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Tarver says he's underrated on pound-for-pound list

It should be the best of times for light heavyweight champ Antonio Tarver, who will face Bernard Hopkins on June 10. But Tarver tells MaxBoxing he's still seeking R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

Originally Published: March 21, 2006
By Thomas Gerbasi | MaxBoxing.com

When jokingly asked if he's aware that some cities have laws against elder abuse, 37-year old Antonio Tarver laughs, knowing that many see his June 10 bout with 41-year old Bernard Hopkins as simply a rude way of kicking "The Executioner" into retirement.

But "The Magic Man" still laughs and I'm actually being remiss by describing it as just a laugh. It's more like a bellow, a joyous reprieve from whatever is going on in his life at the time, and in a serious game such as this, it's ...

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