Michael Rosenthal

Casamayor seeking Top 10 opponent

Joel Casamayor isn’t quite finished yet.

The 39-year-old former two-division titleholder defeated Manuel Leyva by a split decision Friday in Las Vegas.

He hopes that will lead to one or two more big fights before he has no choice but to walk away. He says he’ll fight any Top 10 lightweight or junior welterweight.

Casamayor (38-5-1, 22 knockouts) has lost to Juan Manuel Marquez and Robert Guerrero in his last four fights.

“I know I can compete at the top level,” Casamayor said. “I just beat Leyva ,who had only been beaten once in eighteen fights.  My only losses in the past five years are to Juan Manuel Marquez and Robert Guerrero, who many consider to be the best in the lightweight division.  My track record shows that I’ll fight anyone, anytime so I want to let everyone know that I’m not going anywhere.

“My goal is to keep winning and eventually get another title shot at lightweight or jr. welterweight.”

Casmayor win a gold medal in the 1992 Olympics for Cuba.

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