Antonio Tarver Wants a Homecoming Defense in Orlando

By Chris LaBate

IBO cruiserweight champion Antonio Tarver would like to stage a homecoming defense in Orlando, Florida. Tarver, 42-years-old, gave his career a new lease on life with a recent stoppage victory over Danny Green in Australia. Tarver has been talking about a possible rematch with Bernard Hopkins, who faces the mandatory challenger to his WBC lightweight heavyweight title, Chad Dawson, on October 15 in Los Angeles. A Hopkins-Tarver rematch is sure to fall in Las Vegas or Atlantic City.

“I want to fight here in Orlando, a big fight, before I retire while I am still on top. I want to definitely sit down with my manager and see if that’s a possibility. All we need is a network willing to show it and a promoter willing to promote it,” Tarver said to the Orlando Sentinel.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by vinny2006 on 08-10-2011

Cunningham, Hopkins or any fighter that has an aggresive fighting style will be able to beat Tarver. If the fighter gets physical with Tarver, he will wear him down and knock him out. Tarvers not going to be knocked out,…

Comment by fastblack on 08-09-2011

Tarver will not fight anyone tough. at 43 years the marginally talented overrated pug has little chance of actually beating a contender at heavy or cruiser. But a pay check is a paycheck and who would actually buy a ticket…

Comment by deejd on 08-09-2011

[QUOTE=jreckoning;10963468]Cunningham lost to Adamek not a big puncher. He was dropped a couple of times too. If the Magic Man hits him, he won't get up. Too bad Cunningham isn't a legend since Tarver would have another legend notch on…

Comment by Cyberspace on 08-09-2011

didn't Green have a rematch clause?

Comment by Hitman932 on 08-09-2011

[QUOTE=Spray_resistant;10962717]Danny Green would beat Zsolt.[/QUOTE] Not a chance. Zsolt would tax Danny Green's sorry ass. Wouldn't knock him out but he'd shut him out 12-0.

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