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.”
The back to back impressive wins for Taylor likely earned him an opportunity to fight in a title eliminator.
For Star Boxing this was the fourth straight big win in 2013, which took place in front of a huge crowd and was nationally televised.
On JANAURY 25 in front of a sold out crowd at The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island, undefeated and world ranked junior middleweight Demetrius Andrade won a ten round unanimous decision over Freddy Hernandez which was broadcast on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME®.
Delvin Rodriguez stopped George Tahdooahnippah on ESPN Friday Night Fights in front of a massive crowd at the Mohegan Sun on FEBRUARY 15 and then Chris Algieri defeated Jose Peralta on FEBRUARY 23 in a bout broadcast on NBC Sports Network in front of the sixth straight Star Boxing sellout at The Paramount.
“We’re off to a tremendous start in 2013, our fighters are winning huge bouts in front of big crowds on national television and we look forward to keeping the streak intact throughout the year” continued DeGuardia.