The Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World is back in Memphis...
Jermain Taylor of Little Rock is preparing for his Border Battle against St. Louis' Corey Spinks
Saturday night at FedExForum....
Taylor is out to erase the memory of his last fight in the Bluff City, a draw against Winky Wright last summer.
Taylor arrived at the Memphis Police boxing gym Tuesday with the customary boxer's entourage and went right to work.
Legendary trainer Emanuel Steward started taping his hands while another ring man rubbed him down.
J.T. as he's known, is a big deal in the boxing world...just check out all the camera's.
He's ready to defend his middleweight title Saturday against Cory Spinks.
"I'm more than ready." said Taylor. "I've had a long training camp and I feel great. I just can't wait to get in the ring and take care of business."
Taylor is still undefeated but he has a blemish on his record. The draw with Winky Wright 2 fights ago at FedExForum. He say's that's still a motivating factor.
"I think about it all the time. We offered Winky a lot crazy money for a rematch but he didn't want it. It just shows he's scared."
By teaming up with Steward, Taylor's looking to get back to to prime form.
Steward has trained other big names like Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield and Oscar de la Hoya just to name a few.
Taylor says he's had a break through already.
"I think I used to have the best jab in the business but I abandoned it. It's time to get back to it. Reading the newspapers and listening to the interviews and stuff I started to try and knock everyone out. That's not what I'm about."
One thing is for sure Taylor has "bad Intentions" for Cory Spinks Saturday at FedExForum.