In the aftermath of a shooting that wounded his cousin, former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor is now free on $25,000 bond and is scheduled to make a court appearance on October 15.
The gamesmanship is on. In the only fight trainer Robert Garcia deemed feasible for Floyd Mayweather Jr., his fighter, Marco Maidana is challenging the RING welterweight champion to “fight like a man.”
John Molina’s first major challenge at 140 pounds resulted in a loss to hard-hitting Lucas Matthysse. Molina now intends to turn things around against Humberto Soto on September 13.
As he now holds a piece of the junior featherweight crown, WBC titlist Leo Santa Cruz believes he’s a wanted man and will attempt to fend off the challenge of Manuel Roman on September 13.
Having suffered a torn left biceps muscle and subsequent postponement of their fight, RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will now face Kubrat Pulev on November 15.
Former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor was arrested on Tuesday evening at his Pulaski County home in Arkansas on charges of aggravated assault and first degree battery after a shooting that injured his cousin, according to Arkansas online.
Former super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell could fight on the undercard of the Oct. 8 main event between IBF middleweight titleholder Sam Soliman and former undisputed champ Jermain Taylor at Beau Rivage waterfront resort in Biloxi, Miss.