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Antonio Tarver To Join Showtime Annouce Team This Saturday For Ward-Pudwill

Posted on 09/11/2009

Crafty former light heavyweight world champion Antonio Tarver will join the SHOWTIME® announce team again this Saturday in a special edition of ShoBox: The New Generation at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Tarver will join Al Bernstein and Steve Farhood as a guest commentator for the split-site doubleheader.

Tarver, the former undisputed 175-pound world champion, is the only man to stick two losses on the professional resume of future Hall of Famer Roy Jones, Jr.

Said Tarver, “My first time out of the gate with Nick Charles and Steve Farhood was an absolute blast. I’m looking forward to working with Steve again and Al Bernstein this weekend when I return to SHOWTIME. Al called the Olympic Games in ’96 and I have such a great deal of respect for him. He is one of the most knowledgeable and respected announcers around. I’ll have to be sharp as a knife! I’m really looking forward to this weekend.”

SHOWTIME will televise the World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Middleweight Championship between defending champ Mikkel Kessler and challenger Gusmyr Perdomo on same-day coverage from Herning, Denmark.

Immediately following Kessler vs. Perdomo, SHOWTIME will air a LIVE 10-round Super Middleweight bout between unbeaten U.S. Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward and Shelby Pudwill from Temecula, Calif. Kessler and Ward will face each other later this fall (Nov. 21) in the first stage of SHOWTIME Sports’ groundbreaking tournament, the Super Six World Boxing Classic, a six-fighter tournament featuring the class of the super middleweight division.

For more information on SHOWTIME Sports, including exclusive behind-the-scenes video and photo galleries, complete telecast information and more, please go to the SHOWTIME Sports website at

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