Meldrick Taylor
Global ID553
birthdate 1966-10-19
divisionsuper lightweight
height5′ 7½″   /   171cm
reach66″   /   168cm
US ID010929
aliasThe Kid
country USA
residencePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
won 38 (KO 20) + lost 8 (KO 4) + drawn 1 = 47
rounds boxed 328 KO% 42.55

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
2002-07-20Wayne Martell21-1-0
Shooting Star Casino, Mahnomen, Minnesota, USALUD1010
referee: Mike Robinson | 93-97 | 93-97 | 95-97
2002-05-31Dillon Carew12-8-3
Boutwell Auditorium, Birmingham, Alabama, USAWSD88
Carew took the fight on one day notice as a late sub for Willie McDonald.
1999-09-10Manuel De Leon7-21-1
SE Livestock Pavilion, Ocala, Florida, USAWUD88
referee: Max Parker Jr. | judge: Jay Kassees | judge: Howard Reichbach | judge: Don Trombley
1999-08-26Tim Scott3-25-0
Roxy Theater, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWTKO3
1999-02-26Quirino Garcia21-19-1
Gimnasio Municipal "Jose Neri Santos", Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, MexicoLUD1212
110-118 | 112-118 | 113-117
1998-08-28Hasan Al12-0-0
Aarhus Stadionhal, Aarhus, DenmarkLUD1010
referee: Max Strangfeldt | judge: Leif Schmücker 95-99 | judge: Leif W. Nielsen 94-99 | judge: Heinrich Muehmert 94-98
1998-08-06Rafael Salas2-8-0
Aurora, Illinois, USAWUD66
referee: Pete Podgorski | judge: Mike Glienna | judge: Ted Gimza | judge: Gordon Volkman
1996-11-26Darren Maciunski13-3-0
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
judge: Lynne Carter 94-97 | judge: Robert Katz 95-96 | judge: James Condon 97-94
1996-10-10Tommy Small34-13-0
Hilton Towers Hotel, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD1010
99-91 | 99-91 | 98-92
1996-08-16Kenneth Kidd25-33-0
Jaffa Mosque Arena, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO110
time: 2:59 | referee: Tony Wolfe
1994-09-17Julio Cesar Chavez90-1-1
MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALTKO812
time: 1:41 | referee: Mills Lane | judge: Dave Brown 66-68 | judge: Daniel Van de Wiele 66-66 | judge: Malcolm Bulner 64-69
WBC World super lightweight title
1994-05-07Chad Broussard36-1-0
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWKO210
time: 1:01 | referee: Carlos Padilla
1994-01-29Craig Houk45-17-0
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWKO310
time: 1:02 | referee: Kenny Bayless
1993-05-08Henry Hughes14-8-1
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWRTD210
time: 3:00
1992-10-31Crisanto Espana27-0-0
Earls Court Exhibition Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLTKO812x3
time: 2:11 | referee: John Coyle | judge: Justo Vasquez Marcos 64-69 | judge: Guy Jutras 64-68 | judge: Manuel Rodriguez Soler 65-67
WBA World welterweight title
1992-05-09Terry Norris31-3-0
Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALTKO412
time: 2:55 | referee: Mills Lane | judge: Dalby Shirley 27-30 | judge: Franz Marti 28-29 | judge: Mickey Vann 28-29
WBC World super welterweight title
1992-01-18Glenwood Brown34-2-0
Pennsylvania Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1212
referee: Rudy Battle | judge: Nicasio L. Drake 114-113 | judge: Steve Smoger 116-113 | judge: Patricia Morse Jarman 116-113
WBA World welterweight title
Taylor down twice.
1991-09-13Ernie Chavez14-1-0
Arco Arena, Sacramento, California, USAWTKO610
time: 1:51 | referee: Terry Smith | judge: Henry Elesperu | judge: Jack Campbell | judge: Pros Montano
One point deduction for low blow from Taylor in rd 5.
1991-06-01Luis Garcia22-0-0
Radisson Resort, Palm Springs, California, USAWSD1212
referee: Lou Moret | judge: Fritz Werner 118-112 | judge: Neffie Quintana 115-113 | judge: Rodolfo Maldonado 114-117
WBA World welterweight title
1991-01-19Aaron Davis32-0-0
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWUD1212
referee: Arthur Mercante | judge: Frank Cairo 115-112 | judge: Phil Newman 116-111 | judge: Vincent Rainone 116-111
WBA World welterweight title
1990-08-11Primo Ramos39-6-1
Caesars Tahoe, Outdoor Arena, Stateline, Nevada, USAWUD1010
referee: Carlos Padilla | judge: Herb Santos 97-92 | judge: John McSweeny 97-92 | judge: Burt A. Clements 98-91
1990-03-17Julio Cesar Chavez68-0-0
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALTKO1212
time: 2:58 | referee: Richard Steele | judge: Dave Moretti 107-102 | judge: Chuck Giampa 104-105 | judge: Jerry Roth 108-101
WBC World super lightweight title
IBF World super lightweight title
The Ring magazine's "Fight of the Year" (1990)
1990-01-27Ramon Flores17-4-1
Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO110
time: 1:57 | referee: Ted Pick
1989-11-20Jaime Balboa42-9-0
Pennsylvania Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO510
time: 1:59 | referee: Frank Cappuccino
1989-09-11Courtney Hooper24-1-0
Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWUD1212
referee: Frank Cappuccino | judge: John Stewart 117-111 | judge: Tony Wolfe 118-110 | judge: Gary Merritt 118-110
IBF World super lightweight title
1989-01-21John Meekins20-1-2
Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWRTD712
time: 3:00 | referee: Steve Smoger | judge: Richard F. Murry 69-64 | judge: John Stewart 70-63 | judge: Phil Newman 69-63
IBF World super lightweight title
1988-09-03James McGirt38-1-1
Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO1212
time: 2:00 | referee: Randy Neumann | judge: Vincent Rainone 108-101 | judge: John Stewart 107-103 | judge: Richard F. Murry 106-103
IBF World super lightweight title
1988-06-12Martin Quiroz11-16-3
Odeum, Villa Park, Illinois, USAWUD1010
judge: Mike Glienna 50-40 | judge: Bill Lerch 50-40 | 50-43
1988-04-09Ivan Gonzalez14-1-0
Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO510
time: 2:47 | referee: Richard Steele | judge: Jerry Roth | judge: Bill Graham | judge: Cindy Bartin
1987-11-04Richard Fowler5-11-1
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USAWKO210
time: 1:19
1987-07-11Irleis Perez34-2-0
Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWUD1010
referee: Ted Pick | judge: Frank Cairo 99-90 | judge: Tom Kaczmarek 99-90 | judge: Phil Newman 100-90
1987-04-19Primo Ramos30-4-0
Pointe Resort, Phoenix, Arizona, USAWUD1010
judge: Robert Ferrara 97-91 | judge: Joe Garcia 97-91 | judge: Robert Cox 99-91
1987-02-06Roque Montoya19-9-2
Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWUD1010
referee: Ted Pick | judge: Milo Savage 99-90 | judge: Joseph Pasquale 99-90 | judge: John Poturaj 100-89
1986-12-11Danny Vargas13-7-0
Felt Forum, New York, New York, USAWTKO210
time: 1:49 | referee: Duke Schroeder
Vargas was knocked down three times in the 2nd, forcing an automatic stoppage.
1986-08-16Howard Davis Jr28-3-0
Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USADPTS1010
referee: Joe Cortez | judge: Al DeVito 6-4 | judge: Eugene Grant 5-5 | judge: Joseph Pasquale 4-6
1986-05-11Harold Brazier35-6-0
Corpus Christi, Texas, USAWUD1010
referee: Humberto Barrera
1986-04-03Jose Rivera4-10-0
Felt Forum, New York, New York, USAWTKO610
time: 2:07
1986-02-02Robin Blake27-3-0
Civic Center, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USAWUD1010
referee: Pete Giarusso 6-2 | judge: Lucien Joubert 6-4 | judge: Paul Sita 7-2
1985-12-21Victor Acosta18-12-2
Pavilion Convention Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USAWUD88
1985-10-16Carlos Santana15-16-0
Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO48
time: 2:45 | referee: Joe Cortez
Santana down in 3rd and twice in 4th
1985-07-20Roberto Medina12-1-1
Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, USAWUD66
referee: Al Rothenberg | 60-53 | 60-54 | 60-53
Medina took a standing eight count in the 5th. A half hour after the bout Medina, whose real name was John E. Garcia, was arrested by Norfolk police on charges that he had escaped from a Colorado State Penetentiary on June 25, 1982. Medina/Garcia purportedly had been arrested on 61 different occassions since 1973.
1985-06-29Hugo Carrizo20-24-9
Bellaria, Emilia Romagna, ItalyWTKO3
1985-05-17Nery Reyes3-2-0
Caesars Tahoe, Cascade Showroom, Stateline, Nevada, USAWKO16
time: 2:35 | referee: Norm Budden | judge: Lillian Runningwolf | judge: Herb Santos | judge: Keith MacDonald
Reyes down twice.
1985-04-06Elias Martinez4-3-0
San Angelo, Texas, USAWTKO56
referee: Arlen Bynum
1985-03-13Darrell Curtis4-2-1
Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, USAWTKO36
time: 2:09 | referee: Al Rothenberg
1985-01-20Dwight Pratchett11-5-0
Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWUD66
referee: Paul Venti
1984-11-15Luke Lecce11-2-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO16
time: 2:31 | referee: Luis Rivera
Lecce was down three times, forcing an automatic stoppage.
Pro debut for the 1984 Featherweight Olympic Gold Medalist Taylor.


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