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Friday, July 31, 2009

7/31/09 ESPN's Friday Night Fights

Victor Cayo Wins 10 Rd. Unanimous Decision Over Julio Diaz

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Round 1: Cayo has the edge in hand speed, but keeps his hands low. Diaz is pressing forward and most of the action is taking place in the center of the ring.

Round 2: After Cayo delivers his punches, he stands too straight up. Diaz lands a solid left hook. Cayo hits Diaz with a left hook. As the round is about to close, Diaz switches to a southpaw stance, but gets tagged with an overhand right from Cayo.

Round 3: Cayo lands a strong overhand right. Diaz hits Cayo with a left hook to the body.

Round 4: Diaz fires and lands a left hook to Cayo's head. Cayo is throwing his shots one at a time. Diaz tags Cayo with a flush left hook to the head. Cayo counters with an overhand right and left hook to the head. Diaz hits Cayo with an overhand right.

Round 5: Cayo lands an overhand right. Diaz is fighting on the inside. Cayo pulls back and lands an overhand right followed by a left hook to the head.

Round 6: Toe-to-toe action. Cayo is landing head shots, while Diaz is landing body shots.

Round 7: Good action in this round as well. Cayo lands an overhand right. Diaz hits Cayo with a right uppercut during an exchange.

Round 8: Cayo hits Diaz with a right uppercut. He is beating Diaz to the punch. Cayo stuns Diaz with a left hook to the head.

Round 9: Cayo is pressing forward and is landing the cleaner, harder shots.

Round 10: Cayo is showing that he has more energy left. Cayo is outworking Diaz and moving well. Cayo is landing good punches and getting out of range, so Diaz cannot connect.

Overall Summary: In a junior welterweight clash, Victor "Marmalade" Cayo (23-0, 14 KO's) improves his record by winning a convincing 10 round unanimous decision over veteran Julio Diaz (36-6, 26 KO's). The 23 year old Cayo, who hails from the Dominican Republic and has fought more than 300 amateur fights, landed more cleaner and harder punches than Diaz. Diaz made this a competitive fight, but the younger Cayo possessed the superior hand speed and quickness. Diaz's best chances came when he was throwing body shots inside, but Cayo would quickly counter back with sharp, accurate punches. It appeared that Diaz's energy level was dropping after the heated exchanges that took place in the 6th and 7th rounds. As the fight went down the stretch, the 29 year old Diaz was getting beat to the punch, mostly getting hit by Cayo's overhand right.

Victor Cayo passed the test tonight by defeating a former world champion. It will be interesting to see how much he will improve off his biggest victory in his next bout.

In other action, heavyweight contender Derric Rossy improves his record to (22-2, 12 KO's) by defeating Carl Davis Drumond (25-2, 20 KO's) by a 10 round unanimous decision. All three ringside judges scored the bout 99-91 for Rossy. Derric Rossy has now won 4 consecutive bouts.

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