Fresh off of his 2 wins against B-Hop, Jermain Taylor had dreams of fighting a cupcake in front of his hometown Arkansas crowd. Instead the WBC ordered Taylor to make his next defense against Winky Wright.
Now for the fun part, the boxing politics. Gary Shaw, who is Winky Wright’s promoter, is saying the purse to fight in Arkansas would have to be enormous. Shaw is also considering Vegas or New York for the fight.
And in this corner…. Lou DiBella, Jermain Taylor’s promotor. He is saying he won’t allow a fight in Winky’s hometown of Florida. DiBella went on record saying “The fight can’t go to Tampa, and it’s not going to Tampa,” DiBella said. “If it went to purse bid, we would just not fight the fight.”
If they pulled this move, Taylor would be stripped of his WBC title. Then, DiBella says “It’s not about the belts. It’s about winning and making money,” and “I gotta do what’s best for my fighter, for his career and his future,” …..huh?
Damn it is hard to love boxing sometimes. Stay tuned.
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