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Antonio Tarver Workout Quotes

Posted on 10/08/2008

IBF and IBO light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver participated in a media workout at Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas on Tuesday as he winds down preparation for his highly anticipated clash with undefeated former WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson. The two kingpins will battle for light heavyweight supremacy on Saturday, Oct. 11, live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING from The Pearl Theatre at Palms Casino.

Immediately prior to the light heavyweight world championship, on a night that has electrified the boxing world, SHOWTIME will present the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight showdown between Samuel Peter and Vitali Klitschko on a tape-delayed basis from Berlin, Germany.

Tarver-Dawson will be promoted by AT Entertainment and Gary Shaw Productions in association with Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas from The Pearl Theatre at Palms Casino.

Below are some quotes from today’s workout:

“We ARE ready!

“We have been working in training camp long and hard for this fight. My team really came together for this fight.

“Dawson will bring out the best in me and trust me, NO ONE has seen the best in me yet!

“Dawson is not on the level of the guys I have already fought…Roy Jones, Glen Johnson, Bernard Hopkins. He’s like every other opponent I have faced. They always have a Master Gameplan…until I hit them in the mouth.

“Chad will not be safe on October 11th. His handlers made a big mistake rushing him into a fight with me. He has decent power when he’s hitting someone standing in front of him. Let’s see how he does with a moving target.

“This is a big fight for me. A big money fight for me. I came from nothing. This is big money to me. Believe me I know how big this fight is. It’s my chance to prove that I’m still the best”

Photo Credit: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Two photos from Antonio Tarver’s last fight, a lopsided 12-round decision over Clinton Woods for Wood’s IBF 175-pound title.

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