Xander Zayas Obliterates Demarcus Layton In First Round Devastation

Xander Zayas continues professional domination with 1st round knockout of Demarcus Layton

Xander Zayas bows in the ring
Xander Zayas | Credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Xander Zayas continues professional domination with first round knockout of Demarcus Layton

In his latest at bat, boxing anomaly Xander Zayas (8-0, 6 KO’s) continued laying waste to his professional opposition. This time the 18 -ear-old Puerto Rican bruiser stopped Demarcus Layton (8-2-1, 5 KO’s) in the very first round. Zayas first made national headlines when he was signed by Top Rank promotions while still attending high school at the tender age of 16. While he may have been too young to vote or drink, the beatings that he is doling out certainly are built for men!

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Obviously Zayas and his handlers are seeking to keep him very busy as he was just in the ring two months ago. On that occasion, his opponent, James Martin, became only the second person to extend him to the distance in his short, budding career. Outside the ring, Zayas has had the valuable experience of sparring with notable talents such as Gervonta Davis, Adrien Broner, Robert Easter Jr and Daniel Jacobs, among others. Clearly this brand of tutelage is paying dividends and his in-ring performances have remained sharp and brutal.


Once in the ring with Layton, he assumed the role of ring-bull and immediately pressed the action. With very little effort, he pushed his foe to the corner and badly hurt him with a clean left hook. The Puerto Rican brought his wounded foe’s hands down with a punishing left hook to the rib cage. Then a hair-second later, Zayas dumped him on the canvas with a left hook that was identical to the one that hurt Layton initially. To his credit, Layton made it to his feet but he was in no condition to compete. Shortly after, the bout was quickly waved off. The sky continues to be the limit for this budding young talent.

By: Bakari Simpson

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