|Updated: 3/22/2012 11:57 pm
||Published: 3/22/2012 11:09 pm
MAUMELLE, Ark - Jermain Taylor spent 2 years away from boxing, but when he reconnected with his former trainer Pat Burns he didn't miss a beat.
"The moment he walked in the gym it was like he was never gone," said Burns. "We just started working hard and haven't looked back."
Taylor registered a win over Jessie Nicklow in December, now he's back in the ring training for a fight against Caleb Truax on April 20th in Biloxi, Mississippi.
There's still plenty of work to be done if Taylor wants to return to championship form, but Burns makes sure that isn't a problem.
"You hate him(Burns) sometimes and you don't want to see him," joked Taylor. "He believes, 'let's do it, let's get it done, let's do it' and just when I think he's going to stop 'let's do 1 more.' "
Burns confessed that most people don't get the 2nd chance that Taylor has been afforded. He credits some of that to the way Taylor has taken care of his body, saying that the 33-year old has the body of a 25-year old.
But he quickly adds that most of it has come naturally.
"He's got a talent that's God-given," said Burns. "No coach, no trainers, it's not me. He's got great athletic ability and he's got good determination."
The comeback started in December and according to Team Taylor it won't stop until a belt is back in their corner.
"If he stays grounded," said Burns. "There's no doubt in my mind that he will recapture and be the middleweight champion of the world again."