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April 11, 2000 | by Regina Medina, and Tom Schmidt, Daily News Staff Writers
Meldrick Taylor, the Olympic gold medalist boxer turned preacher, was arrested Sunday and charged with attempted rape, indecent assault and related offenses, police said. The 33-year-old former IBF junior welterweight champ is accused of attacking a female, said Lt. Susan Slawson, a police spokeswoman. "The female is known to the suspect," police said. Authorities would not divulge any further details about the assault. Taylor - a Philadelphia native who won the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, but has seen his career flounder in the '90s and is now a minister - is being held pending a bail hearing.
SPORTS
July 12, 1987 | By Robert Seltzer, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was a fight in which the analysts in the corner threatened to overshadow the fighters in the ring. After all, on one side were the best minds in the game, Angelo Dundee and Eddie Futch. And on the other side were Lou Duva and George Benton, who have trained their share of champions. So the real fight, some observers believed, would be between the guys who did not even have to put on the boxing gloves. Well, it was a good fight, all right - in the ring more so than in the corners.
SPORTS
November 27, 1996 | By Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Former Olympic and two-time world champion Meldrick Taylor, fighting for the first time at the Blue Horizon in North Philadelphia, got more than he bargained for last night. Facing little-known Darren Maciunski of Trenton, who'd had only 15 career pro fights, Taylor, of Philadelphia, lost a split decision that came as no surprise to anybody who saw the 10-round welterweight fight. Maciunski, who at 5-foot-11 had about a six-inch height advantage on Taylor, carried the fight to the former champ and left him bleeding from the mouth and left eye. The fight was scored 96-95 in favor of Maciunski by judge Bob Katz.
NEWS
January 30, 2001 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Former welterweight boxing champ Meldrick Taylor says he's got a fight scheduled in Europe in March. But the 34-year-old Taylor might not be able to get out of the house. Common Pleas Judge Lynn Bennett Hamlin yesterday approved a plea-bargain and sentenced Taylor to 9 to 23 months of house-arrest, plus three years' probation, after he pleaded guilty to indecent assault and unlawful restraint charges. Taylor, of Shedaker Street, was also ordered to perform 40 hours of community service for his offenses against his ex-fiancee on April 9, 2000.
NEWS
June 21, 2000 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The prosecution wanted the judge to deliver a legal knockout to former welterweight boxing champ Meldrick Taylor. Yesterday, Municipal Judge James M. DeLeon jolted Taylor by holding him for trial on charges of trying to rape his 28-year-old ex-fiancee on April 9. "He is in shock," said defense lawyer Frank M. Spina. Taylor, 33, was held on charges of attempted rape, indecent assault, sexual assault and unlawful restraint. DeLeon dismissed charges of simple assault, false imprisonment, attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and reckless endangerment.
SPORTS
January 30, 1991 | By Robert Seltzer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Practically raised in Philadelphia gyms, Meldrick Taylor was throwing left hooks when other kids were throwing baseballs. But he has fought in his home town only once as a pro, and that was in a non-title fight. Now he wants to fight here again. As a champion. In the summer. At the Spectrum. "I think it would be great for the fans," said Taylor, who captured the World Boxing Association welterweight title with a unanimous decision over Aaron Davis on Jan. 19. "I would like to become part of the great legacy of fighters who have fought here - Matthew Saad Muhammad, Bennie Briscoe, Marvelous Marvin Hagler.
SPORTS
March 8, 1990 | By Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
Meldrick Taylor has spent much of his life in dogged pursuit of his dreams, so perhaps he can be excused for allowing himself just the tiniest bit of whimsy. "Do you suppose," the International Boxing Federation junior welterweight champion was saying recently, "they would consider putting a statue of me on the steps of the Art Museum after I beat Chavez?" Taylor, who is in Las Vegas preparing for his March 17 unification bout against World Boxing Council super-lightweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez, laughed at the absurdity of the notion.
SPORTS
May 30, 1991 | By Robert Seltzer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Like spit buckets and left hooks to the liver, dishonesty is part of boxing. And it is not confined to the managers, promoters and other suits who count - and take - the money. No, sometimes the boxers themselves are less than honest, as when they claim that they have never - ever - gone 12 tough rounds with self-doubt. And then there is Meldrick Taylor, a boxer who has become confident enough to talk about those rare moments when his confidence fails him. "Sometimes, you doubt yourself, because you never know what's going to happen in the ring, no matter who the opponent is," said Taylor, 24, the 1984 Olympic gold medalist from Philadelphia.
NEWS
April 19, 2000 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Former welterweight boxing champ Meldrick Taylor had a mouthpiece problem yesterday. Two lawyers wound up sparring over his representation. Both told Municipal Judge Georganne V. Daher that they were in Taylor's corner, and had been hired to represent him in his fight against charges that he tried to rape the mother of two of his children. Taylor, 33, never got out of his corner for his scheduled preliminary hearing. He was kept in a holding cell next to Daher's courtroom while attorneys Larry Charles and Frank Spina did their legal shadow-boxing.
SPORTS
September 21, 1988 | By Robert Seltzer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Meldrick Taylor won the junior-welterweight title on Sept. 3, and the three-week vacation he gave himself afterward is almost over. He cannot wait. A few more days - just a few more days, he keeps telling himself - and he will be back in the gym. Then he will punish his body in a way that his opponents rarely, if ever, get the chance to. "I told myself I'd take three weeks off, and that's it," said Taylor, the Philadelphia native who won a gold medal in the 1984 Olympics.
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June 12, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
TWO MEN walked into the Society Hill Sheraton for the same purpose, but took different routes getting there. They both were born in the Philadelphia area, and were at the same event for the same reason. Both boxer Meldrick Taylor and hockey star Mike Richter were there because they will be inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, along with 14 other individuals and one team. A quaint smile came over the face of Taylor when he heard his accolades being read off by Philadelphia legendary announcer Dan Baker on Tuesday afternoon.
NEWS
January 23, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ronald P. Greenley Sr., 69, of Bensalem, a well-known boxing judge in Pennsylvania and South Jersey, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, of lung cancer at his home. Mr. Greenley judged 25 world- or regional-level title bouts, including those of Philadelphia fighters Bernard Hopkins and Meldrick Taylor. In Pennsylvania, he served as a boxing judge from 1991 to 2006 and earned a reputation as one of the state's best judges, said Gregory Sirb, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission.
NEWS
October 4, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carolyn Stewart, a mother of five, has lived all of her life in rough neighborhoods in North Philadelphia. "This is what we live around - shootings every day," said Stewart, 32, as she stood outside the Sumo Steaks restaurant Wednesday afternoon. She joined neighbors who gathered in front of the steak house at 22d and Somerset Streets with music blasting as boxer-turned-promoter Damon Feldman and local boxing legend Meldrick Taylor called for an end to the city's crime and bloodshed.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
CBS3 AND CW57 add reporter Matt Rivers to their ranks beginning today. Rivers might hail from New Jersey, but he's spent recent years in the Lone Star State, working in San Antonio and El Paso, covering border politics and even being detained by the Mexican military while reporting on border violence in the town of Reynosa. Another recent CBS3 hire, reporter Ileana Diaz , is also a Spanish speaker.   'Bachelor'-ette weds South Jersey's Helene Eksterowicz finally gets her man. Eksterowicz "won" the second season of "The Bachelor" when banker Aaron Buerge got down on one knee, only to dump her five weeks later.
NEWS
June 7, 2013 | By Mike Still, Inquirer Staff Writer
Meldrick Taylor's Champions of Tomorrow boxing series will debut June 20 at the Deck at Harbor Pointe in Essington, Delaware County. The card will include welterweight Tim Witherspoon Jr., son of the former heavyweight champion. Also fighting will be middleweight Isiah Seldon, the son of another former heavyweight champ, Bruce Seldon. "We're trying to pack this house and bring boxing back to Philadelphia," promoter Damon Feldman said. Taylor has joined Feldman's promotional team.
NEWS
October 19, 2007 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Blue Horizon - the North Philadelphia destination for rising boxers for 46 years that became a community cultural center with the northward expansion of the Avenue of the Arts - is for sale. The marketing of the famed boxing venue at 1314 N. Broad St. for $6.5 million was confirmed yesterday by part-owner Vernoca L. Michael, who said a deficit caused by falling rentals from banquets and meetings had forced her to "explore my options. " "It's my future," Michael said. "I'm 61 years old and I'm recovering from a major accident . . . that doesn't let me run around anymore.
SPORTS
May 27, 2005 | By Don Steinberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Seven years ago, Ivan Robinson, then a 27-year-old from the Nicetown section of Philadelphia, fought the fight of his life to beat Arturo Gatti in Atlantic City. The Ring magazine named the battle its fight of the year, and its upset of the year, for 1998. Four months later, Robinson beat Gatti again in the rematch. The wins boosted Robinson's record to 27-2 and put higher mountains in his sights. "The hottest lightweight in the country, with the possible exception of world champion Sugar Shane Mosley," The Inquirer called Robinson, as he prepared to face Angel Manfredy, with the winner to get a title shot.
NEWS
January 30, 2001 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Former welterweight boxing champ Meldrick Taylor says he's got a fight scheduled in Europe in March. But the 34-year-old Taylor might not be able to get out of the house. Common Pleas Judge Lynn Bennett Hamlin yesterday approved a plea-bargain and sentenced Taylor to 9 to 23 months of house-arrest, plus three years' probation, after he pleaded guilty to indecent assault and unlawful restraint charges. Taylor, of Shedaker Street, was also ordered to perform 40 hours of community service for his offenses against his ex-fiancee on April 9, 2000.
NEWS
June 21, 2000 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The prosecution wanted the judge to deliver a legal knockout to former welterweight boxing champ Meldrick Taylor. Yesterday, Municipal Judge James M. DeLeon jolted Taylor by holding him for trial on charges of trying to rape his 28-year-old ex-fiancee on April 9. "He is in shock," said defense lawyer Frank M. Spina. Taylor, 33, was held on charges of attempted rape, indecent assault, sexual assault and unlawful restraint. DeLeon dismissed charges of simple assault, false imprisonment, attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and reckless endangerment.
NEWS
May 17, 2000 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Former welterweight boxing champ Meldrick Taylor came away without a decision after his 28-year-old ex-fiancee testified that he sexually assaulted her on April 9. After a preliminary hearing yesterday, Municipal Judge James M. DeLeon promised to rule June 20 on whether Taylor should stand trial on felony charges of attempted rape, attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and sexual assault. Defense lawyers Frank M. Spinao and Larry Charles say if anything, DeLeon should hold Taylor on lesser charges of indecent assault, unlawful restraint and simple assault.
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