Lineal Middleweight Champs Since 1941

Jermain Taylor
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Jermain Taylor


Taylor, who won a bronze medal at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, defeated Bernard Hopkins on a split decision for the undisputed middleweight title. The Little Rock, Ark., native won the rematch with Hopkins, fought Winky Wright to a draw and defeated Kassim Ouma and Cory Spinks before losing the title to Kelly Pavlik.

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