Yesterday, former middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor, while already at a lockdown rehab center in Little Rock, allegedly assaulted another man.
Jermain Taylor (29-4-1, 18 KOs), the former undisputed middleweight champion, faces Caleb Truax (18-0-1, 10 KOs) tonight in Biloxi, MS Showtime's ShoBox main event.
Last night at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, CA, Jermain "Bad Intentions" Taylor (29-4-1, 18 KOs) made his first professional appearance in the squared circle since exiting the Super Six World Boxing Classic in brutal fashion when he was stopped by former IBF Middleweight Champion King Arthur Abraham in October of 2009.
Two of the most recognizable names in boxing will make their long-awaited returns to the ring tonight when Jermain Taylor and Andre Dirrell are featured in separate 10-round fights on a special edition of ShoBox: The New Generation live onSHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, Calif.
He's secured a spot in the annals of boxing by ending the longest middleweight title reign in history.
Bernard Hopkins record: 55-8-2-2 NC
Last fight: TKO 9 BY JOE SMITH, DECEMBER 18, 2017 (Controversy reigns)
Bernard Humphrey Hopkins Jr. (born January 15, 1965) is an American professional boxer who has held multiple world titles at middleweight and light heavyweight. He reigned as middleweight champion from 1994 to 2005, successfully compiling a record 20 title defenses during that period. He won the IBF middleweight title in 1994 and later unified the division when he added the WBA (Super), WBC, Ring magazine, and lineal titles in 2001.
He also became the first male boxer to simultaneously hold world titles by all four major boxing sanctioning bodies when he won the WBO title in 2004 (Riddick Bowe was the first to hold heavyweight titles by all four, but in separate reigns, from 1992 to 1995). In 2011, The Ring ranked Hopkins number three on their list of the "10 best middleweight title holders of the last 50 years."