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Meldrick Taylor working with Champions of Tomorrow, PA fight card on June 20


Former Olympic Gold Medal winner and two-time world champion Meldrick Taylor has been added to the Champions of Tomorrow Promotional team.

The inaugural event will take place on Thursday night June 20th at the Deck in Essington, PA.

Taylor, who captured Olympic Gold in 1984, went on to win the IBF Jr. Welterweight championship with a 12th round stoppage over Buddy McGirt on September 3, 1988.  Taylor defended the title twice before engaging his memorable fight with Julio Cesar Chavez.  Taylor went on to win WBA Welterweight title with a 12 round unanimous decision over Aaron Davis.  He defended that belt two times and challenged for the world championship on three more occasions.

Taylor joins Marty and Damon Feldman as part of the promotional team.

“It’s great to get back in boxing,” said Taylor.

“I hope to help these young fighters realize their dreams to become world champions and with my experience I hope to be able to provide that insight.  Plus it’s great to work with Damon and his father.  We go back a long time.  In fact Damon fought on one of my undercards.”

Scheduled to appear on the card will be:

In six round bouts: Welterweight Tim Witherspoon Jr. (9-3-1, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia; Middleweight Isiah Seldon (7-0, 3 KO’s) of Atlantic City, NJ and Lightweight Joey Tiberi (9-1, 5 KO’s) of Newark, DE;

In four round bouts: Super Bantamweight Alex Barbosa (4-1-1, 1 KO) of Philadelphia; Pro debuting Lightweight Omar Mangual of Philadelphia; Pro debuting Heavyweight Corey Morley of Philadelphia; Welterweight Terrell James (1-0) of Philadelphia and Lightweight John Dipolito (0-4) of Philadelphia.