Taylor decisions Mayfield on FNF
- Updated: July 19, 2014
In the main event of ESPN Friday Night Fights, Emanuel Taylor (18-2, 12 KOs) scored a 10-round unanimous decision over Karim Mayfield (18-2-1, 11 KOs) at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, N.Y.
Taylor was the busier fighter, landing combinations and keeping Mayfield off-balance. Mayfield did his best to stay in the fight, which was reflected on the scorecards, and a knockdown in round 8 closed the gap. However, Taylor’s output was enough for the judges to award him the fight with scores of 97-92, 95-94and 95-94.
Earlier in the evening, Cletus Seldin (13-0, 10 KOs) remained unbeaten after his bout with Bayan Jargal (17-5-3, 10 KOs) ended in a no-contest. An accidental headbutt over the right eye of Jargal caused the stoppage of the fight after the third round.