Carl Froch vs. Jermain Taylor

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2009-04-25 : Carl Froch 167 lbs beat Jermain Taylor 166 lbs by TKO at 2:46 in round 12 of 12

Notes

  • Taylor came in ranked as the # 5 super middleweight in the world by The Ring Magazine. Froch, despite being the champion, was ranked one spot below Taylor at # 6 in the world.
  • It was only the second time that Froch had fought outside his native United Kingdom. The other being a 2005 bout in California against Henry Porras.
  • Froch was knocked down late in the third round, the first time he had ever been down in his career.
  • Froch staggered Taylor early in round 12. After outscoring Taylor 34 blows to three, he put him down with a barrage of blows, featuring many rights to the head. Taylor barely arose at nine with 0:29 remaining. Taylor had no defense for nine more damaging blows, and the referee stopped the bout at 2:46.