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Cayo Versus Peterson Bout Added to "Fight Nights" at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

July 6, 2011 By: Adam Leposa


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Due to injuries suffered in a car accident involving former lightweight champion Joel Casamayor, the lineup for the July 29 “Fight Night” at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas has changed. The Casamayor versus Jorge Teron match has been canceled, and in its place will be a 12-round IBF Super Lightweight Elimination bout between IBF #3-rated Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (20-1, 18 KOs) and the IBF #4-ranked Lamont Peterson (24-1-1, 14 KOs).

“Fight Nights at the Cosmopolitan” combines the mystique of legendary Las Vegas boxing matches with a new and socially dynamic experience. Tickets are on sale now at $250 for VIP tables, $150 for ringside seats, $100 for floor seats, $50 for grandstand seating and $20 for general admission.

Cayo and Peterson will be fighting for the #1 world ranking and the right to face the winner of the July 23 bout between current IBF king Zab Judah and WBA champion Amir Khan.

“Because of the unfortunate news that happened to Joel Casamayor, we were able to move this sensational Cayo vs. Peterson fight to The Cosmopolitan,” explained promoter Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing. “That is very, very good news for the fans in attendance and those who will be watching around the world. The July 30 Fight Night at the Cosmopolitan will be one of the best Friday Night Fights broadcasts of the year with tremendous significance on the world stage for its competitors. ”

Victor “Mermelada” Cayo is a 26-year-old native of the Dominican Republic who started boxing at the age of 11 after finding himself in several street fights. He had over 300 amateur fights and won numerous tournaments, including the Dominican Republic Military Games. He also won a silver medal in the Cupa Independencia De Boxeo.

At 27 years old, Lamont Peterson has been a professional boxer for six years. He is the older brother of lightweight contender Anthony Peterson. The two brothers have been regularly featured on ESPN and HBO boxing telecasts.

Undercard bouts will be announced shortly.

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By Adam Leposa | July 6, 2011
Injuries to Joel Casamayor prompted changes in the lineup.
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