The on-again/off-again middleweight fight between Jermain Taylor and Winky Wright is officially on-again.
The World Boxing Council (WBC) has announced that co-promoters Lou DiBella (Taylor) and Gary Shaw (Wright) have come to terms. WBC President Jose Sulaiman wrote that he “is very pleased that both promoters reached an agreement, as the fans deserve to watch fighting the best two middleweights of the world in this WBC mandatory defense. Congratulations to Lou DiBella and Gary Shaw for reaching a good faith understanding and June 17 will be a memorable night in boxing.”
The Sweet Science spoke to Gary Shaw and he confirmed that the fight is a go.
“I think Winky will beat Jermain like he beat Trinidad,” Shaw said. “I think it’ll be a shutout. There’s not a lot I can say at this point, other than the fight’s made, June 17, HBO.”