News December 2009

Jermain Taylor fights on: Dibella resigns as his promoter

12.12.09

Jermain Taylor knocked out

Jermain Taylor has decided to press on with his Super Six campaign, but in a noble and unexpected move by his promoter, Lou Dibella, whom has decided to resign from promoting Jermain in the future and urges him to quit for the sake of his family and health.

In a statement released by Dibella, he covers his reasons behind the decision:-

"I have just been informed though numerous press reports that Jermain Taylor has elected to continue his participation in The Super Six: World Boxing Classic tournament, and will face Andre Ward in April. It is with a heavy heart, but strong conviction, that I will recuse myself and DiBella Entertainment as Jermainís promoter.

"Jermainís career has been outstanding, and it has been a pleasure and honor to promote him. His victories against Bernard Hopkins remain the highlights of my career as a promoter. Jermain is not only a great fighter, but a good and decent man with a wonderful family. It is out of genuine concern for him and his family that I am compelled to make this decision.

"I informed him, as I do all my contracted fighters, that my goal was to help his secure financial stability for his family, maximize his potential, and leave our unforgiving sport with his health intact.

"It is my belief that the continuation of Jermainís career as an active fighter places him at unnecessary risk. While he is undoubtedly capable of prevailing in future bouts, I cannot, in conscience, remain involved given my assessment of such risk.

"I wish Jermain all the best in his future endeavors. All of us at DiBella Entertainment hold Jermain close to our hearts and consider him and his family part of our family. We wish him Godspeed and continued health."

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