Jermain Taylor vs. Bernard Hopkins (2nd meeting)

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Total Punches Taylor Hopkins
Landed 124 130
Thrown 391 371
Pct. 32% 35%
Jabs Taylor Hopkins
Landed 64 29
Thrown 209 131
Pct. 31% 22%
Power Punches Taylor Hopkins
Landed 60 101
Thrown 182 240
Pct. 33% 42%

Jermain Taylor 159 lbs beat Bernard Hopkins 160 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12


Jermain Taylor vs. Bernard Hopkins 2 (poster).jpg
  • Results of HBO's unofficial "Fight Night" scale: Taylor 169 lbs, Hopkins 169 lbs
  • Taylor defends The Ring Magazine's World Middleweight Title.
  • Unofficial AP Scorecard: 115-114 Taylor
  • The fight generated 410,000 (245,000 cable, 165,000 satellite) pay-per-view buys.
  • Poster #2

Bout Summary

"Taylor had vowed not to chase Hopkins (46-4-1) around the ring in the early rounds like he did in the first fight, when he ran out of gas late and barely held on for the win. He kept to his word, much to the displeasure of the crowd at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino that booed the lack of action in the first few rounds. Hopkins did even less in the early rounds, and it cost him the fight. One judge gave Taylor the first six rounds and the other two gave him five of the first six, putting Hopkins in a hole he could never recover from." (The Associated Press)

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Preceded by:
Hopkins vs. Taylor I
WBC Middleweight Title Fight
# 84
WBO Middleweight Title Fight
# 39
Succeeded by:
Taylor vs. Wright
Preceded by:
Hopkins vs. Taylor I
WBA Middleweight Title Fight
# 95
Succeeded by:
Sturm vs. Masoe