Breaking News – Jermain Taylor pulls out of Super Six, Green-Bika winner to replace him
By Peter Wells: In recent breaking news former World Boxing Council/WBO middleweight champion of the world Jermain Taylor has dropped out of the Super Middleweights Super Six tourney after the 1st stage of the tourney. Jermain Taylor told reporters that he was going to give his body time to heal and will be back very soon.
This was a wise decision by Taylor after two hard last round knockouts in a row and with his promoter Lou DiBella leaving his side.
Taylor was badly knocked out in his last fight against Arthur Abraham, after a promising start Taylor once again deteriorated and was knocked out by a big right hand. Taylor suffered concussion and slight memory loss and had a brain scan at the hospital. The talks of Taylor dropping out started then and after it all died down it looked like Taylor would give it another go, but has finally come to his senses and bowed out of the tournament. Lou DiBella was not only his promoter but a good friend and didn’t want to be responsible if anything happened to Taylor in the ring, so decided to leave him. Whether he’ll come back once Taylor gets back in the ring is yet to be known, but I would think he would.
Taylor was scheduled to fight unbeaten Andre Ward who had just beaten Mikkel Kessler last November, and then he would fight Kessler later this year. The replacement will be decided on February 6th in a fight between Sakio Bika and another American hotshot Allan Green. Allan is the favourite and will be very grateful to get his shot. I don’t know the full details on what will happen, because Green will probably need two wins that’s if he starts on 0 points. Green is a decent puncher and is 6ft 2in and will be a threat to his opponents. This means I’ll have to do my prediction for Wards fight again, firstly I’ll have to look up a bit about Green though.
So Jermain’s out and Green and Bika will fight it out for there place in the tourney, so that makes the already explosive looking fight even more explosive and with plenty more up for grabs.