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Taylor defends title in front of home crowd

Originally Published: December 9, 2006
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Jermain Taylor didn't deliver the knockout he had promised his hometown fans, but it didn't matter in the end.

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With blood dripping from a nasty cut over his left eyelid from the fifth round on, Taylor cruised to an anticlimactic unanimous decision against Kassim Ouma to retain the middleweight world championship Saturday night before 10,119 "Pig sooooooie"-chanting Razorbacks at the Alltel Arena.

The fight was contested under the WBC's newly ...

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