Tarver: After Kayode, Bring on The Klitschko Brothers

By Luis Sanodval

Antonio Tarver makes it no secret that before he decides to hang up his gloves for good he wants a shot at a Heavyweight title. Currently the Heavyweight division has been monopolized by the Klitschko brothers as between them, they hold all 4 of the major belts.

Tarver understands his path to a Heavyweight championship will need to go through the Klitschkos but he’s more than willing to take on either. The former Light Heavyweight champion spoke about getting the opportunity to fight one of the Klitschko’s and his thoughts on them.

“It’ll be a dream come true. But Vitali and Wladamir [Klitschko], they’ve been hearing me but they ain’t saying nothing. So we’re going to have to put it on display and let them know that I should be taken serious. Size never made a difference. And I know every time they’ve been in a tough fight they wilted” expressed Tarver.

“That’s all I want; to bring them something tough. Something they haven’t been used to.  A guy with my boxing IQ, at 215 [pounds], and a guy with my punching power; which they’re going to under estimate until they get clipped on the chin. I will let everybody know this not a muscle” said Tarver as he touched his chin. “You can protect it with all the muscle you want but if somebody clips that chin on the right spot; lights out”.

At 43 years old, Tarver has a limited time to try to make more meaningful fights. But if he should lose, that will be where he draws the line. His last defeat came in 2009 at the hands of Chad Dawson but he has since put together back to back wins including a victory over Danny Green. If he loses then Tarver is ready to call it a career and ride off into the sunset.

“All I need is one opportunity. It isn’t going to be no big deal where I’m coming back multiple times after I’ve lost to a better man. When I lose to the better guy, I’m hanging them up point blank period. I did everything I wanted to do and achieve and accomplish in boxing” said Tarver.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @Truewest007. You can also tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene’s official audio show every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

Tags: Antonio Tarver image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ballgamessuck on 06-03-2012

[QUOTE=ballgamessuck;12199796]Tarver has been calling out the Klitbros since he knocked out RJJ. Does he actually think he can beat either one or is he just trying to get paid? I dont feel he would have a snowballs chance in hell…

Comment by SnoopySmurf on 06-03-2012

[QUOTE=Carpe Diem;12200957]He'd get KTFO. If Tarver isn't broke, then i don't see why he would want a fight against the Klitschko Brothers.[/QUOTE] Who's the girl in your sig? Holy ****, she's hot!

Comment by Carpe Diem on 06-03-2012

He'd get KTFO. If Tarver isn't broke, then i don't see why he would want a fight against the Klitschko Brothers.

Comment by Gojira on 06-03-2012

Well, so much for that. The Klitschko's live to fight another day.

Comment by WESS on 06-03-2012

even fight going into the 9th... Tarver is looking to clown this fool...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (16)
Top Headlines Boxer Tries To Leave The Ring Mid-Count After Being Dropped Roach: Pacquiao Has Been Hurting Me, Expect a Different Manny! Former World Champion Seriously Injured, Attacked With a Sword "Fighting Words" - Breaking Down 2016's Fighter of the Year Race Golovkin's Coach: GGG Beats Kovalev, Ward and Stevenson David Lemieux: I'm Not 100% Satisfied With The Rios Win Klitschko Confirms Title Fight, Won't Confirm The Opponent Sergey Lipinets To Face Lenny Z on Charlo vs. Williams PBC Card Photos: David Lemieux Powers Past Cristian Fabian Rios Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz Could Head To The United States Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Dominik Britsch on December 10 Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera No Longer Rivals - Photo Roy Jones: If No Canelo, Golovkin Must Take a Risk and Move Up! Video: Buboy Fernandez Breaks Down Pacquiao vs. Vargas Bout Video: Manny Pacquiao Discusses Camp, Vargas Fight, More Roy Jones Jr: I'm Addicted To Boxing, No Retirement Right Now Frankie Gavin Rules Out Retirement, Wants Eggington Rematch Parker's Promoter Faces Resistance on Funding For Ruiz Event Frank Warren Details Thoughts on WBA/WBO Heavyweight Belts Jorge Linares Targets Mikey Garcia, Hopes To Face Him in 2017 Judah: Brook Showed Golovkin is Not Invincible, Canelo Can Win Photos: Sam Eggington Drills Frankie Gavin in Birmingham War Photos: Craig Cunningham Shocks Anthony Ogogo By TKO Pacquiao's Co-Trainer Expects Vargas To Fall in Later Rounds Chavez Sr: My Son Will Continue Relationship With Al Haymon De La Hoya: I Knew Pacquiao Would Beat Me Up, I Was a Dead Man Provodnikov, Pirog, Avanesyan, Troyanovsky Part of Reality Show Eduardo Hernandez Blasts Out Victor Terrazas in Two Rounds Luis Nery Closes in on Title Shot at Bantamweight David Lemieux Dominates Cristian Fabian Rios, Wins Decision Steven Butler Crushes Trotter in One, Maduma is Upset Photos: Manny Pacquiao Mobbed as He Arrives in Los Angeles Kevin Lerena Edges Micki Nielsen: Budler, Van Heerden Win Mikey Garcia Aims To Make a Statement With Dejan Zlaticanin Vazquez: I Took 'Worst Deal of My Career' To Get Juanma in There Marquez: I Beat Pacquiao Four Times, No Reason For Fifth Time! Jamie Cox Outpoints Rios in Foul-Fest, Wins WBO Regional Belt Sam Eggington Drops, Batters Frankie Gavin for Knockout in Eight Craig Cunningham Drops, Shocks Anthony Ogogo For TKO Win Kal Yafai Wins, Faces Luis Concepcion on 12/10 in Manchester

Latest Active Forum Threads