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IBF Cruiserweight Champion Steve “USS” Cunningham Congratulates New IBO Beltholder Antonio Tarver

by on Jul.22, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA, PA, July 21, 2011 — Reigning IBF Cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham watched yesterday’s fight that saw Antonio Tarver score a ninth round stoppage over IBO champion Danny Green in Australia.

“I would like to congratulate Tarver on going down there and winning the belt.  It takes a lot to go to another man’s home country to win a championship,” said Cunningham, who is known as boxing’s ultimate visitor as he has gone all over the world to both win and defend his world championship. (continue reading…)

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Thoughts on Tarver Fight

by on Oct.16, 2010, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

by Tom Donelson

October 16, 2010 — Many boxers have not been able to simply say no and Antonio Tarver quest for Heavyweight glory is just another example of a fighter who can’t say no.  Tarver was one of the better light heavyweights over the past decade but at 42, he left the safety of the Showtime booth to participate in SHOBOX main event, his virgin ride into the heavyweight division against Nagy Aguilera.
Tarver picked the right opponent in Nagy Aguilera, who despite an advantage of 18 years and being the naturally bigger man, retreated throughout the bout.  Even when Tarver injured his shoulder, Aguilera showed a reluctance to engage.  (continue reading…)

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