District native Lamont Peterson remains a viable threat at junior welterweight after dismantling Victor Cayo at the the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. Peterson systematically broke down the awkward Dominican before forcing him to take a knee and succumb with only seconds left in the 12th and final round.
Peterson’s win was the highlight of an excellent bill that saw light heavyweight Yordanis Depaigne secure a controversial win after Edison Miranda was disqualified for repeated low blows in the 5th round. Referee Vic Drakulich was premature with his initial point deduction after a superb acting job by the Cuban. The shot that ended the fight was similarly low but probably not cause for such rash action.