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Hard-fought draw prompts hard feelings

Jermain Taylor retained the world middleweight title, escaping Memphis on Saturday night with a draw against challenger Winky Wright.

Originally Published: June 17, 2006
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Once again, controversy reigns in boxing.

Did Jermain Taylor win?

Did Winky Wright win?

They called it a draw, and no one was happy.

Taylor retained the world middleweight title, escaping the FedEx Forum on Saturday night with a split draw in a fight packed with more action than many expected.

Judge Melvina Lathan scored it 114-114, judge Chuck Giampa had it 115-113 for Taylor and judge Ray Hawkins had it 115-113 for Wright. ESPN.com at ringside ...

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