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.

Premier Sports TV to show Gary Shaw’s ShoBox

Premium Sky channel Premier Sports TV has signed a long-term output deal with Gary Shaw Productions for the company’s ShoBox: The Next Generation.

The show which boasts bouts from the best up and coming fighters in America will now be available on Sky channel 433 starting with unbeaten Cruiserweight Lateef Kayode fighting Nicholas Iannuzzi on Saturday, February 5.