straight, while Lewis dropped his third straight.

Unbeaten super lightweight “Action” Anthony Laureano (12-0, 4 KOs) outscored Brian “Sweet” Jones (15-11, 9 KOs) over eight rounds. Scores were 78-74, 80-72, 80-72.

Unbeaten cruiserweight Richie “Popeye the Sailor Man” Rivera (13-0, 10 KOs) struggled with Israel “Bumaye” Duffus (19-6, 16 KOs), but came away with an eight round unanimous decision. Scores were 79-73, 80-72, 80-72.

Undefeated welterweight Boubacar Sylla (11-0, 7 KOs) won a six round split decision over Jermaine Corley (3-7, 1 KO). Corley is the son of former world champion Denmetrius “Chop Chop” Corley. Scores were 59-55, 59-55 Sylla, 58-56 Corley.

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