Memphis Lands Jermain Taylor-Winky Wright World Championship Boxing Match - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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Memphis Lands Jermain Taylor-Winky Wright World Championship Boxing Match

Las Vegas wanted it...but Memphis gets it!

It's the World Middleweight Title Bout between Jermain Taylor and Winky Wright.

Taylor, a Little Rock native, dethroned longtime champion Bernard Hopkins last year in Las Vegas, then beat him again in a rematch..

Wright is the challenger, a powerful puncher considered, pound for pound, the best boxer in the business, is moving up a weight class to try an take Taylors' belt.

Prize Fight Boxings' Nate Yoder says it took Big Money to wrestle this fight from Vegas.

The Taylor-Wright World Middleweight Championship Fight is set for June 17th at FedExForum in Downtown Memphis.

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