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Jermain Taylor : biography

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Jermain Taylor (born August 11, 1978 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American professional boxer and former Undisputed Middleweight Champion. He made his professional boxing debut in 2001 and won his first 25 bouts, which included victories over former champions Raúl Márquez and William Joppy. On July 16, 2005, Taylor defeated Bernard Hopkins to win the Undisputed Middleweight Championship, claiming The Ring Middleweight Championship and all the middleweight titles from the four major boxing organizations.

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 Olympic Boxing Team, becoming the first boxer from Arkansas ever to compete in the Olympic Games. Competing at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, Taylor ended up winning the bronze medal.

During his reign as champion, Taylor won a rematch against Hopkins and defeated Kassim Ouma and Cory Spinks, as well as fighting Winky Wright to a draw.

Return

On December 30, 2011, after 11 months away from the ring, Taylor finally returned and faced Jessie Nicklow. In a fight scheduled for ten rounds, Taylor won via technical knockout in the eighth round. He then took on then-undefeated Caleb Truax (18-0-1) on April 25, 2012 in another fight scheduled for ten rounds. Taylor controlled most of the action and survived a knock-down in round nine in order to win a unanimous decision victory.

Taylor then faced boxing veteran Raul Munoz on October 12, 2012. He made short work of Muñoz, winning via second-round KO.

Professional boxing record

|- |align="center" colspan=8|31 Wins (19 knockouts, 12 decisions), 4 Losses (3 knockouts, 1 decisions), 1 Draw |- | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|Res. | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|Record | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|Opponent | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|Type | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|Round | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|Date | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|Location | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|Notes |-align=center |Win |31-4-1 |align=left| Raul Munoz |KO |2 |12/10/2012 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |30-4-1 |align=left| Caleb Truax |UD |10 |25/04/2012 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |29-4-1 |align=left| Jessie Nicklow |TKO |8 |30/12/2011 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Loss |28-4-1 |align=left| Arthur Abraham |KO |12 |17/10/2009 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Loss |28-3-1 |align=left| Carl Froch |TKO |12 |25/04/2009 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |28-2-1 |align=left| Jeff Lacy |UD |12 |15/11/2008 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Loss |27-2-1 |align=left| Kelly Pavlik |UD |12 |16/02/2008 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Loss |27-1-1 |align=left| Kelly Pavlik |TKO |7 |29/09/2007 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |27-0-1 |align=left| Cory Spinks |SD |12 |19/05/2007 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |26-0-1 |align=left| Kassim Ouma |UD |12 |09/12/2006 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |style="background:#abcdef;"|Draw |25-0-1 |align=left| Winky Wright |PTS |12 |17/06/2006 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |25–0 |align=left| Bernard Hopkins |UD |12 |03/12/2005 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |24–0 |align=left| Bernard Hopkins |SD |12 |16/07/2005 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |23–0 |align=left| Daniel Edouard |TKO |3 |19/02/2005 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |22–0 |align=left| William Joppy |UD |12 |04/12/2004 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |21–0 |align=left| Raul Marquez |TKO |9 |19/06/2004 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |20–0 |align=left| Alex Bunema |TKO |7 |27/03/2004 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |19–0 |align=left| Alex Rios |TKO |1 |09/01/2004 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |18–0 |align=left| Rogelio Martinez |TKO |7 |08/11/2003 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |17–0 |align=left| Alfredo Cuevas |UD |12 |08/08/2003 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |16–0 |align=left| Nicolas Cervera |TKO |4 |17/05/2003 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |15–0 |align=left| Marcos Primera |TKO |5 |31/03/2003 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |14–0 |align=left| Lionel Ortiz |TKO |2 |30/01/2003 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |13–0 |align=left| Keith Sims |TKO |1 |20/12/2002 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |12–0 |align=left| Johnny Rivera |TKO |4 |09/11/2002 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |11–0 |align=left| Sam Hill |UD |10 |17/08/2002 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |10–0 |align=left| Grady Brewer |UD |8 |15/06/2002 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |9–0 |align=left| Joe Garcia |TKO |6 |27/04/2002 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |8–0 |align=left| Ron Carnell |TKO |3 |15/03/2002 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |7–0 |align=left| Undra White |TKO |4 |23/11/2001 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |6–0 |align=left| Dave Hamilton |TKO |2 |02/11/2001 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |5–0 |align=left| Efrain Garcia |TKO |5 |11/08/2001 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |4–0 |align=left| Marvin Smith |UD |4 |23/06/2001 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |3–0 |align=left| Antonio Baker |UD |4 |23/06/2001 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |2–0 |align=left| Kenny Stubbs |TKO |2 |07/04/2001 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center |Win |1–0 |align=left| Chris Walsh |TKO |4 |27/01/2001 |align=left| |align=left| |-align=center

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