Box… Dumbest fuk who ever postedPosted August 15, 2014 7:49 pm
LMFAO!! Add D to the list of PEA brained SUCKERS.Posted August 15, 2014 2:12 am
you sure are a pea brained idiot boxsterdermus. and that is you below. nobody else wastes their time like youPosted August 14, 2014 11:01 pm
LOL. I bet Fight Aficionado thinks thats ME down below TOO. PEA brained SUCKER.Posted August 14, 2014 7:30 pm
Guess Soliman gets one more payday before getting clobbered by GGG. Or, he’ll follow this with another cherry picked punching bag. We’ll see.Posted August 14, 2014 7:10 pm
Jermaine Taylor is a “spent fighter” go get a job Jermaine.Posted August 14, 2014 7:01 pm
I never thought Taylor could box… His stance, jab, footwork, and defense needed a total overhaul from jumpstreet.. He never looked comfortable in a boxing ring.
I believed getting Emmanuel Steward was the right move.. Steward was the guy he needed. If anyone could teach an “undefeated World Champion” how to box, it was Steward. Taylor couldn’t find a better teacher.
But it didn’t work… Taylor never improved a lick.
Taylor is just too thick headed can could never learn a damned thing from Steward.. Some guys are just unteachable… Steward and Taylor gave up on each other — it was an exercise in total frustration.Posted August 14, 2014 6:26 pm
@boxtradumass you sux mofoPosted August 14, 2014 4:35 pm
BS fight, SS should be fighting one of the top contenders instead of skipping over them.Posted August 14, 2014 2:44 pm
Taylor has had time to heal and he always had SKILLS. Soliman thinks he chose the easy rode but the trick is on him. Taylor is a live underdog that will win by wide UD. I am the greatest fight PROPHET ever born!!!!Posted August 14, 2014 1:28 pm
As a Australian you sound the samePosted August 14, 2014 11:22 am
Swedish boxing fan – soliman has been knocked down many, many times. you shouldn’t just guess such things. do some research. oh, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been wondering this, why do you feel the need to add a fighters record to your posts? and why do you make your posts sound so structured and impersonal? I’m not nit picking, you just seem devoid of any character or personality. your like an automated robotPosted August 14, 2014 10:53 am
Jermaine Taylor is a SHOT fighter and the definition of a boxing cliché…If he keeps boxing his name is gonna change from “Jermaine Taylor” to “Meldrick Taylor” his chin is BADLY dented and when Abraham laid him out the man had a legitimate brain injury… The best thing that could happen to him is losing to Soliman in a clear yet Non Violent manner and then retiring to Arkansas and reminiscing about ekeing out debateable wins against Hopkins and Winky Wright.Posted August 14, 2014 9:42 am
Swedish Boxing Fan
This was a tough one. Hard to say what he has left in the tank.
The former Undisputed middleweight champion of the world Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor (32-4-1 KO’s 20) was once a big potential top fighter until 2007. After he fought Bernard Hopkins twice in 2005, Taylor would never again be that power fighter he was before. Hopkins almost took the best out of him.
When Taylor was the new undisputed middleweight champ, his title defences was very lacking in performance.
# A 2nd disputed decision against Hopkins,
Then Jermain Taylor went away and lost his title and lost twice to Kelly Pavlik, the 2nd fight was at super middleweight level of weight as Taylor requested the rematch at that level, and still Pavlik defeated him.
After that he only defeated super middleweight world champion Jeff Lacy of notice and the rest he got knocked-out by Carl Froch and Arthur Abraham and he was hurt badly by them. Sure Taylor was in the lead against Froch and had knocked him down in 3rd round but when Taylor went down he was badly hurt and in bad condition.
Since 2011 Jermain Taylor have only fought 4 fights and all against journeymen. Taylor was knocked-down in his fight against unknown Caleb Truax in 2012.
Taylor was an amazing athlete talent in his best days and potential to have become a good champion but now he is 36 years old and haven’t fought a top contender in 5 years and even if Taylor was a good boxer then, its hard to say that he will have a decent chance against a strong opponent like Sam Soliman (44-11-0-1 NC, KO’s 18).
Even if Soliman is 40+, he have fought active and in his 11 losses he have NEVER been knocked-out or down and he is gifted with an iron chin.
Again how Jermain Taylor can be IBF #15 is a mystery in its own and how a #15th ranked fighter can get a title shot (?) but oh well I can give him this title fight as a last chance for himself.
I wish Jermain Taylor all the best in this fight.Posted August 14, 2014 9:27 am
My two favourite moments in JT’s career:
When he said that Pavlik only got a shot against him because he was white, and Pavlick KO’d him.
When he kept saying “Carl WHO? Carl WHO?” before his fight with Froch, and Froch KO’d him.
Apart from that, nothing to write home about.Posted August 14, 2014 8:37 am
Jermain WHO?Posted August 14, 2014 8:34 am
Bill Patrice Jones
Taylor I fear for. He’s been damaged badly in too many fights. His weight drained body completely contorted on the left side when Pavlik KOed him, all the muscles on one side of his body tensed up bizarrely and he was so out of it they had to get him out of the ring before interviews. Froch hurt him badly. And When Abrham knocked him out apparently he just kept asking every 20 seconds ‘did i lose?’ ‘What round was I knocked out in?’ He repeated himself so often they took him to hospital in Germany for a concussion but he had a brain bleed. I pray he wins I liked him a lot, but I sense another knockoutPosted August 14, 2014 6:00 am
GOOD LUCK JERMAINE! THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE …(I HOPE YOU PULL IT OFF)Posted August 14, 2014 5:42 am
Bo Bo Olson
Soliman is one of the most awkward fighters I’ve ever seen. He beat Strum twice, the second time Strum was as fit as he’d ever been….but was going for a KO which was the wrong plan.
Tailor has no chance, in Strum IMO was better than Tailor.
Styles do make the fight.
Soliman needs to put a good down payment on a bar, and pay for it on the next fight. In he’s finally getting the real Champion money.
Taylor has to eat…and it’s easier to get his head handed to him than work one full time and two part time jobs in the States, which is what one has to do to eat in the States often. When 70-80 year old women have to work as cashiers to make their SS stretch, that is sad.
@guvo think Sammy will be okay matePosted August 14, 2014 3:29 am
Pit Bull:We can only hope.Go Aussie Oi OiPosted August 14, 2014 3:23 am
Taylor should be fighting Joshua Clotty. Sam is very awkward but will only beat Taylor if Taylor is a has been spent force.If Jermaine is as hungry as Clotty to get back to the top,Sam will be put to sleep fast.But will we ever see the Jermaine Taylor of 2005 when he beat B-Hop twice;again?Posted August 14, 2014 3:21 am
@Riff Raff – “Soliman clearly requested a unification fight against GGG. GGG continues to duck the other belt holders.”
Wow, you haven’t been reading much, huh?
Soliman said (publicly… google it) that he already had a fight booked this year (i.e. obviously it was this farce with Taylor he was referring to) and wouldn’t be ready to fight Golovkin until “March or April next year”. It was even reported on this very site.
Sam Soliman should fight Herrol Grahame after thisPosted August 14, 2014 2:00 am
So I guess GGG ducked Soliman. Soliman clearly requested a unification fight against GGG. GGG continues to duck the other belt holders.Posted August 13, 2014 11:40 pm
Two guys with no business fighting for a MW title, the end.Posted August 13, 2014 11:37 pm
Taylor has to THANK whoever his manager IS for getting him this Fight. He’ll get pretty decent money for the LOSS. Probably at least 100k. Not bad considering that IF he wasn’t Boxing he’d probably be working at Home Depot.Posted August 13, 2014 10:36 pm
Would like to see Taylor win but it is not like he will risk that belt against GGG anytime soon.Posted August 13, 2014 9:57 pm
Tony Sibson, next fight for the IBF.Posted August 13, 2014 9:52 pm
I don’t see this fight as “dangerous” to Taylor’s health in any great way. Soliman has never been a hard hitter and in his last Sturm fight, he spent as much time holding as he did punching, so he clearly doesn’t have the amazing stamina he once exhibited.
If Taylor has anything left, then it ought to end as a very close and arguable SD for one guy or the other.Posted August 13, 2014 9:48 pm
Sammy boy will stop the Aussie losing streak at middie weight. Go SammyPosted August 13, 2014 9:25 pm
Solimon is going to clock Taylor back into retirement.Posted August 13, 2014 8:00 pm
I have no problem with a guy fighting for a living, even if he is past his ‘sell by date’, but he should not be getting a Title shot now.
Jt was a good fighter a while back and all 4 lose came while he was winning those fights. I’m not sure if this is a good idea but the man has to feed his family.Posted August 13, 2014 7:32 pm
Michael Nunn, next fight for the IBF.Posted August 13, 2014 7:31 pm
He is # 15 with ibf. Dibilla promotes him and has some pull obviously.Posted August 13, 2014 7:28 pm
Alex Wallau, Jim Watt
youtube.com/watch?v=g78Rci47wcsPosted August 13, 2014 7:16 pm
Why doesn’t Jermain Taylor fight Andre Berto and see who makes it out of that fight able to think?
I mean … both Jermain Taylor and Andre Berto have been in great fights.
But enough is enough.
Please retire guys … Please just stop hurting yourselves and risking real brain damage.Posted August 13, 2014 7:09 pm
There goes that argumentative fool, PEEJ. Trying to again start the same old crap with his opinion of who and what is a champion. Jacka$$.
Soliman puts on a beating to Taylor and because he can’t knock the skin off a rice pudding this will be a 12 round beat down. Even Taylor can stand up to the limited power of Soliman.Posted August 13, 2014 7:01 pm
If u dont lyk my comment, F U!!!
Rios and Chavez Jr. were built to take punches in the head. Brain damage doesnt occur if an individual doesnt have any brains to speak of…Posted August 13, 2014 7:01 pm
Good one.Posted August 13, 2014 6:35 pm
The Mad Scientist
Now this guy (Jermain Taylor) needs to retire before he suffers from brain damage..he can take Juanma Lopez with him..these guys were never durable or built to last like the Brandon Rios and the Chavez Jr’s of the world..Posted August 13, 2014 6:33 pm
To be honest it shouldn’t even matter. Cotto is the champion and the Ring belt is the true championship beltPosted August 13, 2014 6:15 pm
They let Peterson keep his title after testing positive for PEDS, this fight won’t be a problem.Posted August 13, 2014 6:14 pm
Another bloody nose for Boxing.Posted August 13, 2014 6:08 pm
It will obviously be in Australia then, it will make money I suppose.Posted August 13, 2014 6:03 pm
I think it’s a winnable fight for JT. Soliman doesn’t have major power, JTs only been taken out and beaten by power punchers like froch, Pavlik, Abraham. I wish JT all the best, a man has to make his money while he can. Hopefully he can win it and maybe get one last big pay day then walk away with all his faculties in tactPosted August 13, 2014 6:02 pm
According to what I’ve heard from Teddy Atlas on FNF, the bylaws state that if you were once a champion, you could be placed at the top of the line to get a title shot.
This is why Salka wasn’t able to fight for the title. He met all the other criteria for the title shot but didn’t meet the fact that he was once a champion.Posted August 13, 2014 5:41 pm
Man, the promoters don’t care who is put in for a championship fight! I thought last weekend was bad with Garcia and Peterson but this is too much. I’m really concerned that Taylor will be badly hurt. The writer questioned whether Taylor still has chin problems. Why wouldn’t he? He always had chin problems and they don’t get better with age.Posted August 13, 2014 5:40 pm
How did this happen+?Posted August 13, 2014 5:34 pm
Why?????Posted August 13, 2014 5:27 pm
Jermain shouldn’t be fighting anymore, but he still has to make a livingPosted August 13, 2014 5:10 pm
How this is happening is crazy. He is not even ranked. So he should not even be able to fight for the title. This should be a none title fight.Posted August 13, 2014 4:51 pm