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Tarver: I'm Going To Let My Hands Go With Green

Antonio Tarver has promised fight fans will see a different fighter then he makes his cruiserweight debut later this month.

The former light-heavyweight world champion will challenge Australian Danny Green for the IBO title on July 20.

Having lost back-to-back fights with Chad Dawson in 2008 and 2009, Tarver is rebuilding his career and last time out - in October - beat Nagy Aguilera at heavyweight when he weighed in at a whopping 221lbs.

Now preparing to fight at the 200lbs limit, Tarver said: "I'm in great shape, you're going to see my muscles, you're going to see me looking fabulously in shape and you're going to see a different fighter.

"I'm going to let my hands go like I did in most of my best light-heavyweight fights, when I fought guys like Glen Johnson the second time.

"When I let my hands go and I'm standing there toe-to-toe and boxing sort of like I did with Clinton Woods, I'm a hard guy to beat."

The American is not too bothered about Green, saying the Sydney fight will boil down to how he performs.

"I haven't watched any film on Green. I've seen some fights, but I let my trainers do that. I'm not worried about film because I can watch any film, and nobody he's faced looks like me.

"I don't get stuck on watching film too much because the last time I did that, it was against Eric Harding. By watching film I never thought that Eric Harding could ever beat me on my worst night, and it was one of my worst losses. I got my jaw broke, and I never did that again.

"I worry about me. I'm not really worried about Danny Green because he's got two hands and he can't throw but one at a time, and that's a simple thing to worry about - one punch at a time coming at me.

"He's not going kick me, he's not going to throw both hands, so I simplify it. We're going see what his best hands can do against my two best hands."

His trainer Jimmy Williams says Tarver is "sharp as he's ever been" at the age of 42.

Williams, who Tarver has returned to again having worked with him as a child, said: "he's been fighting for almost 20 years and it's still in him.

"I brought him back to the basics and fundamentals that got him to where he was.

"He's bigger than Danny Green, taller, and more experienced. The guy has no skills...we can run him."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by martin_1995 on 07-07-2011

Green is going to kill this bum. He is a disgrace for the decaying sport. I'll like to see Green make a very lucrative fight like he deserve. He's been underestimated even when he is one of the best pfp…

Comment by Da7thsign on 07-07-2011

Does anyone have any videos or pics of him training? I want to see what kind of shape he is in because he's talking as if he's back in prime shape, but the last time he was fighting it was…

Comment by Evil Abed on 07-07-2011

Fix the title.

Comment by TyrantT316 on 07-07-2011

Tarver frustrates me. I am actually ok with him commentating...but his fighting in recent years lacks passion. He's too relaxed and for a period I think got too focused on landing more Jones KO2ish shots on all of his opponents…

Comment by Thickear on 07-07-2011

Tarver will be found wanting for energy, even in a slow motion fight. Granny Deen by decision.

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