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Lateef Kayode Eyes Roy Jones Jr., Heavyweight Run

By Phil D. Jay

California-based Nigerian Lateef Kayode is looking to build on his impressive showing against IBO cruiserweight champion Antonio Tarver in June and gain the world title shot he believes he deserves.

The ‘Power’ fought out a credible draw with the ‘Magic Man’ at the Home Depot Center in a fight that some thought he did enough to win, although Kayode does remain undefeated in his 19 contests.

At 29, Kayode has plenty of time to fulfil his ambition of becoming the world cruiserweight champion and told WBN that he will then be heading to the top division in the hope of winning the biggest prize in sport.

“I'm ready to fight at any time. Anybody that is coming now I'm ready for,” Kayode told World Boxing News.

“I have called out (former world champion) Danny Green but he hasn't said anything or responded so we are talking about Roy Jones and I'm ready for anyone.

“I know I deserve a shot at a title because I proved it to the world when I fought Tarver. I know where I am right now. I'm training so hard.  I have just finished running and will go train at the gym later for four hours. I'm ready. I deserve that shot.”

43 year-old Tarver has since reportedly failed a drugs test in the wake of their fight as talk of a rematch intensified and Kayode believes he has been unfairly criticized for giving his strong opinion on the matter.

“People that judge me, or what I said about him, a lot of people went to YouTube talking about me,” explained Kayode.

“They shouldn't judge me. That's the reason why I said what I said. I proved in the ring that I am the better fighter and then this comes out.”

On the heavyweight move, Kayode added: “Definitely. I want to be the cruiserweight champion, but then I will move up to heavyweight."

Phil D. Jay covers boxing for worldboxingnews.net

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jray100k on 08-12-2012

Have you all heard this old saying...that you should be careful of what you ask for because you just might get it?. Well, RJ asked for a chance to fight for the Cruiserweight Title and it looks like he is…

Comment by Deontay Wilder on 08-11-2012

If this guy lands, Roy's legs are done for. But he's probably the only guy with a cruiserweight belt that Roy has a chance to beat at this stage. **** it, I guess this fight is inevitable.

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 08-08-2012

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;12408981]California-based Nigerian Lateef Kayode is looking to build on his impressive showing against IBO cruiserweight champion Antonio Tarver in June and gain the world title shot he believes he deserves. [[URL=http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&id=55830]Click Here To Read More[/URL]][/QUOTE] :pat:...no comment!!

Comment by Deontay Wilder on 08-08-2012

Tarver vs. Kayode, I think that's the one where the referees couldn't tell the two guys apart and had to call it a draw.

Comment by MJ223 on 08-08-2012

[B]Won't be seeing you on a network anymore anytime soon......[/B]

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