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Jermain Taylor Record

Total Fights38
Title Wins6
Title Defenses4
Title-Fight KOs0
KO Wins20
KO Losses3
Jermain Taylor Record & Stats
Jermain Taylor's Record
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      What is Jermain Taylor's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 13 years and eight months, Jermain Taylor fought 38 times with 33 wins, 4 losses, and 1 draw.

      Taylor retired from professional boxing with a record of 33-4-1, which included six middleweight world-title wins and four successful title defense fights. He had a 52.6% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 20 of his total 38 fights being knockout wins. Taylor suffered three knockout losses in his career, two of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 12-round unanimous decision victory over Sam Soliman on October 4, 2014. Taylor won the middleweight IBF title with this win.

      Some of Taylor's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Bernard Hopkins, Cory Spinks, Kassim Ouma, William Joppy, Jeff Lacy, Raúl Márquez, and Caleb Truax.

      38Oct 4, 201436Sam SolimanWin *UD
      37Dec 14, 201335Juan Carlos CandeloWinTKO7
      36Oct 12, 201234Raúl Jorge MuñozWinKO2
      35Apr 20, 201233Caleb TruaxWinUD
      34Dec 30, 201133Jessie NicklowWinTKO8
      33Oct 17, 200931Arthur AbrahamLossKO12
      32Apr 25, 200930Carl FrochLoss *TKO12
      31Nov 15, 200830Jeff LacyWinUD
      30Feb 16, 200829Kelly PavlikLossUD
      29Sep 29, 200729Kelly PavlikLoss *TKO7
      28May 19, 200728Cory SpinksWin *SD
      27Dec 9, 200628Kassim OumaWin *UD
      26Jun 17, 200627Winky WrightDraw *SD
      25Dec 3, 200527Bernard HopkinsWin *UD
      24Jul 16, 200526Bernard HopkinsWin *SD
      23Feb 19, 200526Daniel EdouardWinTKO3
      22Dec 4, 200426William JoppyWinUD
      21Jun 19, 200425Raúl MárquezWinRTD9
      20Mar 27, 200425Alex BunemaWinTKO7
      19Jan 9, 200425Alex RiosWinTKO1
      18Nov 8, 200325Rogelio MartinezWinTKO7
      17Aug 8, 200324Alfredo CuevasWinUD
      16May 17, 200324Nicolas CerveraWinTKO4
      15Mar 31, 200324Marcos PrimeraWinTKO5
      14Jan 30, 200324Lionel OrtizWinTKO2
      13Dec 20, 200224Keith SimsWinTKO1
      12Nov 9, 200224Johnny RiveraWinTKO4
      11Aug 17, 200224Sam HillWinUD
      10Jun 15, 200223Grady BrewerWinUD
      9Apr 27, 200223Joe GarciaWinTKO6
      8Mar 15, 200223Ron CarnellWinTKO3
      7Nov 23, 200123Undra WhiteWinTKO4
      6Nov 2, 200123Dave HamiltonWinTKO2
      5Aug 11, 200123Efrain GarciaWinTKO5
      4Jun 23, 200122Marvin SmithWinUD
      3May 8, 200122Antonio BakerWinUD
      2Apr 7, 200122Kenny StubbsWinTKO2
      1Jan 27, 200122Chris WalshWinTKO4

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Jermain Taylor (Bad Intentions) is a 45-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S. on August 11, 1978. He is a former middleweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 13 years — from 2001 to 2014.

      Taylor made his professional boxing debut against Chris Walsh at the age of 22 on January 27, 2001, defeating Walsh via 4th round TKO. He went on to win 24 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 16 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 26 on July 16, 2005 after 23 professional fights, against Bernard Hopkins for the middleweight WBA (Undisputed), WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring titles. He defeated Hopkins via 12 round split decision to become the middleweight champion of the world.

      Jermain Taylor was a one-time undisputed middleweight world champion, and has won six world titles at middleweight. For all the details about Taylor's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Taylor had a total of four losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was on October 4, 2014 against Sam Soliman for Soliman's middleweight title. Taylor won the fight via 12 round unanimous decision and won the IBF title. It's been 9 years, 8 months, and 19 days since this fight.


      Taylor had a total of eight world-title fights, which includes winning six world titles and four successful title defenses. He won five of these fights, lost two, and drew in one.

      Title Wins

      Jermain Taylor fought for middleweight world titles in three fights and won two of these fights. In total, he won six middleweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Oct 4, 2014Sam SolimanMiddleweightIBFUD
      Jul 16, 2005+Bernard HopkinsMiddleweightWBA (Undisputed), WBC, IBF, WBO, The RingSD
      + Became undisputed world champion

      Title Defenses

      Jermain Taylor had five middleweight world-title defense fights. He won four of them and lost once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      May 19, 2007Cory SpinksMiddleweightWBC, WBO, The RingSD
      Dec 9, 2006Kassim OumaMiddleweightWBC, WBO, The RingUD
      Jun 17, 2006Winky WrightMiddleweightWBC, WBO, The RingSD (draw)
      Dec 3, 2005Bernard HopkinsMiddleweightWBA (Undisputed), WBC, WBO, The RingUD

      Title Losses

      Jermain Taylor lost one world-title defense fight, and lost three titles in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Sep 29, 2007Kelly PavlikMiddleweightWBC, WBO, The RingTKO


      Taylor fought a total of 38 times during his professional career, which includes 8 world-title fights at two weight divisions. He put on some very good performances in these fights. These nine fights are the highlight of his career.

      • June 19, 2004: Jermain Taylor puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Raúl Márquez via 9th round RTD.

      • December 4, 2004: Jermain Taylor beats William Joppy via 12th round unanimous decision.

      • July 16, 2005: Taylor becomes the undisputed middleweight world champion in his first world-title fight by beating Bernard Hopkins via 12 round split decision. He now holds the WBA (Undisputed), WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring middleweight world-champion belts.

      • December 3, 2005: Taylor successfully defends the WBA (Undisputed), WBC, WBO, and The Ring middleweight titles against Bernard Hopkins, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • June 17, 2006: Jermain Taylor has a draw against Winky Wright via 12 round split decision. He was defending his WBC, WBO, and The Ring middleweight titles.

      • December 9, 2006: Taylor successfully defends the WBC, WBO, and The Ring middleweight titles against Kassim Ouma, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • May 19, 2007: Taylor successfully defends the WBC, WBO, and The Ring middleweight titles against Cory Spinks, winning the fight via 12 round split decision.

      • November 15, 2008: Jermain Taylor beats Jeff Lacy via 12th round unanimous decision.

      • April 20, 2012: Jermain Taylor beats Caleb Truax via 10th round unanimous decision.


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