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Antonio Tarver boxer

Antonio Tarver image
Status inactive
Division light heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Reach 75″/191cm
Debut 1997-02-18
Born 1968-11-21
Nationality USA
Residence Tampa, Florida, USA
bouts
39
won
31
lost
6
draw
1
bouts
39
won
31
lost
6
draw
1
Status inactive
Division light heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Reach 75″/191cm
Debut 1997-02-18
Born 1968-11-21
Nationality USA
Residence Tampa, Florida, USA

As an amateur, Tarver represented the United States at the 1996 Olympics, winning a bronze medal in the light heavyweight division; he eventually lost to Vassiliy Jirov from Kazakhstan, whom he had previously defeated at the 1995 World Championships to win gold. Tarver also triumphed at the 1995 Pan American Games and 1995 U.S. National Championships, winning gold in both. He remains the only boxer in history to have won gold at the Pan Am Games, World Championships and U.S. Nationals all in the same year.Outside of boxing, Tarver starred as Mason "The Line" Dixon, the heavyweight champion in the 2006 film Rocky Balboa.

As an amateur, Tarver represented the United States at the 1996 Olympics, winning a bronze medal in the light heavyweight division; he eventually lost to Vassiliy Jirov from Kazakhstan, whom he had previously defeated at the 1995 World Championships to win gold. Tarver also triumphed at the 1995 Pan American Games and 1995 U.S. National Championships, winning gold in both. He remains the only boxer in history to have won gold at the Pan Am Games, World Championships and U.S. Nationals all in the same year.Outside of boxing, Tarver starred as Mason "The Line" Dixon, the heavyweight champion in the 2006 film Rocky Balboa.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Aug. 14, 2015 Steve Cunningham LLWWWL Prudential Center, Newark DRAW
Split-decision
Dec. 11, 2014 Johnathon Banks WWWWWL Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula WIN
KO
Nov. 26, 2013 Mike Sheppard WWLLLW BB&t Center, Sunrise interim NABA Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 2, 2012 Lateef Kayode WWWWWW Home Depot Center, Carson
ND
July 20, 2011 Danny Green WWWWWW Entertainment Centre, Sydney WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 15, 2010 Nagy Aguilera LWWLWL Buffalo Run Casino, Miami WIN
Unanimous decision
May 9, 2009 Chad Dawson WWWWWW Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Light Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 11, 2008 Chad Dawson WWWWWW Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Light Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 12, 2008 Clinton Woods WWWWWW St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa International Boxing Federation World Light Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 1, 2007 Danny Santiago WWDWWL Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket International Boxing Organization World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 9, 2007 Elvir Muriqi LWLWWW Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford vacant International Boxing Organization World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Majority decision
June 10, 2006 Bernard Hopkins WWWWLL Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City International Boxing Organization World Light Heavyweight

NBA Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 1, 2005 Roy Jones Jr WWWWLL St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa International Boxing Organization World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
June 18, 2005 Glen Johnson DWDWWW FedEx Forum, Memphis International Boxing Organization World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 18, 2004 Glen Johnson LDWDWW Staples Center, Los Angeles International Boxing Organization World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Split-decision
May 15, 2004 Roy Jones Jr WWWWWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas International Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Light Heavyweight

World Boxing Association Super World Light Heavyweight

(supervisor: Renzo Bagnariol)World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

vacant World Boxing Foundation World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 8, 2003 Roy Jones Jr WWWWWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas International Boxing Organization World Light Heavyweight

World Boxing Association Super World Light Heavyweight

(supervisor: Jose Oliver Gomez)World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Majority decision
April 26, 2003 Montell Griffin WWWWWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
Unanimous decision
July 20, 2002 Eric Harding WWWLWW Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 25, 2002 Reggie Johnson WWLWWW Ramada Plaza, Rosemont NABF Light Heavyweight

USBA Light Heavyweight

WIN
Split-decision
Aug. 3, 2001 Chris Johnson WWWWWL Yakama Legends Casino, Toppenish WIN
KO
Feb. 24, 2001 Lincoln Carter WWWWWW Ice Palace, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
June 23, 2000 Eric Harding WWWWWW Grand Casino, Biloxi LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 29, 2000 Ernest Mateen LLLWDL Plaza Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Oct. 2, 1999 Mohamed Benguesmia WWWWWW Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
June 12, 1999 Jerry Williams LLLLLL Shriner's Auditorium, Wilmington WIN
Technical knockout
March 27, 1999 Roy Francis WDLDLL Jai Alai Fronton, Miami WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 5, 1999 John Williams WWWLWW Jai Alai Fronton, Miami WIN
KO
Aug. 30, 1998 Rocky Gannon LWWLWL Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester WIN
Technical knockout
June 23, 1998 Jose Luis Rivera WWWWW Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
Corner retirement
March 24, 1998 Charles Oliver WLWLWW Grand Casino, Tunica WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 17, 1998 Boyer Chew WWLLLL Convention Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 2, 1997 Roy Francis WLWDLD Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 28, 1997 Benito Fernandez WLLWLL Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 4, 1997 Berry Butler LWLLWW Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 12, 1997 Shelby Gross WWWW Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
June 21, 1997 Tracy Barrios WLLLLL Sun Dome, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
April 29, 1997 Jason Burrell DWLWD Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 18, 1997 Joaquin Garcia WWWW Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout