Report: Taylor to Defend Against Ouma
The Arkansas-Democrat Gazette is reporting that Jermain Taylor will defend his WBC and WBO Middleweight titles against Kassim Ouma on December 9th in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Many middleweight enthusiasts, wanted a rematch with Winky Wright. Taylor and Wright fought to a draw on June 17th in Memphis in a controversial decision as Wright and other critics believed that he should have won a unanimous decision.
Officials for both Taylor and Wright actually hooked up over the summer to try and bang out a contract but nothing ever came to fruition.
The Boston Globe reported back in August that Golden Boy Promotions on behalf of Wright made a $ 6 Million offer to Taylor’s promotional company concerning a December rematch. It doesn’t make any sense - I’m guessing the report was false since Taylor’s promoter Lou DiBella is saying that a similar offer was made to Wright, who turned it down because he wanted more money, which did happen according to Wright and his advisor, Jim Wilkes.
With Antonio Margarito now locked up for December as well, I wonder if Wright will fight again in 2006…
Promoters • Golden Boy Promotions • Winky Promotions • Middleweight • Antonio Margarito • Jermain Taylor • Kassim Ouma • Winky Wright