ATLANTIC CITY–Emanuel Taylor scored a terrific eight round stoppage over former world title challenger Victor Cayo in a scheduled ten round bout at Resorts Hotel and Casino
Taylor got things started in round one with a solid right while Cayo tried to work the body. Round two became a battle of the body attacks with Cayo getting the better. Late in the round Taylor landed a solid left hook and nice right on the ropes. Later in the round Taylor landed a blistering barrage of punches that sent Cayo stunned on the ropes just before the bell to signify the end of the frame. Taylor continued to batter Cayo in round three with a combination that featured hard left hooks. In round five, Cayo landed a hard left that sent Taylor to the canvas. Cayo continued to pressure and land hard shots on Taylor.
The tude turned once again in round six as Taylor rocked Cayo with a huge left hook. In round eight, Taylor landed a huge right hand that set off a hard combination that was punctuated by a hard right hand that sent Cayo down in the corner. Taylor then landed a big right that forced referee Benjy esteves to stop the bout at 1:11 of round eight.
Taylor, 142 lbs of Edgewood Arsenel, MD is now 17-1 with 12 knockouts. Cayo, 142 1/2 lbs of Santo Domingo, DR is now 31-4.
Magomed Abdusalamov kept his perfect knockout streak by halting former Puerto Rican Olympian Victor Bisbal in round five of a scheduled ten round Heavyweight bout
Bisbal came out strong as he hit Abusalamov with a series of right hands over the first two rounds.
A war broke out in round three as Abdusalamov landing some hard shots with Bisbal giving as good as he was receiving. The two continued to wage war in round four with the highlight being Abdusalamov rocking Bisbal with a hard straight left. Abdusakamov landed a huge ledt that rocked Bisbal again in round five and then dropped with a hard combination and referee Randy Neumann stopped the fight at 1:12 of round five.
Abdusalamov, 226 lbs of Russia is now 17-0 with all wins coming early. Bisbal, 245 lbs of Salina, PR is now 21-2.
Local favorite Thomas LaManna remained perfect by scoring two knockdowns en route to a six round unanimous decision over Joshua Snyder in a Middleweight bout.
Early in round one, LaManna dropped Snyder with a right hand. LaManna then got in a few shots while taking some short shots on the inside. The two traded big shots in an action filled round three. In round four, LaManna caught Snyder with a hard right that deposited the Maryland native on the canvas for a second time. Snyder began pushing the pace in round five as walked down a tired LaManna. Both guys gave a spirited final frame with LaManna getting the better of the action.
LaManna, 157 lbs of Millville, NJ won by scores of 58-54, 58-54 & 57-55 and is now 11-0. Snyder, 160 lbs of Berlin, MD is now 9-9-1.
Scott Burrell scored a six round unanimous decision over Edgardo Torres in a lightweight bout.
Burrell was sharp particularly with the overhand right which he stunned Torres numerous times. In round six, a short combination put Torres down. He recovered enough to eat a solid furry until reaching the final bell.
Burrell, 138 lbs of Brooklyn won by scores of 60-53, 60-53 & 60-54 and is now 7-1. Torres, 136 ls of Vineland, NJ is 2-2
Samuel Rogers scored six round unanimous decision over Ivan Zigler in a Jr. Middleweight bout.
Scores were 60-54, 59-55 and 58-56 for Rogers, 153 lbs of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and is now 13-0. Zigler, 154 1/2 lbs of Virginia Beach, VA is now 7-3-1.