This is a very winnable fight for Taylor. Through 12 he outboxes the 40 yr. old paper champ.Posted August 20, 2014 11:03 am
Don’t see why ESPN would buy this. It’s a crap matchup. A trinket holder against a shot dude is not worth watching.Posted August 15, 2014 4:15 pm
Silly silly tarkPosted August 15, 2014 3:44 am
H@mster.., You’re as thick as a brick. People don’t give Calz much credit because he was chickenshlt.Posted August 15, 2014 2:58 am
Jermain ALMOST Taylor, He almost beat some big name fighters in his dayPosted August 15, 2014 2:41 am
There there TARK you silly silly old duck.
Noone believes your silly stories.Posted August 15, 2014 2:32 am
Mongrel ham, I know all about how Calzaghe ducked Froch when he was repeatedly being called out for what would be the most natural blockbuster matchup in the world.
If Froch-Groves can sell 87,000 seats, what would Calzaghe vs Froch do? … Froch was 21-0 and Commonwealth and British Empire Champion. Everybody wanted to see it … except Calzaghe.Posted August 15, 2014 2:08 am
box on box action
Jermaine taylor needs to retire he is young enough to learn a trade to make income
I enjoyed watching his rise in boxing
But it is sad to see espn is promoting this fight
Jermain needs to worry about brain damage not restarting a boxing careerPosted August 15, 2014 1:02 am
TARK still spouting off with his learning deficit about Calzaghe Froch……YAWN.Posted August 15, 2014 12:27 am
PEEJ – you think HOPKINS ruined those fighters? He barely hit them. Dawson farking beat him EASILY.Posted August 15, 2014 12:22 am
@moe butch Lewis just watching his boys back. New that onePosted August 14, 2014 11:32 pm
Right where this fight belongs. I happy JT is getting a crack at the title just because of all hes been through.Posted August 14, 2014 10:55 pm
“Froch was not relevant at the time..”
What an IDIOT… Froch was one HELL of a lot more relevant than Groves was when he got the shot at Froch. Froch was one HELL of a lot more relevant than Peter Manfredo. Froch was one HELL of a lot more relevant than Sakio Bika, who had fewer wins than Froch and a loss to Sam Soliman.
When Calzaghe fought the inept Manfredo, Froch was 21-0… Carl was also Commonwealth and British Empire Super Middleweight Champion, and calling Calzaghe out non-stop.
Calzaghe just didn’t want to get knocked out.Posted August 14, 2014 10:43 pm
Brutal bashing drop ya dig.Posted August 14, 2014 8:49 pm
Taylor is going to get BEAT UP real good. It will be a brutal bashing do real. The smart money is on. Soliman
Froch was not an approved HBO Fighter at the time. And he wasn’t an American approved name either. Calzaghe wanted to beat someone that the Americans KNEW and he wanted to get some HBO money for it. Manfredo and Jones Jr. delivered.Posted August 14, 2014 8:43 pm
The Mad Scientist
Haters talk smack about Brandon Rios but is Jermain Taylor and Juanma Lopez who are heading for serious brain damage if they don’t get the hell out of dodgePosted August 14, 2014 8:29 pm
Shut up Tark with that Calzaghe v Froch nonsense, Froch was not relevant at the time..Posted August 14, 2014 7:54 pm
Calzaghe would have done many times better, money wise, if he fought Carl Froch — than a pushover putz like Manfredo… Calzaghe vs Froch would have been even bigger than Froch-Groves.
Of course, there was also his “O” to think about. It that’s your primary priority.Posted August 14, 2014 7:26 pm
Soliman is SMART. IF you’re going to take a voluntary Defense and you’re not an American, take a name American and SPANK him. People that aren’t American love to watch American’s get SPANKED. And they don’t CARE IF the American is shot. They just want to see an American get SPANKED. Thats why Calzaghe took on Manfredo and Roy Jones Jr.Posted August 14, 2014 7:14 pm
Jermaine Taylor is a spent fighter, go get job Jermaine.Posted August 14, 2014 6:55 pm
Everytime I watch George Groves fight I see Jermain Taylor all over again … only he’s not as inept.Posted August 14, 2014 6:38 pm
WTF is Jermaine Taylor getting a title shot for? Dude’s semi-retired and punch drunk.Posted August 14, 2014 6:24 pm
Scared for Jermain. He’s lookin’ kinda shot since he fought Froch and Pavlik.Posted August 14, 2014 5:51 pm
HBO and Showtime are passing up on the opportunity to see I good guy get hurt badly.
Jermain Taylor … everybody loves what you did in your rise to the championship, everybody loves what you did against Hopkins, everybody loves what you did against Wright, and everybody loves that you knocked down Pavlik and almost came out of that fight an immortal.
But since then, you have take a lot of punishment.
Please retire.Posted August 14, 2014 5:46 pm
taylorPosted August 14, 2014 5:34 pm
go Jermain…..Posted August 14, 2014 5:00 pm
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.
After Taylor’s reign was over as the middleweight champ in 2007, he only defeated former 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.
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 and he is gifted with an iron chin.
Jermain taylor have been very out of the ring fpr most of these 5 years sence and when this fight is up against Soliman he will have been over 10 months inactive.
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 4:05 pm
I think jermain outworked hopkins but however you had it one thing you cannot claim ib those fights is a robbery, way to close for that…Posted August 14, 2014 3:59 pm
While it could be argued that it is good that ESPN is showing this fight, I think it furthers underlines how networks like them and HBO, Showtime perhaps have helped in the degradation or perceived degradation of the sport. Last I looked Taylor was something like number 15 in the IBF ratings. While Taylor may win, where the other fighters above him not willing to fight Solliman? Of course not, Taylor probably got this shot because I believe the IBF allows fighters to be in the top 15. it is use to be that you had to be in the top 10 to get a tittle shot.Posted August 14, 2014 3:57 pm
And both after fighting Hopkins.Posted August 14, 2014 3:08 pm
Some fighters improve after winning a championship bout, and some simply can’t stand success. Taylor and Pavlik both won titles and went down the tubes.Posted August 14, 2014 2:38 pm
Just what the Real fans need.Posted August 14, 2014 2:11 pm
I am sure it is whomever promotes Solimon. And I agree with the comment below. Hopkins should of gotten the nod in those 2 fights but HBO was trying to push him out and that is why Taylor won. But as folks know, fighting Hopkins twice is a career ender. Look what happened to Taylor after the fights. Was never the same. Even with Dawson and he didn’t even get 2 whole fights with Hopkins. He gets stopped twice in a row. Didn’t fight for forever and came back looking fat.Posted August 14, 2014 2:04 pm
So who is the promoter or financial backer for this fight? I think they r going to lose their butt..Posted August 14, 2014 2:02 pm
I’ve commented on old fighters being brought back again, and on the positive side, they do need to earn a living. However I am concerned that Taylor may really get injured this time. For those who missed his fights with Hopkins in which he “won” the title, he actually lost but it was the only way to take the 160 lb. belt from Hopkins.Posted August 14, 2014 1:47 pm
I could actually see Taylor winning. He always had a good jab. And that could off set Solimans attack.Posted August 14, 2014 1:33 pm
I just hope Taylor doesn’t win. That would be a major disgrace to Boxing because the man gets SHlTCANNED whenever he faces a world-class fighter… Which Sam Soliman most certainly ISN’T!!!
Hopefully the 39-year-old cut-rate champion has enough left to beat up Jermain.Posted August 14, 2014 1:23 pm
Jermaine WHO?Posted August 14, 2014 1:22 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 1:21 pm
Bo Bo Olson
A free read is better than wasting beer money on this.
Its on the comedy channel I belive.Posted August 14, 2014 12:35 pm
Lol.. Good onePosted August 14, 2014 12:26 pm
Will they pay us $29.95 to watch it?Posted August 14, 2014 10:58 am