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Miranda Offers Taylor To Help Sell Tickets

HOLLYWOOD, FL, April 17 – The most charismatic middleweight in the world, people’s champion Edison ‘Pantera’ Miranda, checked in today from his training camp in Puerto Rico after another grueling workout in preparation for his May 19th bout with Kelly Pavlik, to send a message to Jermain Taylor. “I’m concerned that the fans of Memphis are paying a lot of money for tickets to our show on May 19th because they think they’re going to see a middleweight championship fight, but really, that’s false advertising because you’re just fighting another junior middleweight,” said the always quotable Miranda about Taylor’s title defense against Cory Spinks, who is making his 160 pound debut..

“So I’m willing to move my fight with Pavlik into the main event spot, and you can be on my undercard. This way the fans get what they paid for, we’ll probably sell even more tickets, and you get to see two REAL middleweights fight.”

Miranda, 28-1 with 24 KOs, has been must-see TV for fight fans from the time he arrived on US shores in 2005. Since then, he has knocked out contenders and former title challengers, beat down a rising star, got robbed of a championship via a larcenous decision, and received the blessing of middleweight legend Bernard Hopkins, who passed the 160-pound torch to the 26-year old. On May 19th, he battles unbeaten power puncher Kelly Pavlik in a highly-anticipated showdown.

“This is a fight between a man and a boy, but if the fans want to see it, I’m glad to knock Pavlik out,” said Miranda. “My only concern is that I will be so impressive that Taylor will give up his belts rather than face me. That’s okay though, because eventually, he’ll have to step into the ring with me, and from the first time I hit him, he’ll know that I’m no junior middleweight.”

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Article posted on 18.04.2007



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