From then on, Taylor and Sewell have trained together.
In Taylor's combined amateur and professional career, he has fought in about 225 bouts — a little over 210 as an amateur and 15 as a pro. He has been fighting for 13 years, so he says he has seen it all.
"I've seen everything now since I've been boxing," Taylor said. "I've seen the slugging, fighting, boxing, brawling. I've learned that when a fighter comes towards me, I can see what he is going to bring to the table automatically."
After the first round, Sewell and Taylor say they can see what a boxer is going to do and make the necessary adjustments.
For tonight's six-round bout, the plan is simple: attack.
"We're going to go to his body," Sewell said. "[Rios] is going to be aggressive, so he's going to eat jabs all day. He likes to throw a lot of lead right hands, so when he throws a lead right hand, we're going to smother him and hit him with a hook and take his strength away."
Before tonight's bout, it is unlikely you will see Taylor showing any type of emotion. He'll lace up his gloves anticipating the opportunity to bounce back from his loss, but nobody will be able to tell what he is thinking. He has a stern poker face.
But after Taylor and Rios touch gloves, all should be ready to witness his transformation.
If you go...
WHEN: Tonight (first bell 7 p.m.; doors 6 p.m.)
WHERE: Club One Fitness, 1131 Benfield B'lvd. Millersville, 410-729-3900
TICKETS: $75 ringside, $50 general admission — at the door
INFORMATION: Jeter Promotions (443-882-6101); United Boxers (301-873-7064)
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Tony Jeter, 12-3-1 (9 KOs), Columbia vs. Jose Felix, 11-11-2 (4 KOs), Richmond Hill, Va. (UBO All-American middleweight title/8 rounds)
Venroy July, 9-0-2 (3 KOs), Suitland vs. Zeferino Albino, 4-13-3 (2 KOs), Philadelphia (cruiserweights/4 rounds)
Emmanuel Taylor, 14-1-0 (10 KOs), Baltimore vs. Angel Rios, 9-10-0 (6 KOs), Bronx, N.Y. (junior welterweights/6 rounds)
Sherman Artis, 2-0-0, Severn vs. Allen Perkins, 1-5-0, Frederick (junior middleweights/4 rounds)
Lee Snow, 0-2-0, Baltimore vs. Stephen Franklin, 0-6-0, Martinsburg, Va. (middleweights/4 rounds)
Plus five amateur bouts