Jermain Taylor is today the proud holder of the IBF middleweight crown, but was in a different space on an August night, when his wife Erica Taylor dialed 911. There are intruders at the house on Aug. 26, Mrs. Taylor tells the operator.
“I shot one of ’em,” her hubby says, within earshot of the phone receiver, as heard from audio obtained by TMZ. “Come here quick before I kill ‘im.”
Taylor was arrested and is charged with shooting a man on that evening, at his house, who is his cousin. Last night, he beat Sam Soliman, and holds a middleweight crown, which harkens back to 2005-2007, when he was also a belt-holder at 160.
Boxing, theater of the unexpected, chapter 69,1988.