|Celebrated Name:||Antonio Tarver|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Antonio Dean Tarver|
|Age:||54 years old|
|Birth Date:||21 November 1968|
|Birth Place:||Orlando, Florida, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Denise Tarver (m. 1999)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Antonio Tarver Jr.)|
|Is Antonio Tarver Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Former Boxer, commentator|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$1.5 Million|
|Last Updated:||June 2023|
Antonio Tarver is an American personality best known for being a former professional boxer from 1997 to 2015. He had competed at numerous light heavyweight world championships, including the WBA, WBC, IBO, and IBF.
He had also competed at the 1996 Olympics, the 1995 Pan American Games, and the 1995 U.S. National Championships. Apart from that, Antonio is a boxing commentator and has also even appeared in a film.
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Early Life & Biography
Antonio was born in 1968 on 21st November. He received his high school education from Boone High School. Antonio fell in love with boxing from a young age of 10. This happened when he fought with Roy Jones Jr., who eventually helped Antonio to be a famous and renowned boxer in the future.
Apart from that, not much information is available regarding the early life of Antonio Tarver.
Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Being born on 21 November 1968, Antonio Tarver is 54 years old as of today’s date 1st June 2023. His height is 1.88 m tall, and weight is 89.7 kg.
Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids
Unfortunately, not much information is available about the personal life of Antonio Tarver. All we know is that he had been married to Denise from 1999, and the couple is blessed with a son- Antonio Tarver Jr.
In the field of boxing, Antonio made his professional debut at the age of 8 in 1997. He made his debut in a second-round knockout at the Blue Horizon in Philadelphia.
During his initial career days, Antonio saw the colors of success where he successfully won 16 fights, 14 by knockout. In 2000, he scored a knockout against Ernest Mateen in Las Vegas. In the same year, Antonio lost a match for the first time against Eric Harding in Mississippi.
Two years later, Antonio won against Reggie Johnson-the two times weight world champion.
After that year, Antonio fought against Montel Griffin at the WBC and IBF light-heavyweight titles. Here, Antonio received his first world title.
In a terrific fight in 2003, the king of boxing, Roy Jones Jr., lost against Antonio Tarver. But that was not the end. A rematch was declared in 2004. Here, Antonio received massive popularity and became an instant celebrity when he fought against Roy and won the fight.
He was even offered to make appearances on popular covers like Ring and KO Magazine. At this point in time, Antonio became the co-host (for one telecast) of Friday Night Finals- a program of ESPN.
2004 became a negative year for Antonio when he was stripped of the world title by the WBC when he decided to fight Glenn Johnson and not the mandatory challenger of WBC. He had even been removed from the Super Champion title by the WBA.
This incident did not decrease the fame of Antonio or Glen Johnson’s- since it was really appreciated that the two boxers decided to fight against each other rather than accept the pressure of sanctioning bodies in the field of boxing. However, in his fight against Glenn Johnson, Antonio did not manage to win.
His third fight was against Roy Jones Jr. Kim in 2005 Florida, where Antonio won again.
In the following year, Bernard Hopkins became the opponent Antonio at the world middleweight championship. But it went against Antonio Tarver, and he suffered from a massive loss.
After that, Antonio decided to keep off the ring for nearly one year. In 2007, he came back to the ring and defeated Elvir Muriqi. He continued fighting Danny Santiago and eventually regained the IBF title when he defeated Clinton woods.
Alongside his professional boxing career, he even appeared as the heavyweight champion Mason Dixon in the film Rocky Balboa.
Awards & Achievements
In his lifetime, Antonio has won various awards for his successful career in boxing. One such award is the Best Boxer ESPY Award. He got noticed, especially when he fought against the pound king Roy Jones Jr.
Net Worth & Salary of Antonio Tarver in 2023
As of June 2023, Antonio has a net worth of $1.5 million. Most of his net worth came from him being a renowned boxer. Also, he earned revenue by being a boxing commentator and analyst and appearing in a movie.
After a gap in his career in the year 2015, it was revealed that Antonio would return in 2021. He was supposed to fight against Frank Mir, but later, Antonio withdrew himself from the bout. This was the last heard news of Antonio. We hope to hear more about him in the future.