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Taylor ready for another step up

Jr. welterweight Emmanuel “The Tranzforma” Taylor (16-1, 11 KOs) will return to battle this Friday against world ranked veteran Victor Cayo at Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City just six weeks after a dominant sixth round knockout over the once beaten and highly regarded prospect Raymond Serrano. “It was actually easier than I thought it would be,” said Taylor of the stoppage of Serrano. “I was thinking a late stoppage but after the third round I knew I had him because I was hurting him with everything that I threw!”

“I’m very familiar with him (Cayo),” continued Taylor who is promoted by Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing. “Lamont Peterson, who’s like a mentor to me, beat him in 2011. I’m ready for him! I’ve had very good sparring for the fight with Kermit Cintron, James Stevenson and Demetrius Hopkins.”

In addition to his outstanding professional record, Taylor also had an exceptional amateur career with a record of 186-26 that was highlighted with five titles at the National Junior Golden Gloves Championships.

“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 that he is going to give the fans at the fight and the Friday Night Fights audience a terrific performance.”

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