The IBF middleweight champion, who earned numerous accolades throughout his amateur career Jermain Taylor’s career, is on the edge of collapse. Suffering severe injuries, he is arrested on new firearm charges and his fight with Sergio Mora next month is cancelled.
After the rib fracture incident which happened during the training session, he is no longer expected to fight Sergio Mora. It looks doubtful that the fight- formerly programmed for 2007 will get a new date after it emerged that Taylor was arrested on new lawbreaking charges.
The former undisputed middle weight champion was taken into custody and charged with eight criminal acts and one misdemeanor over an incident on Monday in his little rock, Arkansas hometown.
Sources say, Taylor who revived his career last year by distressing Sam Soliman to win the title was charged with five felony counts of motivated assault for allegedly discharging a gun, three felony counts of imperiling the wellbeing of a minor and one misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance, i.e., marijuana.
Allegedly, five times, Taylor shot the weapon pointing at his wife, children and a bystander. Marijuana was found after the arrest of the boxer.
The boxer expelled the weapon five times Monday afternoon on a little Rock street corner after pointing it at his wife, children and another passerby. After his arrest, they found him in possession of a bag with marijuana in it, police said.
Following the August 2014 incident, Taylor was already facing some issues at this home when he allegedly shot his cousin multiple times.
Low DiBella, the promoter- who faced condemnation for employing Taylor after the boxer arrival subsequent to a boxing-related brain injury- insists as of now, nothing will be taken to the next step until all legal issues are dealt with and solved.
Irrespective of what the exact matter is, this is a shocking subject; DiBella told more than his boxing career, it leads me and his management to be more concerned with his well-being and mental health.