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Middleweight

It's my favorite division in all of boxing and most of my most favorite fighters made names for themselves in that division... the name Middleweight possibly references not only the fact that it was right in the middle of all of the other boxing weights... but you also get your perfect blend of power guys, fast guys and a little bit of everything guys. Smack... Bang... right in the middle!

At the moment... Jermain Taylor rules that division... and I cannot see anyone beating him any time soon!

Seen as the successor of longtime Middleweight King Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins, Taylor won a Bronze Medal as a Light Middleweight at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, AUS before turning Pro in early 2001 just a few months short of turning 23.

For a man who is 6'1" and a Middleweight... he doesn't look as lanky as the likes of Bernard Hopkins and Thomas Hearns did. Maybe they lie about his weight and there's a conspiracy to keep it hidden from almost all of us?

Anyways... the guy has a surpisingly awesome amount of power... and although the likes of Hopkins could've beaten him a few years ago... he can't now... he lost to him twice!

Is there any futher modern day Middleweight who can go ahead and beat the Bad Intentions?:thumbsup:
 

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No i think taylor won the fight against wright. And he would beat him again. Arthur abraham is a upcoming top middlewieght but i dont think he can beat taylor. i cant see anyone at middleweight beating taylor becasue i think hes awsome. Even at supermiddle no one can compete with him. hes a fresh new boxer in the world and will stay undefeated for a while. I think he would beat kessler and calzaghe.
 

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hop won there second fight to, he should be 2-2 for his last 4 fights and the big punching hard working edison miranda looks very good and in my book looks to be a beter fighter than taylor.
 

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hop won there second fight to, he should be 2-2 for his last 4 fights and the big punching hard working edison miranda looks very good and in my book looks to be a beter fighter than taylor.
Didn't Hopkins lose the 2nd fight by Unanimous Decision... and there was no disputing it unlike the first fight they had???:D
 

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both fights were very close.
 

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There are alot of oponnents for him if he stays at 160. He seems to be making weight okay still so hopefully he can stay there another year or more.

Miranda is probably his biggest threat at the moment.

Winky,Karmazin,Abraham,Santos & Mora are also contenders. I dont see Abraham coming to the U.S. to fight Taylor so he is out. Wright doesnt seem to eager for a rematch.

If Taylor can fight 2 of those other guys in the next 9 to 12 months there are a few other young guys that may be ready for a title shot. Pavlik,Lorenzo,Duddy etc are about a year or 2 away.

Like I said I think Miranda is his biggest threat right now. I think if Taylor uses his jab & straight punches he can beat Miranda.
So I say nobody can beat him this year.
 

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Taylor is a no heart having weak punch throwing chump oops!! Champ. Miranda will knock him out period. that guy is more carefully managed then even Floyd M. lets see him step up and fight a true Middleweight see what happens. and by the way if he stepped up to Joe he will get schooled like Jeff did Joe has to much movement,size skill and power. any other questions?
 

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Taylor is a no heart having weak punch throwing chump oops!! Champ. Miranda will knock him out period. that guy is more carefully managed then even Floyd M. lets see him step up and fight a true Middleweight see what happens. and by the way if he stepped up to Joe he will get schooled like Jeff did Joe has to much movement,size skill and power. any other questions?
Your right Hopkins wasnt a true middleweight. :thumbsup:
 

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If another young blood coming through the ranks like Miranda fights against him, he will get knocked out because he is not confident enough in defense, in my view.
 

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its obvious taylor also has stamina isues, id say mora would have a good chance also, miranda and mora would make taylor fight 3 mins a round something he hasn't been pushed to do against the technicaly gifted fighter like winky and hopkins. id say miranda would have a good chance of the ko if they fought.
 

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Erik said:
There are alot of oponnents for him if he stays at 160. He seems to be making weight okay still so hopefully he can stay there another year or more.

Miranda is probably his biggest threat at the moment.

Winky,Karmazin,Abraham,Santos & Mora are also contenders. I dont see Abraham coming to the U.S. to fight Taylor so he is out. Wright doesnt seem to eager for a rematch.

If Taylor can fight 2 of those other guys in the next 9 to 12 months there are a few other young guys that may be ready for a title shot. Pavlik,Lorenzo,Duddy etc are about a year or 2 away.

Like I said I think Miranda is his biggest threat right now. I think if Taylor uses his jab & straight punches he can beat Miranda.
So I say nobody can beat him this year.
I think that Jermaine is certainly "beatable". The question is who can do it, and will he fight the competition thats capable of it? I think that you're spot on there Erik with what you said.
I dont think that Mora is a big challenge for him and I wouldnt really want to see that fight anyway, so hopefully we dont get that matchup. I really think that the Winky rematch would be a good fight for him, because many people, including me, think that Wink had that fight won. After that, hopefully Pavlik will be close to ready for a shot.
 

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I would love to say Taylor vs. Miranda... THAT'D BE AWESOME!

Also... is Taylor just another one of those really good, smart, tectical, lanky, brawlers... like Thomas Hearns and Bernard Hopkins? :D
 

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Eric Hop was perfect for Taylor he is not a guy that will come to get you or push the pace and we all know that he has never been a knock out puncher . the way Winky and Uma landed shots on Taylor anyone can see that he would be in trouble with a big puncher like Miranda. plus by now I really feel Taylor has started feeling the pressure of non-performance. your right in the fact that he wins his fights but never looks impressive and seem to just try and get by. his is not a pay per view draw and can even seel out his home town fights.You guys need to know that I will give credit when credit is due and in my estimation Taylor has yet to deserve it other then the first fight with Hopkins.
 

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Eric Hop was perfect for Taylor he is not a guy that will come to get you or push the pace and we all know that he has never been a knock out puncher . the way Winky and Uma landed shots on Taylor anyone can see that he would be in trouble with a big puncher like Miranda. plus by now I really feel Taylor has started feeling the pressure of non-performance. your right in the fact that he wins his fights but never looks impressive and seem to just try and get by. his is not a pay per view draw and can even seel out his home town fights.You guys need to know that I will give credit when credit is due and in my estimation Taylor has yet to deserve it other then the first fight with Hopkins.

U said Taylor has never fought a tru middlewight. Thats why I brought up Hopkins.

Ask Trinidad, Tarver & De La Hoya if Hopkins has some power. He may not be the one punch Ko artist like Miranda but still has power at 160.
 

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All Im going to say is that Taylor will be unbeaten for the next few years. He will be a Legend befor he is 30.
 

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It dont matter where hes from.
 

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taylor loses one of his next 3 fights, the guy's lucky he fought an old hopkins and 2 154 guy's or he'd prob be in retirment right now.
 
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