Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Tarver Fancies UK Clash, Maybe With David Haye?

By Nick Halling

Former world light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver (30-6, 21KOs) has expressed an interest in fighting in the UK. The Magic Man clearly feels he has some tread left on his tires, and fancies mixing it up on the British heavyweight scene.

Tarver has been busy banging the drum on social media for a fight with former WBA champ David Haye – who’s own status remains up in the air following shoulder surgery. Tarver reckons it’s a guaranteed sellout which will end in a knockout. And he’s probably right on both counts.

If Tarver is serious about this, the news will have already been picked up on the radar of the leading UK-based promoters. It might also give Haye an additional incentive to formally announce his future intentions.  It’s a sure-fire payday all round.

And if anyone might be tempted to suggest that Tarver might be a little long in the tooth for this sort of thing, at 45 years old, there are plenty of precedents. James Tony boxed in a Prizefighter event late last year at the same age, and Matt Skelton’s 47-year-old bones are being dragged off his sofa to face rising star Anthony Joshua next month.

Nick Halling is a commentator for Sky Sports.

Tags: Antonio Tarver image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by KKKonorMcGregor on 06-11-2014

[QUOTE=LacedUp;14652162]Haye won't fight tarver - get real. He'd be a sho in for kiltschko though. Continue his nice stream of mormeck esque opponents.[/QUOTE] David Haye will carry on fighting the Audley Harrisons of the heavyweight division to solidify his ATG…

Comment by ScottWeiland on 06-11-2014

[QUOTE=LacedUp;14652162]Haye won't fight tarver - get real. He'd be a sho in for kiltschko though. Continue his nice stream of mormeck esque opponents.[/QUOTE] Within the phantasy realm you reside I am sure you could justify a Tarver Haye,the guy who…

Comment by yoz on 06-11-2014

[QUOTE=LacedUp;14652162]Haye won't fight tarver - get real. He'd be a sho in for kiltschko though. Continue his nice stream of mormeck esque opponents.[/QUOTE] Oh, come on. Who do you think he will face? My money is on the winner of…

Comment by LacedUp on 06-11-2014

[QUOTE=Scott.Weiland;14652154]Way off he mark.Haye would fight him now or never if he had a strong of successive victories.[/QUOTE] Haye won't fight tarver - get real. He'd be a sho in for kiltschko though. Continue his nice stream of mormeck esque…

Comment by paulf on 06-11-2014

Haye is coming off serious surgery and a long layoff; he's badly need of a tuneup. I mean, look what happened to Martinez last weekend. Tarver can hang at heavyweight, man. This won't be the hardest fight of Haye's career…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (54)
Top Headlines Mayweather: I'm Taking Bigger Risk Than McGregor; Legacy on Line Nicholas Walters Cancels His Return Due To Illness, Eyes Fall Bout Shakur Stevenson: I Plan on Taking Over The Sport of Boxing Paddy Barnes To Return On October 6 In Scotland Whyte: We Are Trying To Make Noise To Get The Wilder Fight White: Malignaggi Had To Leave, He Got His Ass Whooped Bad! Billy Dib vs. Guillaume Frenois Eliminator For Gervonta Davis Terence Crawford-Julius Indongo: Risk All Around Mayweather: McGregor 'Extremely Dirty' Even With Cortez in Camp McGregor: I'm Confident I'll Walk Through Mayweather's Shots Arum Aims To Finalize Pacquiao-Horn Rematch Soon, at Suncorp Beterbiev-Koelling, Magdaleno-Juarez To Land at Cosmo in Vegas Video: Bryant Jennings Talks Joseph Parker, Future Plans Video: Julius Indongo Ready For Terence Crawford Showdown Video: Dillian Whyte Talks Wilder, Parker, American Debut Frampton vs. Gutierrez Will Not Be Rescheduled, Now Cancelled Mayweather Assesses What He Saw in McGregor-Malignaggi Sparring Mike Gavronski vs. Bryan Vera Set For September 9 Espinoza on Why SHO Rejected McGregor-Malignaggi Footage Alex Saucedo vs. Gustavo Vittori on Top Rank's Sept. 22 Card Bob Arum Talks Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux News: Andre Ward Update, Cornflake LaManna, Lucien Reid, More David Benavidez vs. Ronald Gavril Lands on Showtime, Sept. 8 Photos: Alberto Machado, Carlos Morales - Ready For War Photos: Crawford, Indongo - Face To Face at Final Presser Anthony Joshua: No Problem Fighting Luis Ortiz, But Pulev is Next Floyd Mayweather With New Venture, Starts Gym Franchise McGregor 'Very Pleased' With NSAC Picks for Referee, Judges Shawn Porter Withdraws From Thomas Dulorme Clash Skoglund Sparring With Kessler, Ready To Shock Callum Smith Kopylenko vs. Scott Set For September 15 in Rosemont Tyron Zeuge vs. Isaac Ekpo Ordered To Purse Bid on August 28 Roach Says He'll Pick Sparring Partners for Pacquiao This Time Indongo Does Not Rule Out Lipinets Mandatory Showdown Roach: Mikey Garcia Wants Pacquiao - I'd Love To See That Fight! Sanchez: Canelo Best Counter-Puncher, Not Biggest Puncher for GGG Cleverly: Me and Badou Jack Could Be 'Real Fight' of The Night Maurice Hooker on Return, Feels Crawford Will Stop Indongo Late Bradley Skeete Vows To Chase Down Jeff Horn Title Fight Arum Eyes Joseph Parker vs. Bryant Jennings, Next Spring on ESPN
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement