Jermain Taylor: 'Time off' | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Jermain Taylor: 'Time off'

Posted By on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 10:50 AM

Little Rock boxer Jermain Taylor announced today that he'd be dropping out of a Showtime boxing series to rest his "body and mind." Taylor, who suffered a concussion in his last fight, said he hoped to stay in shape and return to the sport. His statement:

Jermain Taylor (28-4-1, 17KO's) former undisputed middleweight champion has made a decision regarding his future boxing career. Taylor, who was a participant in SHOWTIME Sports World Boxing Classic last fought on October 17th in a losing battle against Arthur Abraham in Berlin, Germany.
 
"I'm going to take some time off from the sport of boxing and take myself out of SHOWTIME Sports World Boxing Classic tournament. It's important that I give my body and mind some much needed rest, because I have been boxing for nearly 20 years," said Taylor. "I plan on keeping myself in shape and making a return to the sport sometime in the future.  This was not an easy decision for me, having discuss it with my family, trainer, friends and my adviser Al Haymon, because I'm a very competitive person-but I know this is the smart road for me to take. I want to thank SHOWTIME  Sports for everything and I wish the best for my 5 counterparts who will continue on in the Super Six tournament. Most of all, I want to thank the many fans for their continued support."

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