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Jermain Taylor vs Les Sherrington in Play For The Fall?

Today WBF middleweight World Champion and current WBO world number 8 Les ‘Lock n load’ Sherrington announced his opponent for his upcoming June 7 main event bout. Sherrington, who will headline the much, anticipated “Smithy brings the big fights 4” announced today that he will be taking on Argentine middleweight Jorge Dario David Gomez.

Sherrington said, “I look forward to this challenge with Jorge, it’s been over 8 years since I’ve fought someone taller than me and he has a great knockout record. I feel fighting the taller fighter will bring more to the table for me to enhance my boxing skills. This is a new challenge for me.

I’m not looking past Gomez and respect his knockout percentage however, I want a brilliant performance and to win convincingly and hopefully come out unscathed so I can back up with a match up with American legend Jermain Taylor on the Australian shores, possibly in late August or September.”

The luring of Jermain Taylor to Australia isn’t just propaganda with the proof of Sherringotn’s management’s luring ability on display last year, when they brought legendary Mexican knockout king, Luis Ramon ‘Yuri Boy’ Campas to the Gold Coast convention and exhibition centre.

Sherringtons trainer/manager Brendon Smith said, “I’m very excited about Les Sherrington fighting in my home town. Les and I joined forces over a year ago and worked out of Smithy’s gym here in Toowoomba and now to be able to give the opportunity to our local fans to see him fight in the flesh, I am very proud of. Gomez brings a very good challenge to us and I look forward to Les fighting the bigger guy.”

Smith further stated “With that being said, a good performance here with Gomez, I would like Jermain Taylor next. Our team brought Yuri Boy Campas to Australian soil for a major fight on the Gold Coast last year and I would explore the possibilities of bringing in Jermain Taylor for another major show. If we cannot lure Taylor to Australia, then I’m more than happy to discuss the possibilities of the fight to take place in America. This is a very big reality as Jermain just recently come out in a post-fight interview and stated he wanted a top 10 opponent in the world, as we are currently number 8 in the WBO, we have something he asked for.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Onekrazyrican on 05-07-2013

So sad to see Taylor and Campas being talked about in the same context...

Comment by ThePunchingBag on 05-07-2013

[QUOTE=New England;13337343]you won't find a bigger JT fan here than me. circa '06, baby. all of that said, taylor should have never even entered the SS. he should ahve been retired for many years now. there's no reason at all…

Comment by millcitymauler on 05-07-2013

[QUOTE=New England;13337343]you won't find a bigger JT fan here than me. circa '06, baby. all of that said, taylor should have never even entered the SS. he should ahve been retired for many years now. [B]there's no reason at all…

Comment by New England on 05-07-2013

[QUOTE=Jr John;13337261][I][B]Sounds like a great fight for Aussie boxing[/B][/I] if it comes off,would imagine a guy of jermaine Taylor's quality would put a beat down on Sherrington though.[/QUOTE] i pity aussie boxing if that's the case.

Comment by New England on 05-07-2013

you won't find a bigger JT fan here than me. circa '06, baby. all of that said, taylor should have never even entered the SS. he should ahve been retired for many years now. there's no reason at all for…

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