Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Carlos Takam vs. Craig Lewis Set For September 14 in New York

Heavyweight world title challenger, CARLOS TAKAM (36-5-1, 28 KO) has been added to the September 14 "Catskills Clash II" at Resorts World Catskills in Monticello, New York. 

Takam will headline a card with featured bouts by New England's top undefeated prospects, "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).
 
Takam's global fan base last saw the strong heavyweight in December of 2018, when he defeated German prospect, SENAD GASHI (then 17-1 17KO's) at the 02 Arena in the UK.  Takam was scheduled to fight undisputed cruiserweight champion, OLEKSANDR USYK (16-0 12KO's) this past May but Usyk pulled out of that fight with an injury.  The Usyk fight was not rescheduled so Takam will forge his own path back to heavyweight supremacy, starting at Resorts World Catskills on September 14.
 
Now under a new trainer, DWIGHT YARDE, and promoter, JOE DEGUARDIA,  Takam is poised to make a run at a heavyweight world title.  With a team by his side that is dedicated to giving him the right opportunities to be successful, the Cameroon born, French citizen has his sights set on being a fully prepared and dangerous version of himself, that the world has yet to see fully. 

takam-gashi-fight (8)
 
In the "Catskills Clash II" main event, Carlos Takam will take on, 6'5" Detroit native, CRAIG LEWIS (14-3-1 8KO's).  A sparring partner of WBC Heavyweight World champion, DEONTAY WILDER, Lewis is no stranger to working with the elite of the heavyweight division. Lewis is highly regarded veteran coming off a majority decision and close fights with two top prospects with combined record of 37-0 with 23 KO's.  Lewis has never been stopped in his career.
 
Takam had this to say about the opportunity to fight in the United States for the first time, "For my return on September 14 at Resorts World Catskills, ... I'm really excited.  USA is new for me.  I have to create my fan base there.  Only good job and humility can do this.  And I can tell you, I'm ready to satisfy USA boxing fans as I did in Africa, in Europe and elsewhere before.  No doubt, I am ready to do the Job."
 
Trainer, DWIGHT YARDE, had this to say about the next step in Carlos' career, "The fans can expect a new and rejuvenated Carlos Takam, in the best shape of his life and more determined and focused on his boxing.  With regards to coming to America, this will enable Carlos to fight on an even playing field on his quest to become a heavyweight champion, while showcasing his skills to the American audience."
 
Star Boxing Promoter, JOE DEGUARDIA, said this about Carlos' return on September 14, "Carlos is ready to fight, anywhere, anytime.  With the team we have assembled around him, and the opportunity to bring him to the United States for the first time, I know the American fans will be thrilled to see elite level heavyweight action at Resorts World Catskills."  DeGuardia continued, "we are excited and plan on bringing Carlos the biggest and best opportunities on the path to a world heavyweight championship opportunity."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Duckweather on 09-11-2019

Oh dear, he's been duped by his promoter. Hope his contract is not very long.

Comment by bigjavi973 on 09-11-2019

WATCH LIVE ON FITE.TV: FITE, the world leader in the digital distribution of combat sports will stream the event live on the [url]www.FITE.TV[/url] website, FITE mobile apps for iOS, Android, and the FITE channels of Amazon Fire, Android, Apple TV,…

Comment by 1mb11 on 09-04-2019

So he could have fought Usyk or this guy on a non televised card?

Comment by Roberto Vasquez on 09-04-2019

Uysk still ducking Takam...

Comment by DuckAdonis on 09-04-2019

Why tf didn't Takam fight Usyk?

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (13)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Santa Cruz: Put Pressure On Loma, He Don't Know What To Do Smith, Ryder Make Weight For Super Middleweight Title Fight Deontay Wilder: Fury is Not Known in US; He Looks Like Clown Callum Smith Breaks Down Canelo's KO Win Over Kovalev BoxingScene's Television Pick of The Week - November 22 Salita Backs Thomas Ward as One Of The Best in World at 122 Wilder: I Want To Remove All Doubt in Ortiz Rematch Martinez-Rosales Officially Added To Jacobs-Chavez Card Lennox Lewis: Ortiz Easily Concussed; Wilder Can't Go Right-Hand Crazy Leonard Ellerbe Talks Davis-Gamboa, Wilder-Ortiz, More Malik Scott of Helping Wilder Prepare For Ortiz Clash Euro News: Anthony Yigit, Dominic Boesel, Igor Mikhalkin, More Wilder-Ortiz 2: Oddsmakers Place Wilder As Healthy Favorite To Repeat Mayweather Announces: I'm Coming Out of Retirement in 2020! Luis Nery: Rodriguez Was Afraid Of Inoue; I'll Knock Him Out Early Team Shields Responds To Habazin: This Is Not How We Do Business Flores: Leo Santa Cruz In For Tough Night If Looking Past Me Habazin: Claressa Looking For A Way Out Of The Fight A Third Time Joshua: After I Beat Ruiz - Bow To My Feet and Tell Me I'm Great! Figueroa-Ceja, Luis Nery, Barthelemy-Ramirez - Presser Chris Algieri Eyes Title: I Know I Still Have Big Fights Left in Me Sparrow Hospitalized, Pulled from Cancio-Alvarado II DAZN Show Jose Ramirez vs. Viktor Postol Finalized - February 1, China, ESPN News: Angel and Chavez Barrientes, Jacob Bonas, More WBC Prez: Spence's medical report is clear, no interim-title needed Lipinets-Abdukakhorov Title Fight In Discussion For Feb. 22 Kuzmin Injured; Zhilei Zhang Needs New Foe For 11/30 Anthony Joshua Slimmed Down, Grinds For Ruiz Fight Callum Smith, John Ryder - Face To Face at Final Presser Dubois Backing Wilder To Blast Out Joshua, Ortiz and Ruiz Figueroa: I Like For Title To Be Earned, Hate Having Anything Given To Me Ellerbe Predicts Ruiz Wins Again: He Has Joshua's Number Wilder: I Didn't Get Mayweather's Support as Next Big Black Star Joshua: I Have One Loss - I Won't Become a P*ssy Overnight! Callum Smith: Pressure is On Hearn To Deliver Biggest Fight Possible News: Ohara Davies, Lewis Benson, Alex Dilmaghani, More Callum Smith's Coach on Options: Canelo, Beterbiev, Golovkin Wilder: I Have To Be Perfect for 2 Seconds - Then Bam, Goodnight! WBC Prez Talks Errol Spence, Wilder vs. Ortiz Wilder's Trainer Breaks Down Luis Ortiz Rematch
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement