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Cox fell behind when he was nearly pinned early in the match forcing him to have to fight back from a 6-0 deficit. Ultimately, Cox was unable to get the win falling, 6-3. This is what prompted Taylor's response via Twitter.
Shortly after, Kevin Jackson fired back at Taylor.
Cox had the golden goose served on the Golden platter to be WC w/ that draw. He is too talented to have no fight down 6-1. Makes me sick.— David Taylor (@magicman_psu) August 25, 2017
Along with Jackson, Kyven Gadson had a response to Taylor as well.
Those who have competed in a World Championship understand how difficult it is to win the title. Very disappointed in lack of support 4 jden— Kevin Jackson (@CoachKJ__) August 25, 2017
Taylor has wins over Cox, Valiev and Olympic Champion Yazdani Cherati, who were all in the semifinals, and sent this tweet before the matches started. Makoev's resume includes losses to Moza Fay and Nick Marable.
You're not competing this week are you? Ironic how you haven't been to World Championships or Olympic Games.But you're tweeting! Sit down. https://t.co/eA0HDsVR4V— Kyven Gadson (@GadsonStrong) August 25, 2017
So the 86kg World Semi-finals are Valiev vs Yazdani. Cox vs Makoev. pic.twitter.com/JFafLZ5lbH— David Taylor (@magicman_psu) August 25, 2017
After winning his second consecutive bronze medal, J'den Cox had a special message for David Taylor.