On May 1, Hialeah Park and Casino hosted ESPN Thursday Night Fights. Those in attendance included both current and former world champions such as Guillermo Rigondeaux, Riddick Bowe, Joel Casamayor, and Sergio Martinez.
NON TELEVISED BOUTS
The fighter who left the biggest impression in the opening bouts was Ahmed Elbiale, fighting out of Miami, FL by way of Cairo Egypt. He faced Steven Chadwick Jr. in a light heavyweight bout scheduled for four rounds. Neither the judges nor the ring card girls would be needed in this short, brutal bout. Continue reading
Roberto Garcia 146.2 vs. Victor Cayo 150 (third attempt)
Jonathan González 162.8 vs. Rogelio Medina 165.8 (second attempt)
Yunieski Gonzalez 176.4 vs. Jaison Palomeque 179.2
James McGirt Jr. 161.6 vs. Larry Smith Jr. 157.6 Continue reading
On April 30, 2014, eighteen fighters ranging from Featherweight to Light Heavyweight took center stage at Hialeah Park and Casino to weigh in for ESPN’s Thursday Night Fights.
First to weigh in were Texan Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (34-3, 22 KOs) and his scheduled opponent, Dominican Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (32-4, 23 KOs). First, Roberto Garcia played to the crowd a bit, flexing and mugging for cameras. After taking a minute to remove all of his jewelry, he weighed in at 146.2 lbs., or 3.8 lbs. under their 150 lb. contract weight. However, things did not go as smoothly for Victor Cayo.
First, Cayo awkwardly approached the scale with his back to the audience and cameras. After being turned around twice, he weighed in a few ounces over the 150-lb. contracted weight at 150.6 lbs. . Pursuant to the rules that contemplate such a discrepancy, Cayo was given two hours to re-weigh. He left the stage and returned minutes later to re-weigh. This time, Cayo stood on the stage naked as the day he was born, but still weighed 150.2 lbs. Continue reading
Cayo to Meet García at Historic Hialeah Park Race Track on Special Thursday Edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights
The special Thursday, May 1, edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra will feature former Super Lightweight title challenger Victor Manuel “Mermelada” Cayo (32-4, 22 KOs) and Roberto “La Amenaza” García (34-3, 22 KOs) in the 10-round Welterweight main event. Continue reading
Roberto Garcia Ready to Continue Surprising Career Resurgence This Thursday
Against Victor Cayo
Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (34-3, 22 KOs) of Weslaco, Texas, says he’s as ready as he can possibly be for this Thursday’s (May 1, 2014) ESPN Thursday Night Fights-televised 10-round welterweight showdown with Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (32-4, 23 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Continue reading
ESPN will broadcast a special Thursday night edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights, appropriately billed “ESPN Thursday Night Fights,” on ESPN2 May 1, 2014 from Hialeah Park Casino in Hialeah, FL.
ABOUT THE FIGHTS
In the main event of an ESPN co-feature, Texan Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (34-3, 22 KOs) is scheduled to fight Dominican Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (32-4, 23 KOs) in a 10-round Jr. Middleweight bout. Continue reading
NEW YORK (March 9, 2013) image courtesy of ESPN
— Last night Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing® kept their winning streak in major televised fights intact as junior welterweight Emanuel “The Tranzforma” Taylor stopped former world title challenger Victor Cayo in the eighth round in the main event of ESPN Friday Night Fights.
Held at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the win for Taylor was his second big knockout in 2013, having kicked off the year with a sixth round stoppage of Raymond Serrano on JANUARY 25.
“This was a terrific performance by Emanuel. He exhibited a quiet confidence before the fight and took care of business in the ring. Even when he was dropped in the fifth, he kept his poise and scored big in the sixth,” said DeGuardia. ‘It was a very solid fight for fans watching the broadcast and bodes very well for Taylor’s future as he is a TV fighter fans will want to watch.” 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
A media conference was held today to discuss this Friday, March 8 Friday Night Fights event at Resorts Casino Hotel and televised live on ESPN Friday Night Fights.
Promoted by Sampson Boxing, the main event will pit the Dominican Republic’s smooth-boxing Victor Cayo (31-3 22 KOs) against undefeated and upset-minded Emmanuel Taylor (16-1 11 KOs).
In the co-featured 10-round heavyweight bout, Russian powerhouse Magomed Abdusalamov (16-0, 16 KOs) will face Puerto Rican Olympian Victor Bisbal (21-1, 15 KOs).
Headlining the undercard will be two members of the Virgin Islands-based “Hawk Flock”, the son and nephew of former world champion Julian “The Hawk” Jackson, both of which are up-and-coming contender in the respective divisions. Continue reading
NEW YORK (March 4, 2013) Just six weeks after a dominant knockout performance in his nationally televised debut, 22-year-old top prospect Emmanuel “The Tranzforma” Taylor will return to battle this Friday night, MARCH 8 against world ranked veteran Victor Cayo at Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Continue reading