Jermain Taylor boxer

Jermain Taylor boxer
bouts
38
won
33
lost
4
draw
1
Status
inactive
Division
middleweight
Debut
2001-01-27
Height
5′ 11″/180cm
Reach
74½″/189cm
Age
-
Born
1978-08-11
Death
-
Nationality
USA

Taylor made his professional debut in 2001 and won his first 25 bouts, which included victories over former champions Raúl Márquez and William Joppy. Taylor, who began boxing officially at age 13, earned numerous accolades throughout his amateur career, starting with his achievement of the 1996 Under-19 Championship. He went on to win a pair of Police Athletic League (PAL) Championships and National Golden Gloves titles and he finished second and third at the 1997 and 1998 United States Championships, respectively. In 1998, Taylor won a bronze medal at the Goodwill Games. Then, in 2000, he earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic boxing team, becoming the first ever boxer from Arkansas to compete in the Olympic Games. At the 2000 Olympics, Taylor won a bronze medal in the light middleweight division.During his reign as unified middleweight champion, Taylor won an immediate rematch against Hopkins and defeated Kassim Ouma and Cory Spinks, as well as fighting Winky Wright to a draw. Having vacated the WBC and IBF titles, he lost the remainder of the unified and lineal middleweight championship to Kelly Pavlik in 2007, in what was his first professional defeat. A move up to super middleweight for a rematch against Pavlik the following year was also unsuccessful. In 2009, Taylor challenged Carl Froch for the WBC super middleweight title, but was stopped with seconds remaining in the final round. At the end of the year he participated in the Super Six World Boxing Classic tournament, but was again knocked out in the closing seconds of the final round by Arthur Abraham.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
2014-10-08 Sam Soliman WWWWW Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi WIN
Unanimous decision
2013-12-14 Juan Carlos Candelo WWWWLL Alamodome, San Antonio WIN
Technical knockout
2012-10-12 Raul Munoz LLWWLL Ameristar Casino, Saint Charles WIN
KO
2012-04-20 Caleb Truax WDWWWW Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi WIN
Unanimous decision
2011-12-30 Jessie Nicklow DLWDWW Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon WIN
Technical knockout
2009-10-17 Arthur Abraham WWWWWW O2 World Arena, Kreuzberg LOST
KO
2009-04-25 Carl Froch WWWWWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket LOST
Technical knockout
2008-11-15 Jeff Lacy WWLWWW Vanderbilt University Memorial Gymnasium, Nashville WIN
Unanimous decision
2008-02-16 Kelly Pavlik WWWWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas LOST
Unanimous decision
2007-09-29 Kelly Pavlik WWWWWW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City LOST
Technical knockout
2007-05-19 Cory Spinks WWWLWW FedEx Forum, Memphis WIN
Split-decision
2006-12-09 Kassim Ouma WLWWWW Alltel Arena, North Little Rock WIN
Unanimous decision
2006-06-17 Ronald Wright WWWWWW FedEx Forum, Memphis DRAW
Points
2005-12-03 Bernard Hopkins WWWWWL Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
2005-07-16 Bernard Hopkins WWWWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas WIN
Split-decision
2005-02-19 Daniel Edouard WWWDDW Staples Center, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
2004-12-04 William Joppy WWLWWL Barton Coliseum, Little Rock WIN
Unanimous decision
2004-06-19 Raul Marquez WWWWW Home Depot Center, Carson WIN
Corner retirement
2004-03-27 Alex Bunema WDWWWW Alltel Arena, Little Rock WIN
Technical knockout
2004-01-09 Alex Rios WWDWWL Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville WIN
Technical knockout
2003-11-08 Rogelio Martinez LWWWLW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
2003-08-08 Alfredo Cuevas WWWDLW Alltel Arena, Little Rock WIN
Unanimous decision
2003-05-17 Nicolas Cervera WWWWLW Petersen Center, Pittsburgh WIN
Technical knockout
2003-03-31 Marcos Primera WLWWLW Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock WIN
Technical knockout
2003-01-30 Lionel Ortiz WDWLLL American Airlines Arena, Miami WIN
Technical knockout
2002-12-20 Keith Sims WWWLLL Creek Nation Gaming Center, Tulsa WIN
Technical knockout
2002-11-09 Johnny Rivera WWLWLD Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester WIN
Technical knockout
2002-08-17 Sam Hill WWLDWW Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
2002-06-15 Grady Brewer WLWWLW Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami WIN
Unanimous decision
2002-04-27 Joe Garcia WWWDWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
2002-03-15 Ron Carnell WLWLLL Creek Nation Tulsa Bingo, Tulsa WIN
Technical knockout
2001-11-23 Undra White WLLWW Roseland Ballroom, New York WIN
Technical knockout
2001-11-02 Dave Hamilton WWLWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
Technical knockout
2001-08-11 Efrain Garcia WWWLWW Alltel Arena, Little Rock WIN
Technical knockout
2001-06-23 Marvin Smith LLWWLW MGM Grand, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
2001-05-08 Antonio Baker WL I.C. Light Amphitheater, Pittsburgh WIN
Unanimous decision
2001-04-07 Kenny Stubbs LWWWLL MGM Grand, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
2001-01-27 Chris Walsh WWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout