Boxing Hall of Fame candidates Class of 2021

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Thirteen of 42 official candidates for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF), Class of 2021 (Modern participants), are USA Boxing alumni, including virtual locks Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Andre Ward.

Members of the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) and an international panel of boxing historians will vote (maximum of 5) for the Class of 2021, which will be announced in early December. … read full article “Boxing Hall of Fame candidates Class of 2021”

Antonio Tarver Wants To Know – What Are Your Favorite KO’s?

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Like the rest of us, former light-heavyweight champ Antonio Tarver is watching classic fights under these odd lock down conditions; classic KO’s in particular. Tarver, who of course gave us one of the most shocking and unexpected KO’s in modern day 175 pound boxing history when he iced the great Roy Jones in just two rounds back in 2004, has taken to Face Book to ask fans to list their favorite KO’s.… read full article “Antonio Tarver Wants To Know – What Are Your Favorite KO’s?”

Antonio Tarver & Mark Breland To Be Special Guests For HOF’s 30th Anniversary

The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver will be a special guest for the Hall of Fame’s 30th Anniversary celebration during the 2019 Hall of Fame Weekend, June 6-9th.

“Each and every year in Canastota I enjoy watching all the greats that paved the way be honored, recognized and enshrined in boxing history.… read full article “Antonio Tarver & Mark Breland To Be Special Guests For HOF’s 30th Anniversary”

Antonio Tarver grateful to USA Boxing

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Future Hall of Famer Antonio “The Magic Man” Tarver (31-6-1, 1 NC, 22 KOs) has just about done it all as a boxer having been an Olympic medal winner and world champion as an amateur, along with capturing five major light heavyweight world titles as a professional, as well as a pair of The Ring magazine’s top honors, and four other world championships in two different divisions.

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Antonio Tarver not done yet, set to face Travis Kauffman June 10

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It seems almost an eternity ago that Antonio Tarver, as a light-heavyweight, stunned the entire boxing world with a second-round KO win over pound-for-pound king Roy Jones Junior. That was back in 2004 and a whole lot has happened since, with “The Magic Man” going through plenty of ups and downs.… read full article “Antonio Tarver not done yet, set to face Travis Kauffman June 10”

Antonio Tarver KO2 Roy Jones Junior: The Biggest Upset In Light-Heavyweight History?

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There have been many monumental boxing upsets in the light-heavyweight division, just as there have been massive upsets in every other weight class in boxing, but can you name a bigger stunner at 175 pounds than the one that took place 14-years ago today?… read full article “Antonio Tarver KO2 Roy Jones Junior: The Biggest Upset In Light-Heavyweight History?”

Dillian Whyte: “I’ll give Antonio Tarver a heart attack with the pace I’d set”

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British heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte is still talking about a potential fight with veteran former light-heavyweight king Antonio Tarver. The two have exchanged words on social media and Whyte says the fight can be made for this September, as long as Tarver does not price himself out and providing he can get a license to box over in the UK. Whyte wants 47-year-old Tarver’s name on his record, and he is sure he’d stop him if the fight did come off.

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Antonio Tarver: “I get up in the morning wanting to surpass the great George Foreman”

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Antonio Tarver, who recently called out British heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte, wants a lot of things: a fight with Whyte, which he feels will lead to a shot at IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua, which he feels would lead to a win that would see him surpass the legendary George Foreman as the oldest-ever heavyweight champ. It might be a long road, but Tarver feels the Whyte fight will see him achieve his latest dream.

Whyte, who boxes in Leeds on July 30, responded to Tarver’s calling him out on Twitter, and Tarver responded to Whyte’s claims that he would “smash him to pieces.” Tarver made it clear, when speaking with Sky Sports, how he wants Joshua and a shot at history, and that a win over Whyte would get him there.

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Dillian Whyte responds to Antonio Tarver’s challenge: “I’d smash him to pieces!”

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Once-beaten British heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte returns to action for the second time since his exciting, but losing, December 2015 fight with Anthony Joshua on July 30, when he will face a TBA in Leeds. Whyte spoke to Sky Sports pundit Johnny Nelson at yesterday’s press conference to promote the stacked Leeds show – topped by the hugely popular Josh Warrington against Patrick Hyland and also featuring Luke Campbell in action and Tyrone Nurse against Tommy Coyle – and he spoke of the problems he has in getting himself a decent fight.

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Is it all over for Antonio Tarver?

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The former light-heavyweight champ has his licence revoked by New Jersey Control Board

Though he has never once been stopped in a fight, former light-heavyweight king Antonio Tarver has been stopped from fighting. At least Tarver – now aged 47 and last seen fighting to a draw with Steve Cunningham – has been stopped from fighting in the immediate future by The New Jersey Control Board.

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