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Cayo vs. Taylor

Taylor defeats Cayo; Abdusalamov stops Bisbal

taylor454By Bill Phanco: Light welterweight contender Victor Cayo (31-4, 22 KO’s) suffered a disappointing 8th round stoppage loss to Emmanuel Taylor (17-1, 12 KO’s) tonight at the Resorts Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Cayo seemingly had the fight in the bag until getting put down with a series of solid right hands from the 22-year-old Taylor in the 8th. Taylor then hammered the hurt Cayo with several more shots after he got back up to his feet, and the fight was then halted by referee Benjy Esteves Jr. at 1:11 of the round.

Cayo fought reasonably well until getting hurt late in the 7th round, and then finished off in the 8th. Cayo knocked Taylor down in the 5th round with a sweeping right hook to the head. Cayo was effective when fighting out of the southpaw stance, but he only rarely used this stance despite the success he had in the fight when he was using it. Continue reading

Star Boxing’s Emanuel Taylor heads back to the bright lights faces Victor Cayo tonight on ESPN Friday Night Fights

NEW YORK (March 8, 2013) Coming off a sensational, nationally televised debut on JANUARY 25, hot junior welterweight prospect Emanuel “The Tranzforma” Taylor makes his second start of 2013 challenging former world title challenger and world ranked Dominican Victor Cayo in the main event of ESPN Friday Night Fights tonight from Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Continue reading

Weights: Cayo vs. Taylor, Abdusalamov vs. Bisbal

516Scott Burrel 138 vs. Edgardo Torres 136

Thomas LaManna 157 vs. Joshua Snyder 160

Samuel Rogers 153 vs. Ivan Ziglar 154.5

John Jackson 154 vs. Francisco Alexis Pena 153

Magomed Abdusalamov 226 vs. Víctor Bisbal 245
(WBC USA-NBC Heavyweight Championship)

Víctor Cayo 142.5 vs. Emmanuel Taylor 142

Promoted By: Sampson Boxing Promotions

Venue: Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City

Television: ESPN Friday Night Fights
Tickets: Start at $40 and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets

The Resorts Casino Hotel is located at 1133 Boardwalk in Atlantic City. On fight night, doors open at 6:00 pm and the first bout is at 7:00.

Cayo Knows What’s at Stake Against Taylor

514Dominican super lightweight Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (31-3, 22 KOs) knows the dire consequences on his boxing career another loss will have and is training like his future as a top contender depends on it.

Cayo is in the final stretch of his preparations to meet once-beaten Emmanuel “The Tranzforma” Taylor (16-1, 11 KOs) on Friday, March 8, 2013, in the 10-round main event of promoter Sampson Lewkowicz’s “Friday Night Fights” boxing in the Superstar Theater at the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Continue reading

Victor Cayo vs. Emmanuel Taylor on March 8th in Atlantic City, New Jersey

On Friday, March 8, 2013, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz and Sampson Boxing will proudly present “Friday Night Fights” in the Superstar Theater at the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, an evening of world-class professional boxing that will also be televised on the popular professional boxing series ESPN’s Friday Night Fights (10 PM Eastern on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, online through, and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app.) Continue reading