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Soliman: Jermain Taylor is Still a World Class Fighter

NEW YORK CITY - IBF Middleweight World Champion “KING” SAM SOLIMAN is wrapping up his training in New York City this week in preparation for his title defense against former undisputed middleweight champion JERMAIN “Bad Intentions” TAYLOR set for Wednesday, October 8th from the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi and telecast LIVE on ESPN2, (9 p.m. ET).
 
“I’ve trained in New York City numerous times, I love it here, there’s an electricity and energy that can’t be matched” said the Australian native. “The fans and boxing community have always been very welcoming to me.”
 
“I’ve got one more sparring session today and then we’re leaving for Biloxi on Friday for the fight.”
 
In camp over the last ten days in New York City with Soliman have been two undefeated prospects.
 
“I like utilizing undefeated prospects for sparring, they’ve always brought out the best in me.”
 
“Along with two here I had three undefeated fighters working with me in Australia which brought the total records of the five fighters to 63-0-0 (42KO’s)” said Soliman. “I like sparring with prospects that have the will and desire that only an undefeated fighter can have.”
 
In regards to his title defense against Taylor, 32-4-0 (20KO’s), Soliman stated, “I’m preparing for the best Jermain Taylor. I would never underestimate anyone and I believe he is still a world class fighter.”
 
Soliman, 44-11-0 (18KO’s) will break camp in New York City on Friday and head to Biloxi, Mississippi for the challenge from Taylor. “No problem at all for me at 160, I can’t remember being above 170 in the last 15 years.”
 
At the age of 40, Soliman won his first world title by defeating Felix Sturm on May 31, 2014, in the champions’ homeland of Germany.
 
SOLIMAN VS. TAYLOR is presented by Dibella Entertainment and Warriors Boxing, in association with Soliman Stanley Promotions.
 
Tickets priced at $89.95, $69.95, $49.95 and $29.95, plus tax and service charges, are available at the Beau Rivage Theatre box office, or through any Ticketmaster outlet or online at Ticketmaster.com. Doors open at 4:45pm, with the first bout scheduled for 5:30pm.
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Macklemore on 10-02-2014

Why is Soliman only -350 ish?

Comment by firstborn on 10-01-2014

[QUOTE]Jermain Taylor has looked like caca since his comeback. This should be an easy win for Sammy Soliman.[/QUOTE] Taylor hasn't been the same since his loss to Pavlik. He's a perfect example of the saying "One fight can change your…

Comment by richardt on 10-01-2014

6 years ago I would have picked Taylor easy. Now I still think he could pull off one last one but I think Soliman will outwork him to a decision.

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 10-01-2014

Interesting tid-bit just looking at trends but it seems a win over JC Candelo gets you a title shot at MW Guerrero got one w/petey now Taylor is getting one both were coming off wins against the former washed up…

Comment by -PBP- on 10-01-2014

What is it like 2004?

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