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Jermain Taylor
("Bad Intentions")

BORN   August 11 1978; Little Rock, Arkansas
HEIGHT 6-1
WEIGHT 158-167 3/4 lbs
TRAINERS Ozell Nelson, Pat Burns, Emanuel Steward
MANAGER Mark Vaz

Taylor is a very athletic man who is quick, strong and quite able; Early in his career, he imposed his will upon his foe without compromise; As he moved up in competition, he has become more cautious, sometimes to his disadvantage

Jermain has won the WBC Middleweight Championship of the World, the WBA Middleweight Championship of the World, the IBF Middleweight Championship of the World, the WBO Middleweight Championship of the World, the WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Championship and the NABF Middleweight Championship during his career

He has defeated such men as Bernard Hopkins, Cory Spinks, William Joppy, Raul Marquez, Kassim Ouma, Jeff Lacy, Alex Rios, Daniel Edouard, Alex Bunema, Alfredo Cuevas, Nicholas Cervera, Joe Garcia, Chris Walsh and Efrain Garcia

*** AMATEUR BOUTS ***

1998
       Yamar Resto                                                   W   
       Philip Thrasher                                               W   
       Chris Lords                                                   W   
       Anthony Hanshaw                                               W   
          -The previous 4 bouts were part of the United States 
          Amateur Light Middleweight Competition; Taylor won
          the Championship 

1999
       Santiago Rodriguez                                           WF  3
       Peter Manfredo Jr.                                           TK  2
       Anthony Hanshaw                                               L   
          -The previous 3 bouts were part of the United States 
          Amateur Light Middleweight Competition

       Jason Aaker                                                   W   
       Peter Manfredo Jr.                                            W    
       David Leal                                                    W    
       Dorian Beaupierre                                             W    
       Anthony Hanshaw                                               W    
          -The previous 5 bouts were part of the National Golden 
          Gloves Light Middleweight Competition; Taylor won the
          Championship 

       Fritz Roberts              Tampa, Fl                         TK  2
       Luis Sierra                Tampa, Fl                         TK  3
       Scott MacIntosh            Tampa, Fl                          W   
       Hely Yanes                 Tampa, Fl                          W   
          -The previous 4 bouts were part of the Olympic Games 
          Trials Light Middleweight Competition; Taylor won 

       Dmitri Usagin              Sydney, NSW, Australia            TK  1
       Scott MacIntosh            Sydney, NSW, Australia             W  3
       Adnan Catic                Sydney, NSW, Australia             W  3
       Yermakhan Ibraimov         Sydney, NSW, Australia            LT  4
          -The previous 4 bouts were part of the Olympic Games 
          Light Middleweight Competition; Taylor won the Bronze Medal


*** PROFESSIONAL BOUTS ***

2001
Jan 27 Chris Walsh                New York, NY                      TK  4
Apr  7 Kenny Stubbs               Las Vegas, Nv                     TK  2
May  8 Antonio Baker              Pittsburgh, Pa                     W  4
Jun 23 Marvin Smith               Las Vegas, Nv                      W  4
Aug 11 Efrain Garcia              Little Rock, Ar                   TK  5
Nov  2 Dave Hamilton              Mashantucket, Ct                  TK  2
Nov 23 Undra White                New York, NY                      TK  4

2002
Mar 15 Ron Carnell                Tulsa, Ok                         TK  3
Apr 27 Joe Garcia                 New York, NY                      TK  6
Jun 15 Grady Brewer               Miami, Fl                          W  8
Aug 17 Sam Hill                   Atlantic City, NJ                  W 10
Nov  9 Johnny Rivera              Chester, WV                       TK  4
Dec 20 Keith Sims                 Tulsa, Ok                         TK  1

2003
Jan 30 Lionel Ortiz               Miami, Fl                         TK  2
Mar 31 Marcos Primera             Little Rock, Ar                   TK  5
May 17 Nicolas Cervera            Pittsburgh, Pa                    TK  4
Aug  8 Alfredo Cuevas             Little Rock, Ar                    W 12
          -WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Championship
Nov  8 Rogelio Martinez           Las Vegas, Nv                     TK  7

2004
Jan  9 Alex Rios                  Uncasville, Ct                    TK  1
Mar 27 Alex Bunema                Little Rock, Ar                   TK  7
          -WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Championship
Jun 19 Raul Marquez               Carson, Ca                        TK  9
          -WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Championship
Dec  4 William Joppy              Little Rock, Ar                    W 12
          -WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Championship

2005
Feb 19 Daniel Edouard             Los Angeles, Ca                   TK  3
Jul 16 Bernard Hopkins            Las Vegas, Nv                      W 12
          -WBC Middleweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Middleweight Championship of the World;
          IBF Middleweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Middleweight Championship of the World
Dec  3 Bernard Hopkins            Las Vegas, Nv                      W 12
          -WBC Middleweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Middleweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Middleweight Championship of the World

2006
Jun 17 Ronald "Winky" Wright      Memphis, Tn                        D 12
          -WBC Middleweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Middleweight Championship of the World
Dec  9 Kassim Ouma                North Little Rock, Ar              W 12
          -WBC Middleweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Middleweight Championship of the World

2007
May 19 Cory Spinks                Memphis, Tn                        W 12
          -WBC Middleweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Middleweight Championship of the World
Sep 29 Kelly Pavlik               Atlantic City, NJ                 LT  7
          -WBC Middleweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Middleweight Championship of the World

2008
Feb 16 Kelly Pavlik               Las Vegas, Nv                      L 12
Nov 15 Jeff Lacy                  Nashville, Tn                      W 12
          -WBC Super Middleweight Championship of the World -Elimination Bout

2009
Apr 25 Carl Froch                 Mashantucket, Ct                  LT 12
          -WBC Super Middleweight Championship of the World
Oct 17 Arthur Abraham             Berlin, Germany                   LK 12

2011
Dec 30 Jessie Nicklow             Cabazon, Ca                       TK  8

2012
Apr 20 Caleb Truax                Biloxi, Ms                         W 10
Oct 12 Raul Munoz                 St. Charles, Mo                   KO  2

2013
Dec 14 Juan Carlos Candelo        San Antonio, Tx                   TK  7

2014
Oct  8 Sam Soliman                Biloxi, Ms                         W 12
          -IBF Middleweight Championship of the World

Review courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
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