ANTONIO TARVER NEWS

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
9 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Tarver rejuvenated, wants David Haye in 2015

All five-time world champion Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs) wants for Christmas is a signed contract to fight former two-division world champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KOs), ideally, during the first-quarter of 2015. Tarver has been sending direct tweets for the past six months to Haye, who hasn't fought in more than two years, without receiving a response. Coming off last...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

A Sour Three Hours On ESPN Thursday Night

It seems that now is as good a time as ever to state that I’ve spoken too soon about the quality of boxing in 2014. After a decent card last week from HBO, we were treated with a laughably awful – no, perhaps not even laughable – three hour special from ESPN Thursday. It’s funny to think about people genuinely complaining about match-ups like Gabriel Rosado vs. David Lemieux...
Via Bloguin Best
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Results: Antonio Tarver TKOs Johnathon Banks, Austin Trout wins

ESPN presented a special-edition Thursday night card last night, headlined by the heavyweight match between Antonio Tarver and Johnathon Banks. In a slow bout which didn't see much action until Tarver went in for the kill, "The Magic Man" won via 7th round TKO, knocking Banks down and then getting the referee to make the stoppage after he immediately jumped back on Banks. It may...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Weigh-in results for tonight’s ESPN card: Tarver vs. Banks, Trout, Escandon & more

The official weigh-in for Goossen Promotions' "Night of Champions" was held at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. You can find the complete weigh-in results for the entire card along with some photos of the fighters right here. The event airs tonight, Thursday, December 11th, as a  three-hour ESPN special telecast on ESPN2 The event starts at 10pm Eastern...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Goossen Promotions Weights From Pechanga

 GOOSSEN PROMOTIONS ESPN BOXING SPECIAL EDITION WEIGH-IN RESULTS FROM PECHANGA CASINO Temecula, CA (December 10, 2014) The Official Weigh-In for Goossen Promotions’ “Night of Champions” was held today at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. Below are the results with photos (Carlos Baeza). The Thursday, December 11th three-hour ESPN Boxing Special  is televised...
Via BadCulture
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Q&A with Johnathon Banks: Talks Tarver, training Wladimir Klitschko & today’s heavyweights

Johnathon Banks (29-2-1, 19 KOs) fights Antonio Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round fight this Thursday, December 11th at the Pechanga Resort and Casino, in Temecula, California. Banks vs. Tarver is part of an ESPN2 special edition card aired in the U.S. With just days until the fight, Banks took some time for this exclusive interview with ProBoxing-Fans.com to talk about...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Tarver vs. Johnathon Banks rescheduled for Dec 11th at Pechanga, televised on ESPN2

A fractured thumb that forced the cancellation of his scheduled September 29th fight with veteran Johnathan Banks (29-2-1, 19 KOs) may prove to have had a silver lining for Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs). Tarver, who turned 46 this past Friday, squares-off Dec. 11 against Banks in a 10-round heavyweight fight, on a Goossen Promotions card, airing live on ESPN2 from Pechanga...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Austin Trout, Chris Arreola, Antonio Tarver & more slated for Dec 11th ESPN card from Pechanga

Goossen Promotions returns to the Pechanga Resort and Casino on Thursday, December 11th with "Night of Champions" an ESPN Boxing Special. Headlining the event will be the return to Pechanga and ESPN of former junior middleweight world champion Austin "No Doubt Trout of Las Cruces, New Mexico in 10-round clash against tough Mexican veteran Luis "Slayer" Grajeda. With a record of 27...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 31, 2014  |  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

Tarver Injured, Diaz V Hidalgo Elevated To Main Event

JOSEPH “JO JO” DIAZ VS. RAUL HIDALGO TO REPLACE ANTONIO TARVER VS. JOHNATHON BANKS AS MAIN EVENT IN MONDAY, SEPT. 29 GOLDEN BOY LIVE! EVENT DUE TO TARVER INJURY Hidalgo, Texas (Sept. 18) – The recently announced junior featherweight bout between Southern California favorite Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz and Mexican warrior Raul Hidalgo has been elevated from the co-main event...
Via BadCulture
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Tarver injured, fight against Johnathon Banks postponed

The recently announced junior featherweight bout between Southern California favorite Joseph "Jo Jo" Diaz and Mexican warrior Raul "Bule" Hidalgo has been elevated to the main event for the Monday, Sept. 29 Golden Boy Live! fight night from the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas due to an injury suffered by former light heavyweight world champion Antonio Tarver. Tarver, who was scheduled...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
September 18, 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

Floyd Mayweather Vs. Marcos Maidana Undercard, Previewed (And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule)

Wow, is it a pay-per-view week again? Time flies when you’re paying huge amounts to view sporting events of dubious quality. Not that there’s anything wrong with the main event rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana on Saturday, it’s just that the undercard is a load of bollocks. Though there are big names, they’re in fights that don’t figure to be competitive...
Via The Queensbury Rules
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather Vs. Marcos Maidana Undercard, Previewed (And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule)

Wow, is it a pay-per-view week again? Time flies when you’re paying huge amounts to view sporting events of dubious quality. Not that there’s anything wrong with the main event rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana on Saturday, it’s just that the undercard is a load of bollocks. Though there are big names, they’re in fights that don’t figure to be competitive...
Via Bloguin Best
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Tarver: I want the heavyweight title & I’ll go through Wladimir Klitschko to get it

The long  journey continues later this month for Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs). The 45-year-old southpaw is on a mission to capture the world heavyweight title. Tarver returns to the ring September 29 against veteran Johnathon Banks (29-2-1, 19 KOs) in the 10-round main event, from State Farm Arena in Hildalgo, Texas. "Al (Haymon, his adviser) has given me this chance...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Tarver Returns 9/29 Against Johnathon Banks

MIAMI (September 4, 2014) – The long, arduous journey continues later this month for 5-time world light heavyweight champion and 2004 U.S. OlympianAntonio “Magic Man” Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs). The ultra-confident 45-year-old southpaw is on a mission to capture the world heavyweight title, undeniably securing his legacy as one of the greatest boxers of all-time. Tarver returns...
Via BadCulture
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Air Force vet Zack Christy makes pro boxing debut Sept 12th at Twin River

No less than 25 yards from where the rocket landed, narrowly missing his vehicle, Zack Christy sprinted into the burning mortuary on his army base in Afghanistan intent on saving anyone who might've survived the blast with little regard for his own safety. "I wasn't necessarily worried about myself," he recalls. "There could've been a kid in there, out cold, bleeding. In those moments...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Tarver returns against Johnathon Banks on Sept 29th in Texas

Monday night boxing will arrive in the great state of Texas on September 29 when FOX Sports 1's Golden Boy Live! presents a showdown between former Light Heavyweight World Champion Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver and Johnathon Banks at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. "I'm happy to be back in the ring and fighting in Texas for the first time," said Tarver, who returns to action...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 reasons Marcos Maidana could upset Floyd Mayweather

Mayweather vs. Maidana Is Not a Lost Cause for Maidana: Now that we know who Floyd Mayweather will be fighting, you may already be assuming that he will pick up yet another easy win. But not so fast. There are still reasons why all is not completely lost, as there is actually still hope for Maidana and the fans. Let's be clear, maybe not a ton of hope. But there is hope. Here are...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Tarver’s legal issues, Al Haymon pays his debt

Antonio Tarver has gotten into some hot water as of late. A bit more than that, actually, as Tarver was arrested stemming from an unpaid $200,000 debt to the Wynn in Las Vegas, Nevada from 2012. Tarver spent some time in Pinellas County Jail in Florida and was then released after Al Haymon, who else, paid his bail. Apparently Haymon did more than that though, lending Tarver the ...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 06, 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’s Mugshot Is Not Profile Picture Material

Antonio Tarver was arrested late Saturday night in Florida on a warrant for jumping bail and failure to appear in court on fraud charges. His mug shot is shown above, and it’s less than flattering. I think it’s safe to say that one is not going in the scrapbook. [Photo via TMZ] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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