Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 3/13/12
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 effectively,
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