Tarver fails drug test from Kayode bout

IBO cruiserweight champion Antonio Tarver has tested positive for the banned anabolic steroid drostanolone, from a sample taken before his June 2 defence against Lateef Kayode at the Home Depot Center in California.

Tarver fought his younger opponent to a draw that night but the result is likely to be changed to a no-decision after the veteran failed the urine test administered by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).

Four Warned fight night pictures

The age-old question of who wins out – experience or youth – was only half answered Saturday night on a compelling night of fights on the Four Warned quadrupleheader at the Home Depot Center.

Four Warned weigh-in pictures

All eight protagonists on Saturday night’s massive ‘Four Warned’ quadrupleheader made weight yesterday ahead of their respective showdowns at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.

IBO cruiserweight champion and fight commentator Antonio Tarver weighed in at 198lbs while his unbeaten challenger came in a touch heavier and whole lot more ripped at 199lbs.

Four Warned final presser pics

All eight fighters participating in Saturday’s ‘Four Warned’ bill participated in a final press conference on Thursday, just two days before the highly anticipated June 2 quadrupleheader.

Tarver: ‘I’m the last Mohican’

Veteran cruiserweight IBO champion Antonio Tarver has labeled himself the ‘last Mohican’ going into his fight with unbeaten prospect Lateef Kayode on June 2 at the Home Depot Center in California.

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Tarver vs Kayode press conference pictures

Boxing pundit and current IBO cruiserweight champion Antonio Tarver came face to face with unbeaten prospect Lateef Kayode in what was a rapturous press conference on Monday to announce their June 2 showdown.

Hopkins and Tarver trade words

Former foes and current world champions Bernard Hopkins and Antonio Tarver engaged in a war of words on social network site Twitter, re-igniting their an ongoing feud the pair have shared since their meeting in 2006.

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Hopkins: ‘I want rematch to prove Dawson ain’t s**t’

Bernard Hopkins has called for a rematch with Chad Dawson after the WBC and Ring Magazine announced that they would continue to recognize the veteran fighter as the light-heavyweight champion.

Hopkins welcomed the decision by the WBC to restore him as champion and call the fight a technical draw, going on Twitter to chastise his critics and Dawson for his behaviour after the fight.

Tarver: ‘I want the rematch Hopkins never honoured

New IBO cruiserweight champion Antonio Tarver has revealed he wants to fight Bernard Hopkins in a rematch that wasn’t ‘honoured’ by the veteran light-heavyweight champion after their 2006 encounter.

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