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Tarver Ready: Beating Klitschko Might Get Steward Fired

By Phil D. Jay

After the recent comments from legendary trainer Emanuel Steward regarding a possible United States clash between his fighter Wladimir Klitschko, and IBO cruiserweight champion Antonio Tarver, who admits the unified heavyweight champion is in his future plans.

The 42-year-old boxer, who destroyed seasoned champion Danny Green in his last fight, told WBN that he will fight once more at the cruiserweight limit before bulking himself up for an assault on the Klitschko brothers’ dominance in the heavyweight division.

“Well Manny knows boxing and he understands what a fight between Wlad and I could mean,” Tarver told World Boxing News. “But I don't even believe he could see the outcome of that fight. He believes I'll test him, but no way [does] he believe I would beat him. That in itself might get him fired!"

“I plan on fighting late December and although no opponent has been confirmed, it might be a title defence at cruiserweight and then I'll stay in shape [and] work my way to a solid 215-pounds. Then I will make my plan the take over the world.”

The American also ruled out a return with Green if he comes through his WBC title shot against Poland’s Krzysztof Wlodarczyk in Australia next month and will concentrate on building on his one heavyweight contest in 2012.

“I don't think Green would ever make the same mistake twice so if he wins, hell no,” said Tarver on a rematch with ‘The Green Machine.’ “After my fight in December, my goal is to become the heavyweight champion of the world.”

Phil D. Jay covers the boxing scene for worldboxingnews.net

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Nonitard on 10-31-2011

he really does look like a milk dud after Klitchko is done with him he will look like a raisin

Comment by Medved on 10-31-2011

I think you guys always miss the point. Here's translation of what Tarver said: "IM RICH BIAAATCH, PLEASE FIGHT ME KLITSCHKO, FINALLY I GET TO CASH OUT, HELLZ YEA, GONNA BET MY PURSE ON WLAD BY KO, WHOOOPDIWOOOOOOOOOO, I QUIT…

Comment by Ryannn on 10-31-2011

[QUOTE=clmags12;11353059]Can't hate Tarver for aiming high, but he would get a slow smashing by either Klit. Haha someone called him a milk dud![/QUOTE] the resemblance is uncanny [IMG]http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSyITRV14u4bhAgrBtAxQ2dclbH0IpKlV-g9ucw7tWMtQLBh0TLZiTqDW46[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.canadastarboxing.com/images/fighters/antonio-tarver-0508-0602.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by Superflo777 on 10-31-2011

This bum got a lucky gift decision win against a 50 year old washed up Rocky Balboa and he wants to take on Wladimir? Dream on.

Comment by clmags12 on 10-31-2011

Can't hate Tarver for aiming high, but he would get a slow smashing by either Klit. Haha someone called him a milk dud!

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