Frank Mir will no more time be facing Antonio Tarver subsequent thirty day period.
Numerous people today with information of the condition confirmed to MMA Fighting that Tarver is out of his scheduled 10-spherical matchup with the previous UFC heavyweight champion following an first report from ESPN.
The report states that Tarver’s withdrawal stems from not conference needs to contend through the Georgia Athletic & Enjoyment Commission. A ask for from MMA Combating to the commission has not been answered at this time.
Per resources, Mir is nevertheless expected to contend on the card and a matchup with Steve Cunningham—Tarver’s most latest opponent in 2015—is in the works need to Cunnnigham be medically cleared to contend. The event, which will be headlined by Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren, will just take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Cunningham, 44, retains a 29-9-1 history in qualified boxing with past fights on his resume which include Tarver and reigning WBC heavyweight winner Tyson Fury.
In a modern interview with MMA Battling, Mir, a 32-battle professional MMA veteran, was enthusiastic to make his debut in the squared circle and was influenced by the key party of Triller’s very first card among legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.
“Watching Roy and Mike, specifically Mike Tyson, somebody I can relate to, somebody who definitely let himself go there by means of his late 30s and 40s,” Mir claimed. “There were situations Mike was strolling all around 300 lbs, he wasn’t wholesome. Now you seem at him, he’s cleaned up his eating plan, his motivation, his education, and we got to see a phenomenal version of him. So that, once more, as a fighter who’s finding more mature, I uncovered it specifically inspiring.”
Tarver, 52, is a previous WBA, WBC, IBO and IBF light heavyweight and IBO cruiserweight champion and is best regarded for his trilogy towards Jones Jr. where he picked up two victories.