Antonio Tarver

Professional Boxer, Boxer

1968 –

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Who is Antonio Tarver?

Antonio Deon Tarver, nicknamed the "Magic Man", is an American professional boxer and the former WBC, WBA, IBF, & The Ring light heavyweight champion.

Tarver built an impressive amateur career, including winning a bronze medal while representing the United States at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, eventually losing to Vassiliy Jirov, who he'd previously defeated in a match at the 1995 World Amateur Boxing Championships. He also captured the gold medal at the 1995 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Berlin, just two months after having triumphed by also winning gold at the Pan American Games in Mar del Plata. Tarver became the first - and to this day, only - fighter to have won the Pan Am Games, National Championships & World Championships all in the same year.

In 2006, Tarver starred as Mason "The Line" Dixon, the heavyweight champion in the film Rocky Balboa.

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Born
Nov 21, 1968
Orlando
Also known as
  • Magic Man
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Orlando

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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