Three Beltway Boxers will be on a card on Friday, March 8 at Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.
We've already talked about the main event -- a 10-round junior welterweight contest between Emmanuel "Tranzforma" Taylor of Edgewood, MD (16-1, 11 KO's) and Victor "Mermelada" Cayo of the Dominican Republic (31-3, 22 KO's). That bout will be the main event on ESPN2 and it will mark the third consecutive week that at least one Beltway Boxer will be seen on national television. (If you count Thomas Williams and Daniel Attah appearing on Showtime Extreme, Taylor will be the sixth local boxer to appear on national TV in the last three weeks, joining Lamont Peterson. Tony Thompson and Gary Russell, Jr.
Two other local boxers have been added to the card. Berlin, MD middleweight "The Berlin Bomber" Joshua Snyder will battle undefeated Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna of Millville, NJ in a six-round contest. Snyder (9-8-1, three KO's) will try to stop a two-bout losing streak that includes a fifth-round stoppage loss to Demetrius Hopkins on November 17 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. LaManna (10-0, six KO's) is coming off a fourth-round TKO victory over Erick Hernandez Perez on November 10 in Millville, NJ. Snyder will be the most experienced pro boxer LaManna has faced.
DC junior middleweight Ivan "King Shango" Ziglar will face another undefeated boxer in Samuel Rogers of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands in a six-round bout. Ziglar (7-2-1, four KO's, one NC) is coming off a no-contest against Lawrence Jones on October 27 in Fairfax, VA. Jones suffered a cut during the second round because of an accidental headbutt. Rogers (12-0, seven KO's) has knocked out his last four opponents. Rogers is a nephew of former three-time world champion Julian "The Hawk" Jackson, who will also have his two sons -- Julius and John Jackson -- fighting on this card.