Jermain Taylor battles Sam Soliman for IBF 160lb title tonight

taylor99By Scott Gilfoid: #15 IBF Jermain Taylor (32-4-1, 20 KOs) will be looking to upset the boxing odds tonight against the awkward IBF middleweight champion Sam Soliman (44-11, 18 KOs) in their title fight on ESPN2 at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.

Taylor’s career was thought to be over 5 years ago following back to back knockout losses to Carl Froch and Arthur Abraham. But after taking two years off from boxing, Taylor came back in 2011 and he’s put together a nice little 4-fight winning streak to get him ranked in the top 15 by the IBF to get tonight’s title shot.

It’s one of those miracle situations that Taylor finds himself in, and he has an excellent chance of shocking the world by making his comeback complete by upsetting the champion Soliman on ESPN2.

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Dirrell-Brinson & Taylor-Soliman this Wednesday, October 8th

dirrell445By Scott Gilfoid: #9 WBC Andre Dirrell (22-1, 15 KOs) will be fighting this Wednesday night in a 10 round fight against Nick Brinson (16-2-2, 6 KOs) on ESPN 2 from the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.

Dirrell needs a win here to keep pushing him up the ranks. But what Dirrell really needs is to get ranked high by the other sanctioning bodies, because his brother Anthony Dirrell is the current WBC super middleweight champion, and Andre clearly isn’t going to face his own brother.

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Sam Soliman vs. Jermain Taylor next Wednesday, October 8th

NEW YORK CITY (October 4, 2014) IBF Middleweight World Champion “KING” SAM SOLIMAN made the rounds before breaking training camp in New York City visiting the Engine 33 — Ladder 9 Firehouse and “The Mecca of Boxing”, Madison Square Garden.

In the afternoon Soliman headed to Engine 33 – Ladder 9 on Great Jones Street in Manhattan where he received well wishes from numerous firemen.

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Andre Dirrell possible for Taylor-Soliman card on 10/8

dirrell322By Scott Gilfoid: 8 WBC super middleweight talent Andre Dirrell (22-1, 15 KOs) is being talked about fighting on the undercard of the October 8th card headlined by IBF middleweight champion Sam Soliman vs. Jermain Taylor in Biloxi, Mississippi, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.

The card will be televised by ESPN, so boxing fans will get a chance to see Dirrell fight without needing to subscribe to one of the expensive premium cable channels.

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Taylor-Soliman on 10/8

New York, NY (9/3/14) – On Wednesday, October 8, DiBella Entertainment and Warriors Boxing, in association with Soliman Stanley Promotions, will stage an exciting night of boxing with IBF middleweight champion “King” Sam Soliman (44-11, 18KO’s) defending his crown against former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor (32-4-1, 20KO’s) in the main event. The card will take place at the beautiful Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, in Biloxi, Mississippi.

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Jermain Taylor released from jail

By Jim Dower: Former IBF/WBA/WBC/WBO middleweight champion Jermain Taylor was reportedly released from jail in Little Rock, Arkansas after posting a $25,000 bond. Taylor was arrested last night for allegedly shooting his cousin.

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Jermain Taylor arrested in shooting incident in Arkansas

taylor2343By Jim Dower: Former IBF/WBA/WBC/WBO middleweight champion Jermain Taylor was arrested on Tuesday and charged with allegedly shooting his cousin in Pulaski County in Arkansas. Taylor’s cousin is said to be in serious condition.

The shooting occurred at Taylor’s home in Pulaski County. He’s being charged with first-degree battery, as well as aggravated assault. The shooting took place at approximately 6:00 p.m.

According to Arkansas online, Taylor got into an altercation with his cousin. The name of Taylor’s cousin is unknown at this point.

Taylor was taken to the Pulaski County Jail. He’s currently being held without bail. He’ll be attending court tomorrow morning on Wednesday.

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Sam Soliman wants to avenge Hopkins against Jermain Taylor

soliman5441.jpgBy Raj Parmar: IBF middleweight champion Sam Soliman (44-11, 18 KO’s) has indicated he has added incentives for victory when he defends his title against former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor (32-4-1, 20 KO’s) later this year on October 8.

Soliman claims he is a big fan of middleweight legend and current light heavyweight champ Bernard Hopkins, whom Taylor dethroned back in 2005 to take the middleweight crown and in the process put an end to Bernard’s record of 20 straight successful title defences.

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Jermain Taylor faces Sam Soliman for IBF 160lb title on October 4th

taylor673By Dan Ambrose: 36-year-old Jermain Taylor (32-4-1, 20 KOs) will be fighting IBF middleweight champion Sam Soliman (44-11, 18 KOs) on October 4th at a still to be determined location.

It’s hard to argue in favor of Taylor getting a world title shot considering that he hasn’t faced a high level opponent since he was beaten 5 years ago by Arthur Abraham and Carl Froch by stoppage defeats. But then again we’re talking about Taylor fighting who many boxing fans see as little more than a paper champion in 40-year-old Soliman.

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Jermain Taylor vs. Sam Soliman a possibility

taylor4545By Jim Dower: Former IBF/WBA/WBC/WBO middleweight champion Jermain Taylor (32-4-1, 20 KOs) could soon be fighting for a world title against IBF middleweight champion Sam Soliman (32-4-1, 20 KOs). According to, an announcement for the Taylor-Soliman fight is coming soon.

#7 WBC, #15 IBF Taylor lost his WBC/WBO titles to Kelly Pavlik in 2007. Since then, Taylor’s career has been floundering badly with him losing to Pavlik, Arthur Abraham, and Carl Froch. Taylor has won his last four fights against weak opposition after taking 2 years off from 2009 to 2011.

It was thought that Taylor’s punch resistance would be improved with the time outside of the ring. He’s not been knocked out since his comeback, but then again he’s not faced anyone good.

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