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Taylor -vs- Pavlik Official for September 29!

Taylor's last fight at middleweight will come against his great challenge, the legitimate number one middleweight contender!

Good news, found at Boxingtalk courtesy of Greg Leon! The World Middleweight Championship between defending Champion Jermain Taylor and Mandatory Challenger Kelly Pavlik was finalized today for September 29 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. This will be Taylor's last fight at the weight limit of 160lbs. It is understood that there is a rematch clause in the contract, but it stipulates that a rematch must happen at the Super Middleweight Limit of 168lbs. This means that we will see Taylor in another major test, this one finally coming against a legitimate middleweight for the first time in over a year. His last two defenses have come against Jr Middleweights Kassim Ouma and IBF Jr Middleweight Champion Cory Spinks. Pavlik, in the eyes of many, is the consensus number one contender in the middleweight division. Both combatants, Taylor and Pavlik, are undefeated. The fight will be televised on HBO World Championship Boxing.