22 Facts About Jermain Taylor

1. Jermain Taylor is an American former professional boxer who competed from 2001 to 2014.

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2. Jermain Taylor was a beacon of offense in Friday's low scoring affair.

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3. On May 20, 2016, Jermain Taylor was given a suspended sentence of 19 years to be served concurrently, amounting to a six-year suspended sentence for three cases.

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4. Jermain Taylor was remanded to the custody of the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility in Little Rock in lieu of a $27,000 bond.

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5. Jermain Taylor was out on bond for his October 4, 2014, bout versus Sam Soliman.

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6. Jermain Taylor was named "Arkansan of the Year" for 2005 by the Arkansas Times.

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7. Jermain Taylor often sports a large Razorback on the back of his boxing robe and trunks for his fights.

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8. Jermain Taylor is married to former Louisiana Tech University basketball player Erica Taylor, who was selected in the second round of the 2005 WNBA Draft by the Washington Mystics.

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9. Jermain Taylor made short work of Munoz, winning via second-round KO.

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10. Jermain Taylor competed in the preliminary round of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, a tournament by Showtime, to find out who is the best boxer in the super middleweight division.

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11. Jermain Taylor could not recoup or defend himself, desperately curling up against the ropes.

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12. On November 15, 2008, Jermain Taylor defeated Jeff Lacy by a dominant unanimous decision to earn a mandatory fight against the winner of a bout between Carl Froch and Jean Pascal for the vacant WBC Super Middleweight title, a fight that was won by Froch.

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13. Jermain Taylor allowed Ouma to back him into the ropes often as the fight came to an end.

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14. Jermain Taylor tended to move forward, while Hopkins was patient and waited for openings in Taylor's defense.

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15. Jermain Taylor made his professional boxing debut on January 27, 2001, at Madison Square Garden in New York City against Chris Walsh.

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16. Jermain Taylor returned in 2011, winning five consecutive fights and defeating Sam Soliman in 2014 to claim his second IBF middleweight title.

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17. In 2009, Jermain Taylor challenged Carl Froch for the WBC super middleweight title, but was stopped with seconds remaining in the final round.

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18. At the 2000 Olympics, Jermain Taylor won a bronze medal in the light middleweight division.

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19. In 1998, Jermain Taylor won a bronze medal at the Goodwill Games.

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20. Jermain Taylor went on to win a pair of Police Athletic League Championships and National Golden Gloves titles and he finished second and third at the 1997 and 1998 United States Championships, respectively.

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21. Jermain Taylor made his professional debut in 2001 and won his first 25 bouts, which included victories over former champions Raul Marquez and William Joppy.

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22. Jermain Taylor was born on August 11, 1978 and is an American former professional boxer who competed from 2001 to 2014.

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