EMMANUEL TAYLOR LOOKING FOR SECOND BIG WIN OF 2013
Press Release: Just six weeks after knocking out Raymond Serrano, 22-year-old Emmanuel "The Tranzforma" Taylor will return to battle this Friday night, March 8th against Victor Cayo at Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The ten-round junior welterweight clash is the main event this week on ESPN2's Friday Night Fights.
On January 25th in front of a sold-out crowd at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, Taylor (16-1-0 with 11 KOs) stopped once-beaten Raymond Serrano during the sixth stanza in a bout broadcast nationally on ShoBox: The New Generation.
Now tapering down his training in anticipation of this week's bout, 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 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 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.)