Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Meldrick Taylor is a former Olympic gold medalist and world boxing champion in two weight classes. Taylor, one of many boxing champions hailing from the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, learned his craft in the gyms of his hometown and posted a 99-4 record as an amateur fighter. In 1984, Taylor earned a spot on the 1984 U.S. Olympic team at the age of 17, and claimed the gold medal in the featherweight division. Following his victory, he joined the professional ranks.