Antonio Tarver will not be boxing Frank Mir on April 17.
Tarver, the former light heavyweight and cruiserweight winner, was set to battle for the initial time since 2015. On the other hand, according to ESPN, Tarver, 52, did not meet the requirements to compete place forth by the Ga Athletic & Amusement Fee, for every commission govt director Matt Woodruff.
According to the report, Woodruff suggests that Tarver was not authorised for a license primarily based on a state bylaw obtaining to do with his age. The Ga code states that anybody 50 many years or more mature have to have participated in at minimum 10 pro fights in the quickly preceding 10 a long time, “including at minimum four qualified matches or contests of boxing in the right away previous 4 years.”
Tarver has competed in opposition to the likes of Roy Jones Jr., Bernard Hopkins, and Glen Johnson. He also beat Roy Jones Jr. in two out of their 3 conferences.
Although Mir will not be combating Tarver, according to the report the new opponent is targeted to be former IBF cruiserweight champion, Steve Cunningham.
Cunningham’s final struggle was a choice loss to Andrew Tabiti in 2017, he did beat Felipe Romero in the struggle just before. He also competed from Antonio Tarver exactly where he fought him to a attract in 2015. He also suffered a KO loss to Tyson Fury in 2013.
Frank Mir is 19-13 in MMA and was recognized for his standup when he was in his prime. The now 41-yr-old has knockout wins above Mirko Cro Cop, Bigfoot Silva, Todd Duffee, and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira among the some others. Even so, that was in MMA when he could use knees, elbows, and kicks. So, how he would do in boxing is uncertain but it will be appealing to see him compete in boxing.
As of right now, Frank Mir vs. Steve Cunningham is not official but appears to be like it will be soon after Antonio Tarver wasn’t cleared.
Who do you consider will acquire, Frank Mir or Steven Cunningham?
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