Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 9/6/14

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - JUNE 09: Bernard Hopkins (L) and Antonio Tarver taunt each other after each weighed in at 174 pounds for their IBO Light Heavyweight Championship title fight against on June 9, 2006 at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
On May 26, Antonio Tarver defends his marginal IBO Cruiserweight Title against unbeaten Lateef Kayode. Tarver, 43, breathed some life back into his career with a dominant 9th-round stoppage of streaking Danny Green last year. A win over Kayode would greatly further his cause in a cruiserweight division that is on its way up. In order to do that, Tarver, 29-6 (20), will need to repel the challenge of the strong Nigerian contender who is unbeaten in 18 fights--with 14 knockouts. Kayode also enjoys a 14-year advantage in age. But if you ask Tarver, his age is not a burden, but rather a representation of having far more experience. The “Magic Man” has been to the top of the sport and if Kayode wants to get there, he will need to beat a veteran who showed in his last fight that he can still bring it. Date: May 26, 2012 Site: TBA Titles: IBO Cruiserweight: 12 Rounds Styles Credit: Tom Casino - Showtime Tarver: The southpaw has a crackling left hand that can still reach its target e...
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