Antonio Tarver

by MKhanal 15 Apr,2021
Antonio Tarver
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet 2 Inch
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Antonio Deon Tarver
  • Birth Place Orlando, Florida
  • Famous Name The Magic Man
  • Mother Gwendolyn Tarver
  • Net Worth $1 Million
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity African-American
  • Profession Former Boxer
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Denise Tarver
  • Children Antonio Traver Jr.

Antonio Tarver is a well-known former American professional boxer. The boxer later turned into a boxing commentator. Tarver competed for almost two decades as a professional boxer. Antonio held numerous light heavyweight world championships, including the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and Ring magazine titles. He is also the Gold Medalist at Pan American Games. 

Antonio Tarver was born Antonio Deon Tarver on November 21, 1968, in Orlando, Florida. He is the only child born to Gwendolyn Tarver and her husband. Antonio started training from a very early age and did not get a formal education. He fought with Southpaw Stance. Tarver stands six feet and two inches tall and weighs 90 kgs. 

Antonio Tarver's Career Earnings, Net Worth, and Contracts

Antonio Tarver has an estimated net worth of more than $1 Million. He credits most of his net worth to his successful career as a professional boxer. A professional boxer has multiple income sources, including guareented money, sponsorships, bonus amount, etc. The average salary of a professional boxer is more than $60,000.

CAPTION: Antonio shares a photo after winning his World titles SOURCE: Getty Images

As per sources, Antonio earned $2.25 Million from just a single fight against Glen Johnson. Also, He made $2.075 Million from his fight against Joy Jones Jr. His opponent took home more than $6.3 Million. Tarver got about $500,000 for his bout with Lateef Kayode in 2012

Antonio Tarver's Married Life, Wife, and Children

Antonio is not only famous for his successful career but also famous for his married life. Tarver married his longtime girlfriend, Denise Tarver, in 1999. The love birds had been dating each other for years before their marriage. He has become successful in keeping his personal life away from the media. 

CAPTION: Tarver attends events along with his wife, Denise SOURCE: Getty Images

Antonio is the biological father to more than two children. He is the father of Antonio Tarver Jr and a daughter born from his former girlfriend, Gwen Tarver. The professional boxer dated Roni Rolle for a brief moment. 

Career As Boxer

Antonio made his professional debut in 1997 against Joaquin Garcia. He won the match in the second round via TKO. Tarver played in international matches and won Gold Medal in the 1995 Pan American Games and World Championship in the Light heavyweight category. Tarver won his first 16 fights, 14 by knockout, before stepping up his level of competition.

In 2000, Antonio lost his first professional match against Eric Harding. In 2002, He won NABF and USBA light heavyweight title against Reggie Johnson. The following year, The fighter won the vacant WBC and IBF lightweight heavyweight title. Shortly after that, Tarver fought for WBA, IBO, and The Ring light heavyweight title but the match against Roy Jones Jr. 

Traver had a rematch and won the match and the title. However, In 2004, He lost his IBO and The Ring light heavyweight titles against Glen Johnson. The fighter retained his titles in numerous matches.  In 2008, Antonio lost all of his titles against Chad Dawson. In the next few years, He played in many games and had some ups and downs.

Traver last played his professional game in 2015, and the game ended in a draw. As per sources, Antonio would make a comeback and fight against Frank Mir; however, Steve Cunningham replaced him for the fight. 

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