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Antonio Tarver-Mike Sheppard Set on FS1, Nov. 26th

SUNRISE, FLORIDA - Boxing's popular new fight series Golden Boy Live! is back at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. on Tuesday, November 26 with a stacked card featuring the return of former World Champion Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver facing West Virginia veteran Mike Sheppard in the 10 round main event which will be televised on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Also, featured on the card will be the Golden Boy Promotions debut of undefeated Cuban heavyweight star Luis "El Mercedez" Ortiz against a fighter to be announced in the co-featured fight that will get Florida fight fans up and cheering from bell to bell.

"I'm looking forward to getting back into the ring and showing the world that the 'Magic Man' is better than ever and ready for the big fights," said Tarver. "This is the perfect opportunity to make a statement at home and I can't wait."

"Beating someone like Antonio Tarver would be career-altering for me," said Sheppard. "I know what he's accomplished in the sport, but I'm hungry for this and you're going to see the best Mike Sheppard yet."

"I have not fought here in Florida in almost two years and this is what my fans have been waiting for," said Ortiz. "It's going to be a big night in Florida and I will be looking for a knockout."

Tarver vs. Sheppard is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and O'Reilly Auto Parts. The BB&T Center doors open at 7:00 p.m. ET and the first bell rings at 8:00 p.m. ET. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes bi-lingual simulcast will air live at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets priced at $150 (VIP Tables), $75, $50, $40 and $25, not including applicable service charges, are on sale now and available for purchase at all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling (800) 745-3000, online at http://www.ticketmaster.com and at the BB&T Center box office.

A 1996 Olympic Bronze medalist for the United States, Lutz, Florida's Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver (29-6, 20 KO's) is one of the premier fighters of this era, having dominated the light heavyweight division with his signature wins over Roy Jones Jr., Glen Johnson, Eric Harding and Clinton Woods. Now looking for another world title at heavyweight, the southpaw is prepared to take on and beat all comers.

A 16-year pro, Palestine, West Virginia's Mike Sheppard (21-15-1, 9 KO's) has the veteran experience needed to beat a fighter like Tarver, as he will not be intimidated by any foe in the ring. Winner of six of his last nine bouts, including an August victory over Justin Novaria, Sheppard is amped up to score the upset and get a career-defining win.

Owner of nearly 350 amateur wins, Cuba native Luis "El Mercedez" Ortiz (19-0, 16 KO's) is on the fast track to the top of the heavyweight division and the next step on his journey takes place on November 26. Now making his home in Miami, the 34-year-old southpaw has won 10 fights in three rounds or less and another quick finish will be just what his fans want to see.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 10-15-2013

more interested in watching Ortiz fight. maybe GB is showcasing them for a future fight. Ortiz is near the top in the WBA. Ortiz vs tarver soon?

Comment by Tobi.G on 10-15-2013

Mike Sheppard is the best fighter the world has ever seen, so it will be a difficult fight for Tarver. Why the hell is Kayode not fighting?? Another one wasting his career! Kayode should fight, not Tarver!!

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 10-14-2013

[QUOTE=OJ Simpson;13842808]Antonio Tarver looks like one of those talking M&Ms from the new M&M commercials.[/QUOTE] HA! I've heard him called Raisinette head a few times, but never this. Hilarious. :rofl:

Comment by Tyler_Durden on 10-14-2013

I think Antonio Tarver's draw vs Lateef Kayode should have been turned to a loss for Tarver for using PED's instead of a no contest because they basically did him a favor by showing it as NC on his record.…

Comment by .Mexico. on 10-14-2013

Wow they letting this drug cheat fight again, I rather see him back commentating they fighting, he can kill someone with his cheating ass in the ring but commentating at least we know fighters are safe.

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