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Old 07-20-2011, 02:00 PM   #1
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Default how would Antonio Tarver do against the champs at cw

Steve Cunningham

Marco Huck

Yoan Pablo Hernandez

Guillermo Jones

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Old 07-20-2011, 02:21 PM   #2
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loses to the upper 2 and wins against the others imo.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:13 PM   #3
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loses to the upper 2 and wins against the others imo.
He is going to kick Huck's ass big time
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:54 PM   #4
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He could beat them all , especially the last 3 .
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:57 PM   #5
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Jones by stoppage!
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:06 PM   #6
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Steve Cunningham

Marco Huck

Yoan Pablo Hernandez

Guillermo Jones

Krzystof Wlodarczk
Cunningham is the only one I'd have as a clear favorite over him...
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:13 PM   #7
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would get smashed a lot, has no chance vs big hitters like hucka, lebe....etc
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:21 PM   #8
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Cunningham is the only one I'd have as a clear favorite over him...
I agree.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:26 PM   #9
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He is going to kick Huck's ass big time
Seems realistic. Huck robbed Lebedev and a shot to bits Roy gave the Russian a hard night.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:40 PM   #10
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Seems realistic. Huck robbed Lebedev and a shot to bits Roy gave the Russian a hard night.
What impressed me with the Lebedev fight was that Huck was obviously losing the fight and never tried to do anything special. Like he new very well that the refs were fixed. He is nothing special and an experience boxer like Tarver could really school him.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:14 PM   #11
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Depends on which Tarver shows up. He's been wildly inconsistent for years now.

Cunningham probably outworks him, and I think Tarver might have problems with his length. That said, Cunningham is a bit chinny, and Tarver might have a chance at the KO.

I think Huck gives him problems if he's trained properly. Tarver is uncomfortable on the inside, and that's where Huck operates best. Plus, while Tarver is longer, Huck is overall bigger and stronger. If Huck gets inside the jab, I think he takes a close one, especially since the fight would have to be in Germany. On the other hand, if Tarver is able to time Huck's lunges, he could end up making Huck look pretty silly and win a wide one.

Jones is as inconsistent as Tarver. Prime for prime, head to head, I honestly think Jones is a better fighter than Tarver. I suspect they'd end up both throwing one punch at a time, and since Jones is actually longer and more powerful than Tarver, I'd give Jones a slight edge. That said, they're both so inconsistent that the winner could really just be whomever shows up that night.

While I rank Lebedev as the #1 guy in the division now, I think he's the best style matchup for Tarver out of this group. His arms are short, and while he's a good counterpuncher, he'll have to jump in a little to get there, and I haven't seen him do much of that. If Tarver stays active, I think he keeps Lebedev mostly at bay and wins a close decision.

Diablo is another inconsistent one. I have no idea how he'd do against a long, semi-slick southpaw. I'm pretty sure he's never faced any. If Tarver from today's fight shows up, I'd favor him pretty substantially.

The other guy I want to mention is Troy Ross, who is basically a younger, fresher version of Tarver. Not quite as good defensively, but very similar and at this point quicker. I think Ross would beat him by decision.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:19 PM   #12
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Seems realistic. Huck robbed Lebedev and a shot to bits Roy gave the Russian a hard night.
You really think Roy gave him a hard night? Seemed to me like Lebedev was carrying Jones, just not doing a great job at it because he knew if he threw anything hard, he'd probably knock him out. He still only lost a round or two, and then when the last round rolled around, he turned up the heat and knocked him out proper.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:23 PM   #13
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i think this was a perfect setup for Antonio. Danny Green is **** but he was able to exploit his popularity and rip off the public in a couple sham fights over the past couple years. This looks like some kind of feat but it isn't. Tarver is to be commended for going 10 rounds, ready for more, as a 40 something, across the world from home. But he battered a complete joke fighter. I think Antonio struggles with any current beltholder.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:49 PM   #14
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beats them all besides cunningham
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