Taylor Looks To Remain Undefeated This Friday Against Cayo


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.

The Taylor/Cayo scheduled ten round junior welterweight clash is the main event this week on ESPN Friday Night Fights.

On JANUARY 25 in front of a sold out crowd at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, Taylor, 16-1-0 (11KO’s) stopped once beaten and highly regarded Philadelphia based prospect Raymond Serrano during the sixth stanza in a bout broadcast nationally on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME®.

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Tapering down his training in anticipation of this week’s main event, Taylor discussed the Serrano stoppage in their scheduled ten rounder and the upcoming battle against Cayo.


“It was actually easier than I thought it would be, I was thinking a late stoppage. But after the third round I knew I had him, I was hurting him with everything that I threw” said the Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland resident.


“It was a great way to show the boxing world what I was capable of and I’m looking forward to this Friday night against Victor Cayo” continued Taylor who is promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing® and guided by the team of David Price and Doc Nowicki.


“The support I’ve had in the Baltimore area has always been very strong throughout my pro and amateur career and the recognition from the Serrano fight has been great.”


Speaking about Cayo bout, Serrano stated, “I’m very familiar with him, Lamont Peterson, who’s like a mentor to me beat him in 2011. I’ve had very good sparring for the fight with Kermit Cintron, James Stevenson and Demetrius Hopkins, I’m ready.”

“Doesn’t matter where the ring is, Long Island, Atlantic City, I’m going to take care of business.”


“Emmanuel is a very talented prospect who looked outstanding against Serrano,” said DeGuardia. “This is a another step up but I’m confident he’s prepared for this opportunity and is going to give another nationally televised audience a terrific performance.”

Taylor’s amateur record was a stellar 186-26 highlighted with five titles at the National Junior Golden Gloves Championships.

Taylor vs. Cayo will be televised live on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights (10 PM Eastern on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, online through WatchESPN.com, and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app.)

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