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 Last update:  8/6/2011       Read more by Mike Coppinger         
   
Kayode's Manager Blasts Tarver, Talks Fall Return
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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."

Tags: Lateef Kayode , Antonio Tarver



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comment by kokingbill, on 08-07-2011
[QUOTE=mshap]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 anything, his people would be stepping him up in class[/QUOTE] Yo...

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 anything, his people would be stepping him up in class

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 fight than matt godfrey thats for sure. Tarver should aim for a champ Huck on neutral ground would b...

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

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