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Taylor leaves hospital after KO

Jermain Taylor
Taylor was knocked out in the 12th round on Saturday

American boxer Jermain Taylor has been released from hospital in Germany following his 12th-round knockout by Arthur Abraham in Berlin on Saturday.

Taylor was sent to the canvas with 14 seconds remaining in his opening Super Six clash with the undefeated German.

The 31-year-old was taken to hospital as a precaution after suffering from concussion-like symptoms.

"I want thank all my fans and those concerned and let everyone know I'm doing just fine," said Taylor.

"I want to congratulate Arthur Abraham on his victory and wish him well in the tournament. Right now my plans are to relax and enjoy my vacation in Europe with my wife, Erica."

It was the second successive fight that Taylor had been knocked out in the final round.

In April the 31-year-old was beaten by Britain's Carl Froch who stopped the American with just 14 seconds left.

see also
Dominant Abraham defeats Taylor
17 Oct 09 |  Boxing
Froch battles to points victory
18 Oct 09 |  Boxing
BBC Sport's guide to the Super Six
14 Oct 09 |  Boxing
Froch signs for Super Six series
13 Jul 09 |  Boxing
Froch stuns Taylor with late show
26 Apr 09 |  Boxing

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