Antonio Tarver And The End Of Innocence

Boxing reached a new low this week, and for once it wasn’t Roy Jones, Jr. or Floyd Mayweather leading the charge. It may seem incredible, but in a week which saw Jones offer to fight a fan for a $100,000 prize, Mayweather tour the U.K. and charge £70 for a photo and Manny Pacquiao compare homosexuals with animals, Antonio Tarver somehow managed to outdo them all. His transgression...
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February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Antonio Tarver suspended six months, fined $50,000 for positive test

Heavyweight boxer Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver has reportedly been handed down stiff punishment after testing positive for synthetic testosterone prior to his fight with Steve Cunningham last summer in New Jersey. Antonio Tarver has been suspended six months and fined $50,000 for testing positive prior to his fight against Steve Cunningham, per source. — Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS...
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February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Tarver Issues Statement Regarding Positive Drug Test

On Monday Sports Illustrated’s Steve Mannix reported that former champion Antonio Tarver tested positive for a banned substance ahead of his fight against Steve Cunningham in August. Since the report surfaced, Tarver has broken his silence, vehemently denied the findings and issued the following statement: “A report claims Tarver tested positive for synthetic testosterone....
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Antonio Tarver Jr eager to move up the ladder while learning from father in the gym

Junior middleweight prospect Antonio Tarver, Jr. (2-0, 2 KOs), son of Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver, continues to fight out of his famous father’s shadow this Saturday night in Tampa. The 27-year-old Tarver faces Julian Valerio (2-3) in a four-round bout off-television on the Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN show, headlined by Keith Thurman vs. Luis Collazo, at USF Sun Dome. Tarver...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Antonio Tarver joins the Spike TV broadcast crew for Premier Boxing Champions

Spike TV has added some serious punch to their “Premier Boxing Champions” series announce-team. Five-time, two-division world champion boxer Antonio Tarver and popular Bellator announcer and former professional MMA fighter, Jimmy Smith, will serve as color analysts for Spike TV’s inaugural season of “Premier Boxing Champions.” Spike TV’s first “Premier Boxing Champions”...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Antonio Tarver & Jimmy Smiths Named As PBC Color Analysts

ANTONIO TARVER AND JIMMY SMITH NAMED COLOR ANALYSTS FOR “PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS” SERIES ON SPIKE TV New York, NY, February 19, 2015 – Spike TV has added some serious punch to their “Premier Boxing Champions” series announce-team. Five-time, two-division world champion boxer Antonio Tarver and popular Bellator announcer and former professional MMA fighter, Jimmy Smith...
Via BadCulture
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Antonio Tarver Jr. scores stoppage in 1st pro fight

The professional debut of Antonio Tarver, Jr. this past Monday in Texas resulted in an impressive fourth-round technical knockout over Zachary Briones. His father, 5-time world light heavyweight champion Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs), was supposed to headline a Golden Boy-promote card on Fox Sports 1 against veteran Johnathon Banks (29-2-1, 19 KOs), however, a fracture...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Tarver Jr. makes pro debut Sept 29th; father & son both trained by Orlando Cuellar

A boxing rarity will happen September 29 when Antonio Tarver, Jr. makes his professional debut on the same card his father, Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs), is headlining in a 10-round heavyweight bout against veteran Johnathon Banks (29-2-1, 19 KOs). "This is a blessing," the 26-year-old Tarver, Jr. said about making his pro debut on a card headlined by his 45-year-old...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Champion Antonio Tarver Arrested In Florida

LUTZ, FLORIDA - Former world champion boxer Antonio Tarver was arrested late Saturday night in Pinellas County on a warrant issued by Nevada authorities according to a report on the Tampa tribune.  The report goes on to say Tarver was arrested on a warrant for jumping bail and failure to appear in Clark County, Nevada. Tarver, aformer light heavyweight champion who held WBA, WBC...
Via BadCulture
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Tarver, Randy Caballero, Thomas Williams, Jr. Win, Depress

There are worse ways I can imagine to spend a weekday night than to watch Fox Sports 1's Golden Boy Live program: getting all of the skin on my forehead shaved off by a hyperactive drug addict wielding a big chunk of glass, say, or listening to Aerosmith's "Love In An Elevator" for two hours straight. But it's a small number. Tuesday night, Antonio Tarver returned to the ring after...
Via The Queensbury Rules
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

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