Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

The Idec Index

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

The Idec Index

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Here is boxing writer Keith Idec's inside look at the sport:

FEATURED FIGHT: Jermain Taylor vs. Sergio Mora. Taylor (33-4-1, 20 KOs) will defend the IBF middleweight title he won from Australia's Sam Soliman (44-12, 18 KOs, 1 NC) three months ago against Mora (27-3-2, 9 KOs) on Feb. 6 in Biloxi, Miss. ESPN2 will televise the Taylor-Mora match as the main event of a "Friday Night Fights" telecast from Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. Taylor, 36, also is awaiting trial on first-degree domestic battery and aggravated assault charges stemming from an Aug. 26 incident at his Maumelle, Ark., home, during which Taylor shot his cousin, Tyrone Hinton, police said.

LOCAL LOOK: Paterson's Dwyke Flemmings Jr. won a Silver Gloves regional championship Sunday in Utica, N.Y. Flemmings (15-4) won two fights, one by decision and one by TKO, to capture the 85-pound championship for amateur fighters ages 10 and 11. He also qualified for the National Silver Gloves tournament, scheduled for Feb. …

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