ESPN's Jim Rome Is Burning Tonight With Antonio Tarver

LOS ANGELES, December 16 – They are the best in their chosen fields, one in the boxing ring, and the other in the realm of broadcasting. So, on Thursday, December 16, it will be a clash of the titans when the top light heavyweight in the world, Antonio Tarver, and the always thought-provoking Jim Rome, meet on ESPN’s hit show “Rome is Burning” at 9pm PT / 12am ET.

Tarver, who is finishing up preparations for his highly anticipated championship clash with Glen Johnson at Los Angeles STAPLES Center on Saturday, December 18 (televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 6pm PT / 9pm ET), will discuss this upcoming bout, his stirring knockout victory over Roy Jones Jr., and other topical issues with host Jim Rome.


Perhaps the most respected voice in the world of sports broadcasting, Jim Rome is the leading opinion-maker of his generation. As host of the nation's premiere sports radio talk show, Rome is known for his aggressive, informed, rapid-fire dialogue. Jim has established himself as the top choice of athletes and fans when it is time to know what is going on beyond the scoreboard. Rome's nationally syndicated radio program, The Jim Rome Show, a.k.a. The Jungle, airs on more than 185 radio stations each weekday and boasts more than two million listeners. In addition to his daily radio grind, Rome hosts ESPN's hit show Rome Is Burning, a weekly live, one-hour, provocative sports talk show. The program originates from Los Angeles and features opinion, Rome's "rants," debates, and guest appearances by some of the biggest names in sports.

Tickets for Tarver-Johnson, priced at $25, $50, $125, and $250 are available now at STAPLES Center Box Office (open 9am to 6pm Monday through Saturday) and Team LA at Universal City Walk or by calling Ticketmaster at 213-480-3232. Tickets are also available online at For group sales, please call 1-866-LA-GROUP. Tarver-Johnson is presented by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions and STAPLES Center. is the official sponsor of "True Champions." The event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 6pm( PT) - 9pm (ET.)

Article posted on 16.12.2004

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