What was the best performance of Tarvers career outside of Roy Jones Jr

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Scott Cork, Nov 19, 2022.

  1. Scott Cork

    Scott Cork Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 3, 2021
    I need to watch more of him.
  2. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    I'm big fan of his. I would say his stretch where he beat Reggie Johnson, Eric Harding and Montell Griffin back to back to back. Those three were elite fighters and difficult matchups. I also like his 2nd fight with Johnson and his win over Woods.

    What I like most about Tarver was how complete he was. He very good defensively and was an outstanding counterpuncher. For all of his technical ability that I admired he could also be frustratingly inconsistent and it was very clear that he didn't always prepare properly. He was a guy that had a rep for out of the ring addictions all the way back to his amateur days when he was an absolute killer.

    All that said he had a very impressive career and obviously will forever be remembered for his win over Jones. I certainly will never forgot watching that live on HBO and losing my mind with all of my gym mates.
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  3. Mike_b

    Mike_b Active Member Full Member

    Jul 9, 2020
    I remember Antonio had the obsession and compultion to be a champ when he saw rjj win his medal in Seoul Korea. It made Antonio jump off the couch and run immediately 3 to 4 miles knowing "if Roy could do that so could I!"

    Later in his career he became a crossover star when he played Mason "the line" Dixon the heavyweight champ in one of the rocky franchise movies. Dude can fight, act, and call a fight commentating. I seem to watch him Roy Paulie and Mike Goldblum (if that's his name I can't remember correctly) on that boxing show.

    Don't even get me started on Denise Tarver. She's a ten! Also in the era of Roy jones, Antonio and glencoffe are a lock as modern day greats in that category for their weight class. So being pound for pound arguably as one, two, or three for his era, he made out not too bad!
  4. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    I remember watching his rematch against Eric Harding. Probably wasn’t his best and nor was Harding a world beater but it was an emphatic finish