Re: Fight that never happened 2007: Jermain Taylor vs Edison Miranda
Edison Miranda is facing an uncertain future after departing from manager Greg Wantman in the wake of the defeat.
The battle-hardened Colombian was taken down in nine rounds by tough Livepudlian Bellew in London and Wantman was surprised that Miranda quit in the ring with the promise of another world title challenge against Carl Froch.
Miranda seems to have been around the higher end of the rankings for an age, despite being just 31, but Wantman believes that the end could be close for ‘Pantera’ following losses in five of his last eight outings and weight problems away from boxing.
“As far as Edison is concerned, who knows what the future holds,” Wantman told World Boxing News.
“To me he was a huge waste of talent that could have made a lot of money if he was able to control his weight.
“He almost starved himself to make 160lbs for the Pavlik in 2007 fight losing over 20lbs in two days and that was the turning point of his career. He should have won that fight and moved on to face Jermain Taylor in what would have been built up to be a huge fight, but It was all downhill from there.
Boo, Just stop it.