Leon Margules, promoter of the April 29 ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” broadcast from the luxurious outdoor deck of The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas says he is extremely happy that Lamont Peterson has stepped in to face Victor Cayo in the main event.
#3-rated super lightweight Cayo (26-1-1, 18 KOs) was originally scheduled to fight IBF #5 Tim Coleman, but in a surprise move, #4-ranked Peterson (24-1-1, 14 KOs) exercised his right to replace Coleman as the highest ranked available contender.
Peterson and Cayo will meet in a 12-round elimination bout for the #1 world ranking and the right to face IBF king Zab Judah.
“Lamont Peterson wants to be champion and he proved it today,” stated Margules. “He’s taking this tough fight on relatively short notice and it’s the fans who will win. Tim Coleman will still be on the card fighting a different opponent, so this show will now feature the IBF’s #3, #4 and #5 rated super lightweight contenders. Any of these three against each other would be a terrific fight and this fantastic night of world-class boxing at the most beautiful location on the entire Las Vegas strip just got that much better with the addition of Lamont Peterson.”
Peterson was last seen in December fighting to an HBO-televised draw with top contender Victor Oritz. Cayo’s most recent appearance was a first-round knockout over Javier Gomez on October 29.
Scheduled for the undercard are undefeated Cuban super featherweight Rances Barthelemy (11-0, 9 KO’s), and Texas lightweight Hylon Williams Jr., (13-0, 3 KOs) in separate bouts.
The Cosmopolitan proudly presents another uniquely glamorous evening of world-class professional boxing; and this time, overlooking the heart of The Strip on the open-air multilevel deck of the city’s most fabulous luxury pool, The Boulevard Pool. Tickets are on sale now and are priced at $50, $150 and $250 for the VIP experience, which includes a private section with comfortable seating and complimentary cocktails. Special Cabana packages also are available. Tickets are available for purchase at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or by calling 877-551-7776 or 702-698-6880.
About The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a unique luxury resort offering a decidedly different perspective, situated in the heart of The Strip. The resort’s uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized, residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. The Cosmopolitan’s luxurious resort amenities include a 100,000-square-foot casino; Sahra Spa & Hammam; three unique pool experiences at The Pool District; Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan, a multi-level integrated nightclub; and 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space. An eclectic lineup of new-to-market retailers include AllSaints Spitalfields, Beckley, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, Droog, Molly Brown’s Swimwear, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 6|2 Cosmetics and STITCHED. Signature restaurants include Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Comme Ça by Los Angeles Chef David Myers; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group.