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Jermain Taylor's Verbal Rift Draws Police Attention

By Edward Chaykovsky

According to the Arkansas News Bureau, former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor was involved in a verbal altercation with his mother on a busy street in Maumelle, Arkansas on Tuesday afternoon. Nothing physical was observed but the verbal battle had enough tension to generate several 911 calls to the local authorities, who came to the scene but Taylor had left before they arrived.  

According to police, witnesses said Taylor, 32, driving a a black Mercedes, caught up with a white van driven by his mother, Carlois Taylor, at the corner of Odom and Maumelle Boulevards, one of the city’s busiest streets. While the two were outside their vehicles arguing, Taylor apparently threw his mother’s car keys on the side of the road.

Authorities will continue to investigate the incident. After nearly two years away from the sport, Taylor recently announced his return to boxing in the summer.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dstew on 07-07-2011

[B]No foe, no date for Taylor fight[/B] By Matthew Harris July 7, 2011 LITTLE ROCK — Former middleweight world champion Jermain Taylor’s search for an opponent continues after a former welterweight and junior middleweight champion turned down an overture to…

Comment by dstew on 07-07-2011

[B]Taylor not facing charges for recent altercation with mother[/B] By Matthew Harris, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette July 7, 2011 LITTLE ROCK — Former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor will not face charges after an altercation with his mother Tuesday at an intersection one…

Comment by fastblack on 07-06-2011

money here would be on taylors mom knocking jermaine out cold. but who can understand the gibberish Taylor splurts out anyway? maybe an ebonics expert or hood dialect doctor.

Comment by SERVILEV on 07-06-2011

still gonna say it. JT going to be the one to dethrone Martinez!

Comment by New England on 07-06-2011

[QUOTE=dstew;10794817]Not one iota of news about Jermain Taylor for over a year, and within 10 days of Pat Burns announcing they had re-united and training for an August comeback, Burns is quoted as saying "Everything has changed in the last…

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