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Meldrick Taylor boxer

Meldrick Taylor image
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 7½″/171cm
Reach 66″/168cm
Debut 1984-11-15
Born 1966-10-19
Nationality USA
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
bouts
47
won
38
lost
8
draw
1
bouts
47
won
38
lost
8
draw
1
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 7½″/171cm
Reach 66″/168cm
Debut 1984-11-15
Born 1966-10-19
Nationality USA
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Taylor, one of many boxing champions hailing from the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, learned his craft in the gyms of his hometown and posted a 99-4 record as an amateur fighter. In 1984, Taylor earned a spot on the 1984 U.S. Olympic team at the age of 17, and claimed the gold medal in the featherweight division. Following his victory, he joined the professional ranks.In the American Olympic trials Taylor lost to Andrew Minsker, who then went on to win the trials. However, Taylor beat Minsker twice back to back to earn the spot in the Olympic box-offs.

Taylor, one of many boxing champions hailing from the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, learned his craft in the gyms of his hometown and posted a 99-4 record as an amateur fighter. In 1984, Taylor earned a spot on the 1984 U.S. Olympic team at the age of 17, and claimed the gold medal in the featherweight division. Following his victory, he joined the professional ranks.In the American Olympic trials Taylor lost to Andrew Minsker, who then went on to win the trials. However, Taylor beat Minsker twice back to back to earn the spot in the Olympic box-offs.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
July 20, 2002 Wayne Martell WWWWWW Shooting Star Casino, Mahnomen LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 31, 2002 Dillon Carew WLLLDL Boutwell Auditorium, Birmingham WIN
Split-decision
Sept. 10, 1999 Manuel De Leon LLWLWD SE Livestock Pavilion, Ocala WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 26, 1999 Tim Scott LLLLLL Roxy Theater, Atlanta WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 26, 1999 Quirino Garcia WWWWWW Gimnasio Municipal "Jose Neri Santos", Ciudad Juarez LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 28, 1998 Hasan Al WWWWWW Aarhus Stadionhal, Aarhus LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 6, 1998 Rafael Salas LLWLLW Aurora WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 26, 1996 Darren Maciunski WWWWLL Blue Horizon, Philadelphia LOSS
Split-decision
Oct. 10, 1996 Tommy Small LLLWWL Washington Hilton & Towers, Washington WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 16, 1996 Kenneth Kidd LLLLLL Jaffa Mosque Arena, Altoona WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 17, 1994 Julio Cesar Chavez WDWWLW MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Super Lightweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
May 7, 1994 Chad Broussard WWWWLW MGM Grand, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Jan. 29, 1994 Craig Houk WWWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas WIN
KO
May 8, 1993 Henry Hughes LLWLLL Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 31, 1992 Crisanto Espana WWWWWW Earls Court Exhibition Hall, Kensington World Boxing Association World Welterweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
May 9, 1992 Terry Norris WWWWWW Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 18, 1992 Glenwood Brown WWWWWL Pennsylvania Hall, Philadelphia World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 13, 1991 Ernie Chavez WWWWLW Arco Arena, Sacramento WIN
Technical knockout
June 1, 1991 Luis Garcia WWWWWW Radisson Resort, Palm Springs World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
Split-decision
Jan. 19, 1991 Aaron Davis WWWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 11, 1990 Primo Ramos WWWWDW Caesars Tahoe, Outdoor Arena, Stateline WIN
Unanimous decision
March 17, 1990 Julio Cesar Chavez WWWWWW Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 27, 1990 Ramon Flores WLLWLW Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 20, 1989 Jaime Balboa WWLWLW Pennsylvania Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 11, 1989 Courtney Hooper WWWWWW Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City International Boxing Federation World Super Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 21, 1989 John Wesley Meekins WWWWWW Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City International Boxing Federation World Super Lightweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Sept. 3, 1988 James McGirt WWWWWW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City International Boxing Federation World Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 12, 1988 Martin Quiroz LLLWLW Odeum, Villa Park WIN
Unanimous decision
April 9, 1988 Ivan Gonzalez WLWWWW Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 4, 1987 Richard Fowler LLLDLL Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi WIN
KO
July 11, 1987 Irleis Perez WWWLWW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
April 19, 1987 Primo Ramos WWWWWW Pointe Resort, Phoenix WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 6, 1987 Roque Montoya LWWWLW Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 11, 1986 Danny Vargas LWWWLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 16, 1986 Howard Davis Jr WWLWWL Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City DRAW
Points
May 11, 1986 Harold Brazier WWWWWW Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi WIN
Unanimous decision
April 3, 1986 Jose Rivera LWLLLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 2, 1986 Robin Blake WWWWWL Civic Center, Lake Charles WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 21, 1985 Victor Acosta LLWWLD Pavilion Convention Center, Virginia Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 16, 1985 Carlos Santana WWLLLL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
KO
July 20, 1985 Roberto Medina WDWLWW Scope Arena, Norfolk WIN
Unanimous decision
June 29, 1985 Hugo Carrizo LWLLLL Bellaria WIN
Technical knockout
May 17, 1985 Nery Reyes WLLWW Caesars Tahoe, Cascade Showroom, Stateline WIN
KO
April 6, 1985 Elias Martinez LWLLWW Coliseum, San Angelo WIN
Technical knockout
March 13, 1985 Darrell Curtis WWWWLD Scope Arena, Norfolk WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 20, 1985 Dwight Pratchett LLWLWL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 15, 1984 Luke Lecce WWWWLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout