Photos: Tarver, Caballero, Ortiz, Lubin, Galarza Win
By Reynaldo Sanchez
BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida - Former world champion Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs), 45-years-old, returned to the ring after a long layoff, now as a heavyweight, dropped Mike Sheppard (21-16-1, 9 KOs) three times in the fourth round to score a TKO victory.
Bantamweight prospect Randy Caballero (20-0, 12 KOs) dropped Jessy Cruz (10-5-1, 4 KOs) twice for a seventh round technical knockout.
Light heavyweight prospect Thomas Williams Jr. (15-0, 10 KOs) secured a ten round unanimous decision over very experienced veteran Yusaf Mack (31-7-2, 17 KOs). The scores were 99-91, 98-92 and 98-92.
Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz (18-0, 15 KOs) drilled Alex Gonzalez (20-9, 10 KOs) for a first round TKO victory.
Heavyweight prospect Dominic Breazale (8-0, 8 KOs) stopped Keith Barr (11-5, 3 KOs) in two rounds.
Highly regarded welterweight prospect Erickson Lubin (1-0, 1 KO) made his pro debut with a very quick first round stoppage of Eric De Jesus (1-1, 1 KO).
Lightweight Albert Bell (3-0, 1 KO) picked up a four round unanimous decision win over Angel Hernandez (1-3). All three judges had it scored 39-37.
Featherweight prospect Dennis Galarza (1-0, 1 KO) made his pro debut, taking out Harold Torres (0-4) in the first round.
Man, the old milk dud is really starting to look like the other "Magic Man" (Magic Johnson, not Paulie).Comment by LouIE G on 11-27-2013
Arreola. Vs tarver make it happenComment by Tyler_Durden on 11-27-2013
Fighters who fight past their prime and into their 40's are always saying that they can still fight and that they are not too old. So then they go and fight club fighters or other past their prime fighters and…Comment by JrRod on 11-27-2013
I know it was a weekday and all, but you'd figure they would be able to put more than 400 people there.Comment by U_TALKING_2_ME? on 11-27-2013
Hahahaha, Taver looks like James "The Grim Reaper" Roper (Damon Wayans) from the movie "The Great White Hype" after getting in "shape" for his fight with Terry Conklin.Post a Comment/View More User Comments (6)