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Taylor-Ouma Live Tonight!

LITTLE ROCK, United States (AFP) – Undefeated World Boxing Council middleweight champion Jermain Taylor will make a hometown defense of his crown in a 12-round showdown with Uganda-born southpaw Kassim Ouma here Saturday.

Taylor comes off two triumphs over former undisputed middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins last year and a June draw with Winky Wright that allowed him to keep the title, the first stain after his 25-0 pro start with 17 knockouts.

LITTLE ROCK, United States (AFP) – Undefeated World Boxing Council middleweight champion Jermain Taylor will make a hometown defense of his crown in a 12-round showdown with Uganda-born southpaw Kassim Ouma here Saturday.

Taylor comes off two triumphs over former undisputed middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins last year and a June draw with Winky Wright that allowed him to keep the title, the first stain after his 25-0 pro start with 17 knockouts.

Former junior middleweight champion Ouma, 25-2 with one drawn and 15 knockouts, served as a child soldier at age six in his warfare-torn homeland before defecting while on a US amateur boxing trip in 1998.

“The man comes to fight,” Taylor said. “He`s not worried about technique. He`s planning on taking it to me.”

Ouma, who turns 28 next Tuesday, won the International Boxing Federation junior middleweight crown in 2004 with a 12-round decision over Belize`s Verno Phillips but lost the title last year, falling to Russian Roman Karmazin.

“This is a dream come true,” Ouma said. “After I lost to Karmazin it seemed like the end of the world.

“But I`ve got a second chance and I will make the most of it.”

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