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  1. Tarver finds positive in injury

    Dan Rafael

    Although heavyweight Antonio Tarver suffered a broken thumb while training for a Sept. 29 fight with Johnathon Banks, forcing the bout to be postponed, Tarver said he looked on the bright side. The injury, he said, gave him more time to train and get...

    Blog | November 28, 2014
  2. Heavyweight Luis Ortiz tested positive for steroid in wake of win...

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight Luis Ortiz tested positive for the steroid nandrolone in the wake of winning an interim title.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2014
  3. Luis Ortiz KO's Lateef Kayode in 1st round for interim heavyweigh...

    Dan Rafael

    Luis Ortiz destroyed Lateef Kayode in a first-round knockout victory to claim a vacant interim heavyweight belt Thursday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  4. Scorecard: Antonio DeMarco moves closer to title shot

    Dan Rafael

    Former lightweight titlist Antonio DeMarco pushed closer in his quest toward a possible title shot at 140 or 147 with a second-round stoppage of Jesus Gurrola in Tijuana, Mexico.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2014
  5. Wach pulls out of Jennings fight

    Dan Rafael

    Promoter Gary Shaw and HBO thought they had a deal for heavyweight Mariusz Wach to face American up-and-comer Bryant Jennings on Jan. 18 -- until Wach and promoter Global Boxing Promotions pulled out on Friday. Shaw told ESPN.com that he has "no c...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  6. Tarver returns at heavyweight

    Dan Rafael

    Former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver, out of the ring for 16 months because of a drug suspension, is making his comeback at heavyweight. Tarver, who turned 45 last week, will take on designated opponent Mike Sheppard, a 38-year-old Wes...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  7. Kayode moving up to heavyweight

    Dan Rafael

    Cruiserweight Lateef Kayode announced that he is moving up to heavyweight. "Kayode is a heavy-handed puncher who can easily bring his power up to the heavyweight division," promoter Gary Shaw said. "Right now my matchmaker, John Beninati, is looki...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  8. Cruiserweight contender Antonio Tarver tests positive for banned ...

    Dan Rafael

    Cruiserweight contender Antonio Tarver tested positive for the anabolic steroid drostanolone in a pre-fight urine test conducted by the California State Athletic Commission for his June 2 fight.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2012
  9. Tarver-Kayode bombs at gate

    Dan Rafael

    I've always believed that the live gate for a fight card should remotely reflect how much a network pays for a fight. When Arturo Gatti was selling out Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., the gates were around $1.2 million, give or take, depending...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  10. Tarver, Kayode fail to deliver

    Dan Rafael

    Three years can be a long time to be inactive. It proved to be too long for a sluggish, outgunned, 40-year-old Winky Wright on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2012
  11. Antonio Tarver earns draw with Lateef Kayode while Winky Wright l...

    Antonio Tarver rallied in the late rounds to earn a draw with unbeaten cruiserweight Lateef Kayode on Saturday night, and Winky Wright lost a unanimous decision to unbeaten middleweight Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2012
  12. Antonio Tarver won't back off Lateef Kayode, criticism

    Dan Rafael

    Antonio Tarver believes Lateef Kayode took his not-so-glowing commentary of the fighter too personally, but the benefit is that the cruiserweight contenders will settle their grudge in the ring Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2012
  13. Ring Tones: Tarver-Kayode preview

    Dan Rafael

    Athletes frequently rail against media members who "never played the game," and one can only guess a few of them have daydreamed of landing a haymaker on some snide scribe or TV wonk. On Saturday, cruiserweight Lateef Kayode gets to live the dream ag...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  14. FNF: Bad blood for Tarver-Kayode

    ESPN.com staff

    "Friday Night Fights" contributor Nigel Collins says the jawing going on between cruiserweights Antonio Tarver and Lateef Kayode in advance of Saturday's card in Los Angeles could make for a better main event fight. For more on Collins' thoughts, wat...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  15. Ring Tones: Trout-Rodriguez

    Dan Rafael

    Dan Rafael has written extensively about the June 2 Showtime quadrupleheader headlined by Antonio Tarver and Lateef Kayode, which appears rock-solid from top to bottom. Yet of the four televised fights, he's most intrigued by the Austin Trout-Delvin ...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  16. Tarver takes May, gives Cotto a shot

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Former light heavyweight champ Antonio Tarver is training in Tampa, Fla., for his cruiserweight fight against Lateef Kayode in the main event of a June 2 Showtime quadrupleheader, but he's a boxing fan (and a Showtime analyst) and could...

    Blog | May 02, 2012