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Jermain Taylor says he is "not ready to be written off" as he prepares for the new Super Six World Boxing Classic event.


Former middleweight king Taylor returns to the ring to face the undefeated Arthur Abraham at super-middle in the German's home city of Berlin on October 17.


The American lost to Briton Carl Froch in his last outing back in April - his third loss in four fights - and his future has ben called into question.


However, he insists he will not be in Berlin simply to make up the numbers and has vowed to get his career back on track.


"If anyone thinks I'm lacking in confidence or feeling any pressure, they're dead wrong," said Taylor.


"Just because I've lost a few fights, I'm not ready to be written off.


"Sometimes a fighter can lose and get beat up with that loss. That has not happened to me.


"I beat myself in every fight I lost, but I have learned from my mistakes. I'm a better fighter because of the losses."


However, Taylor is under no illusions that tackling the German on his home patch will be anything other than a tough assignment.


"I know Abraham has a strong fan base in Berlin and he will have the hometown crowd on his side," added Taylor.


"But the pressure will be on him to perform in front of the hometown crowd and come away with the victory, not me.


"Sometimes the hometown crowd can work against you because you want to do so well.


"I respect Arthur as a fighter. He has good power and he's a smart fighter. I know he will be well prepared, but I smell victory in the air for this fight."


Members of Taylor's camp are also confident.


Trainer Ozell Nelson said: "We have done our homework on Arthur Abraham. We have looked at all 30 of his fights on tape and know exactly how we are going to fight him. Speed kills and we have speed on our side against Arthur."


Froch faces Andre Dirrell in the second fight of the round-robin tournament later that night.


The tournament aims to produce the best super-middleweight on the planet and is due to run until spring 2011.


It also features Mikkel Kessler and Andre Ward, who will meet in November.




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I am very happy to see Taylor in this tournament.

but i fear that he will get hurt in a fight against punchers like Kessler and Abraham.


But i think that he is showing more courage than Kelly Pavlik who wouldnt meet Abraham

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