Having won two world boxing championships, former boxer Meldrick Taylor has earned a substantial amount of money in his boxing career. The 52-year-old is a native of Pennsylvania and was born on October 19, 1966. Despite a stellar amateur career, he was unable to keep up his success and his career ended in 2002. In addition, Taylor has been on the ballot for the International Boxing Hall of Fame for several years.
The former boxer is now living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with his wife, and they have two children. Their house is located near a barber shop, a library, and Mount Sinai Tabernacle Baptist Church. A handwritten sign outside their house advertises a two-bedroom apartment for rent. However, the house was closed when a reporter tried to knock on their door.
Taylor is no stranger to legal troubles. In 1997, he was suspended by the State Athletic Commission for failing to appear at a scheduled 10-round welterweight fight in Altoona, PA. Taylor then pleaded guilty to a charge of insurance fraud and was released on an unsecured bond.
Meldrick Taylor’s boxing career began in November 1984 in New York’s Madison Square Garden. He fought a variety of nondescript journeymen and then climbed into the world rankings after defeating James (Buddy) McGirt in the final round of their IBF light welterweight title fight. He was also a member of the 1984 Summer Olympic team. During his nine-year career, Taylor won three gold medals. He was also the youngest Olympic champion of all time.
Taylor’s boxing career has earned him more than $100 million in his lifetime. He has won two world boxing championships, and has been ranked as one of the best fighters in ten different categories. He was the youngest boxer to ever win an Olympic gold medal and is the only boxer under 20 to win a boxing gold medal in Los Angeles. As of this writing, Taylor’s net worth is estimated at $1 to $5 million. He has also earned his share of publicity, including an interview on HBO’s “Legendary Nights” in 2003.
The former boxer was arrested on June 4, 2019 in North Philadelphia. Taylor was involved in a 90-minute standoff with a tenant, and the incident appeared to be a landlord-tenant dispute. Taylor then threatened the tenant with a revolver, and the tenant protested. Taylor was released on an unsecured bond, but he has not apologised for his actions. He also stated that he prefers not to talk about the details of his divorce.
Meldrick Taylor has had only one previous relationship. He was married to Gina McGrit for a little over a year. However, she is also rich, and she has kept her personal life out of the public eye.
Aside from his boxing career, Meldrick Taylor has also had an impressive family life. His father was a farmer, and his mother is a songwriter. In addition, Taylor has an older brother and two sisters. He also has a stepfather.