February 16, 2008
Little Rock (Pulaski County) native Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor lost a rematch with Kelly Pavlik. He began boxing at the age of thirteen and rose through the amateur and professional ranks to become one of the best boxers in the sport. He won a bronze medal for boxing in the 2000 Olympics and became the undisputed middleweight champion in 2005, holding that title for two years and then regaining it in 2014, only to be stripped of it the following year following an arrest for assault. Taylor was actively involved in the “Stamp Out Smoking” Healthy Arkansas campaign and became part-owner of a D1 Sports Training facility in Little Rock. Taylor has also spoken at several events related to speech therapy for children who, like Taylor, suffer from speech impediments.