Antonio Tarver vs. Lateef Kayode

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CompuBox Punchstats
Total Punches Tarver Kayode
Landed 99 105
Thrown 484 513
Pct. 20% 20%
Jabs Tarver Kayode
Landed 27 22
Thrown 285 259
Pct. 9% 8%
Power Punches Tarver Kayode
Landed 72 83
Thrown 199 254
Pct. 36% 33%

2012-06-02 : Antonio Tarver 198 lbs fought without result Lateef Kayode 199 lbs by ND in round 12 of 12


  • Antonio Tarver 29-6 (20 KOs) vs. Lateef Kayode 18-0 (14 KOs)
  • Tarver entered as the #6 cruiserweight contender in the world according to The Ring Magazine. Kayode, a 3/1 betting underdog, was ranked #8 by the same publication. [1] [2]

Antonio Tarver 'No Contest' Steroid Controversy

  • On June 22, 2012, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) announced Tarver's prefight urinalysis tested positive for the steroid Drostalolone (Maseron). According to RingTV, Antonio Tarver's draw with Kayode was ruled a 'No Contest'. Tarver, the 43 year old IBO Cruiserweight Champion, was fined $2,500 USD. In addition, Tarver, who earned a handsome $1.1 Million USD for the bout, was suspended. Drostanolone is a steroid created to fight certain forms of breast cancer, but it is also used as an ancillary drug to combat estrogenic side effects caused by other or mass-building steroids such as water-retention. Tarver stated the result was a false positive, and appealed the CSAC ruling which changed the fight result, and caused his suspension and fine. The IBO title remained in Tarver's hands until Tarver's appeal was heard, in a situation similar to Chad Dawson versus Bernard Hopkins I. The IBO world cruiserweight title then went vacant, and was regained by former IBO WOrld Cruiserweight champion Danny Green, who had previously lost the IBO belt to Tarver in Australia.