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Jermain Taylor Stops Jessie Nicklow In Eight Rounds

By Jake Donovan

Jermain Taylor ended a 26-month hiatus from the ring with an 8th round stoppage of Jessie Nicklow in their Showtime-televised main event Friday evening in Cabazon, California.

Taylor was in control throughout the bout, but lost a point for hitting after the bell to end the sixth round. The former middleweight champion admitted after the fight to have injured his right hand early in the bout, but came on with a vengeance in the eighth. Just as the action was getting good, referee Ray Corona pulled the plug in what appeared to be a severely premature stoppage.

Full report to come...
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TaurusJ27 on 12-31-2011

Taylor dominated that fight.

Comment by BostonGuy on 12-31-2011

[QUOTE=ThePhantom5;11618108]Zbik or Alcine would work. Or Matt Vanda (real soft)[/QUOTE] Alcine looked decent in his victory over Lemiuex; he boxed well, he avoided/blocked most of his oppoennt's power shots and seemed to be in great shape. I think this would…

Comment by dstew on 12-31-2011

[QUOTE=#1Assassin;11619196]JT doesnt have a bad chin. against pavlik and froch he gassed out and the punch abraham caught him with wouldve knocked out any 168lber in the world. you can always correct things, you can always get better. it gets…

Comment by #1Assassin on 12-31-2011

[QUOTE=dstew;11619126]Jermain is 33 years old... he isn't going to be correcting anything. For all his athletic tools and terrific jab, he is still vulnerable defensively combined with a vulnerable chin, which is why it's so hard to watch him fight.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by dstew on 12-31-2011

[QUOTE=tomatocantender;11618922]Good luck JT, we could sure use the "noise" in the second most prestigious division in Boxing History...please prove me wrong and correct these old habits that are hard to break![/QUOTE] Jermain is 33 years old... he isn't going to…

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