Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Kayode's Manager Blasts Tarver, Talks Fall Return

By Mike Coppinger

Undefeated crusierweight Lateef Kayode -- coming off his career-best victory over Matt Godfrey in June on ShoBox -- looks to capitalize on his big win, fighting next on Aug. 27 or Sept. 5, possibly against Brian Minto.

"As we look at our possible opponents, seasoned fighters who have been in with the best, Minto is on a short list of opponents we'd love to fight," said Steve Feder, Kayode's manager. "He's experienced at both heavyweight, and cruiser. We think it would be a great match. We hope Brian will step up and take the challenge."

While Minto would represent a "good step up fight", according to the 28-year-old Kayode's trainer Freddie Roach, the Nigerian-born power-puncher has his eyes one of his biggest critics.

"It's clear that Antonio Tarver has no intentions of fighting us," Feder continued. "We respectfully challenged him and never got a response other then being told by our promoter (Gary Shaw) that Tarver would never take that fight. I like Tarver, but he's been highly critical of Lateef when on ShoBox and Lateef would like to give him a chance to critique him up close and personal in the ring."

"No matter, 2011 leading into 2012 will be a very interesting year."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kokingbill on 08-07-2011

[QUOTE=mshap;10956769]Kayode is a glorified B fighter with a very well-connected trainer -- very limited skill set -- all this is reflected in naming a club fighter and trial horse like Minton as a future opponent -- if Kayoda really had…

Comment by mshap on 08-07-2011

Kayode is a glorified B fighter with a very well-connected trainer -- very limited skill set -- all this is reflected in naming a club fighter and trial horse like Minton as a future opponent -- if Kayoda really had…

Comment by Kannabis Kid on 08-07-2011

Ya I do think kayode ducking flores, but kayode vs minto isnt that bad Minto can punch and Kayode been hit alot in his last fights plus he only throws in spurts I think Minto gonna put up a better…

Comment by wslay on 08-06-2011

Tarver ducking Kayode? How about Kayode ducking BJ Flores?

Comment by knockoutkid on 08-06-2011

How about Huck he is there for the taking

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Linares: I'd Love To Face Mikey Garcia in Las Vegas, LA, Anywhere Michael Devine Announces Retirement From Boxing Ohara Davies: Mayweather Advised TMT Boxers To Avoid Me Javier Fortuna Extends Pact With Sampson Boxing Hasim Rahman Jr. Pro Debut Pushed Back To April 14 Jean Pascal To Nick Diaz: You Coward, Don't Talk Sh*t - Fight Me! Lemieux vs. Reyes, Diaz vs. Avila Added To Canelo-Chavez Saunders To Golovkin: If You Have a Pair of Balls, Sign The Contract! Team GB Release Four Fighters: Bateson, Cameron, Marshall, Davies Hearn: Crolla Should Get at Least 1 Million For Flanagan Bout Porter Thinks Chavez Won't Be an Easy Fight For Canelo Lemieux May Land on Canelo-Chavez, Future Foe For Canelo? Okolie on Burns vs. Indongo: Great To Be On Another Big Bill Golden Boy's Diaz: I Felt Jacobs Beat Golovkin, Canelo Will Too! Jorge Linares vs. Anthony Crolla II: Post-Fight Report Card Langford: If No Golovkin Deal, Saunders Will Have To Face Me! Josh Taylor Impressed With Recent Win, Expects a Big Future Hearn: Eubank Contacted Me For Bellew Catch-Weight Fight! Liam Smith vs. Liam Williams: Jimmy Kilrain Kelly Breaks it Down Keenan Smith Tops Card in Atlantic City on April 22 Buster Douglas: Pacquiao Would Beat Mayweather, Maybe By KO Kyotara Fujimoto vs. Herman Ene-Purcell in Play For May Boxing's Pound For Pound Debate Is Tougher Than Ever Golovkin's Coach Fires Back at Kell Brook, Ingle Over Fight Claims Evander Holyfield vs. Lagos Politician - Exhibition Fight on May 25 Photos: Yvan Mendy Gets Win Before Near Empty Venue Ray Robinson Stops Claudinei Lacerda in Seven Rounds Golovkin's Coach Reacts To 'Keyboard Judges' Saying Jacobs Won Kovalev Shreds Ward: My Goal is To Knock Him Out! Hunter Says Andre Ward Can Still Make 168 For Golovkin Fight Murat Gassiev To Make First Defense in May or June Aldo Doubts Mayweather-McGregor Gets Beyond UFC Obstacles Marquez Tabs Golovkin as Boxing's New Pound-For-Pound King Anthony Karperis Stops Scott Burrell in Four Rounds Cedric Vitu-Marcello Matano IBF Eliminator For Jarett Hurd Shot Mayweather: 'Triple L' Golovkin Came Up Short, I'd Work Him Over! Lawrence Okolie To Box On Burns vs. Indongo In Glasgow Anthony Crolla Not Ruling Out Move To Junior Welterweight Rob Brant To Take Stay Busy Fight, Then Murata-N'dam Winner Photos: Jorge Linares Dominates Anthony Crolla - MEGA Gallery
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement