A media conference was held Wednesday to discuss this week’s ESPN2 Friday Night Fights event at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. The main event will pit jr welterweight Victor Cayo (31-3, 22 KOs) against Emmanuel Taylor (16-1, 11 KOs), but the co-featured ten-round heavyweight clash between unbeaten Magomed Abdusalamov (16-0, 16 KOs) against Puerto Rican Olympian Victor Bisbal (21-1, 15 KOs) figures to steal the show.
Victor Cayo: This is a great opportunity and I will give everything I have for the people of the Dominican Republic and all the Dominicans coming out to see me fight. I am inviting every Dominican to come watch my fight live and help cheer me onto victory.
Emmanuel Taylor: This is my first main event and I am coming with all the confidence in the world. I’m here to show all of you what a world-class boxer can do.
Magomed Abdusalamov: (In much-improved English) Thank you to ESPN, my promoter and all my training team for this opportunity.
Victor Bisbal: Thank you for this opportunity. I am here to make the most of it. Mago is ready and so am I and I want all my Puerto Rican people to come out and support me.