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Friday, February 27, 2009

D1's Jermain Taylor Gets Shot at Belt

D1 co-owner Jermain Taylor is training for another title shot. Ozell Nelson, Taylor’s trainer, confirmed to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that Taylor, the former middleweight champion, will fight Englishman Carl Froch (24-0, 19 KOs) for the World Boxing Council super middleweight title on either April 18 or April 25. A site has not been determined, although it will definitely be in the United States. The fight will be televised on Showtime. Froch won the world title vacated by Joe Calzaghe with a unanimous decision over Jean Pascal on Dec. 6. Taylor (28-2-1, 17 KOs) earned this title shot with a decisive victory over Jeff Lacy on Nov. 15. For the whole story, click here.

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