The Best of the Rest: 175lbs Tier II Tournie - Round 2 - 7: Richard Tiger UD15 Antonio Tarver

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by McGrain, Jul 22, 2021.

Who will win?

Poll closed Jul 25, 2021.
  1. Tiger T/KO

    8.3%
  2. Tiger Points

    50.0%
  3. Tarver Points

    33.3%
  4. Tarver T/KO

    8.3%
  1. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    What i've done is i've lifted top tiers out of my top fifty at the poundage, fiddled it a little bit to minimise guys with no footage and used the remaining 32 names plus some subs to develop a seeded tournament to uncover "the best of the rest" at the poundage, with you, the denizens of the world's greatest boxing history forum, casting the deciding vote.

    Pick your man! Write however many details you like or don't in a post below. But maybe try to post, to keep things moving a little bit. You have three days.

    And let's be nice. No reason for disagreeing over total fantasies after all!


    Round of Thirty-Two Fight 7: Antonio Tarver vs Richard Tiger


    Richard Tiger (60-19-3)
    The mighty **** Tiger is the holder of a patchy career at LHW and although undoubtedly a geat fighter, is he great enough to make meatballs for a large modern LHW? How do we define him at 175lbs anyway? Have at it Classic.

    Antonio Tarver (31-6)
    Tarver was a 6’2 defensively sound southpaw with good athletic ability, and a fine head for distance for all that he could sometimes throw himself off-balance with over-enthusiastic lurching punches, and probably is underestimated in terms of skillset and head-to-head appraisement. In addition to his domination of the series with Jones, Tarver’s most interesting performance may be his revenge TKO of Eric Harding. Harding and Tarver were both inexperienced when they first met in 2000 and went blow-for-blow up until the final third of the fight when Tarver, having suffered a broken jaw at the hands of his surprisingly aggressive opponent, went into survival mode. It was his bravest performance and in many ways I think it made him. By the time of their rematch in 2002 Tarver was a different kind of fighter, exhibiting all that patience and trickery he showed in his third contest with Jones; he took Harding out in five.

    Excellent while dominating the veterans Reggie Johnson, Clinton Woods and Montell Griffin, superb in handing Glen Johnson what was arguably the first legitimate loss of Johnson’s light-heavyweight career, Tarver has built a good resume independent of Roy Jones.
     
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  2. McGrain

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  3. George Crowcroft

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  4. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! Full Member

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    Eh- Not watched a lot of Tarver but no disrespect to Tiger he was a bit of a flash in the pan at LHW.
    He beat Torres and? He was also on a bit of the small side. I favour Tiger to beat almost any MW ever but this I think Is too much to ask from Richard.
     
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  5. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! Full Member

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    Holy moly 22,000+ posts in two years jeez. I never noticed how much time you spent posting here.
     
  6. George Crowcroft

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    Neither did I, I think that was the problem lol
     
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  7. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    Good fight. I've got Tiger coming from behind to stop Tarver.
     
  8. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Man I love Tiger but I don't see him beating Tarver. Tarver's size, counterpunching ability and power at 175 make this a tough one for Tiger to pull off. Not to mention, he never really was a legit 175 pounder. He usually came in under 170.
     
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  9. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    15 rounds I lean toward Tiger,,,,,,Tarver ain't Bob Foster.
     
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  10. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Tiger’s old, little ass isn’t beating Tarver.
     
  11. George Crowcroft

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    Glen Johnson's did.
     
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  12. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Tarver got robbed. I was sitting in the press section. Nobody had Johnson winning. Tarver came back looking bulkier and won the rematch easily.
     
  13. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Tiger wouldn't be the first middleweight he lost to,,,,,see Bernard Hopkins,,,, an old Bernard Hopkins.
     
  14. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    How old was Tarver for the fight and how much weight did he cut leading up to it?

    BHOP>Tiger at 175 too.
     
  15. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    What's your point/ Tarver was too fat and lost weight?