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Disputed Middleweight Boxing Title

July 20th 2005

Jermain Taylor after the fight Saturday against Bernard Hopkins

Taylor after the fight

Jermain Taylor is not the undisputed middleweight champion of the world, according to Bernard Hopkins.  Hopkins has filed an appeal to the Nevada Athletic Commission for a review of last Saturday’s fight. 

Taylor won the fight Saturday taking away the WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO middleweight titles.  Hopkins held these titles before the judges awarded Taylor the fight in a decision. 

According to reports after the fight, one of the judges scored the fight 116-112 in favor of Hopkins while two other judges scored it 115-113 for Taylor. 

Any rematch between the two will have to wait until December because of deep cut Taylor sustained from a head-butt from Hopkins in the fifth round.  Taylor may have sustained a concussion from that blow.  Doctors doubt it was a full concussion, according to later reports.


Hopkins has a right to force a rematch.  Because Jermain now holds four belts, the next fight will be promoted equal by DiBella Entertainment Inc. and Hopkins' Golden Boy Promotions Inc

Taylor is the only boxer to hold a unified World Championship in Professional Boxing.  He says he is eager for a rematch.  Hopkins held the middleweight title for more than 11 years. 

By Dan Wilson
Best Syndication Staff Writer


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