Antonio Tarver vs. Bernard Hopkins

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Total Punches Hopkins Tarver
Landed 133 78
Thrown 417 437
Pct. 32% 18%
Power Punches Hopkins Tarver
Landed 126 48
Thrown 343 211
Pct. 37% 23%
Jabs Hopkins Tarver
Landed 7 30
Thrown 74 226
Pct. 9% 13%

Antonio Tarver 174 lbs lost to Bernard Hopkins 174 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12


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  • Tarver was a 3 to 1 favorite.
  • Hopkins was guaranteed $5 million and Tarver was guaranteed $3.5 million.
  • Tarver had to lose more than 40 pounds to get down to 175 after playing the fictional heavyweight champion in the film Rocky Balboa.
  • There was a crowd of 10,200 at Boardwalk Hall.
  • Tarver was ruled down in round five when his left glove supposedly touched the canvas after a Hopkins right. However, a video replay proved inconclusive as to whether or not the glove actually touched.
  • Tarver lost a $250,000 bet with Hopkins after he failed to stop him within five rounds. The money went to Hopkins' Make A Way Foundation.
  • Tarver's right eye was nearly swollen shut.
  • Hopkins won The Ring Magazine World (Lineal) Light Heavyweight Title.
  • The fight generated 330,000 pay-per-view buys and $16.5 million in pay-per-view revenue.
  • Tarver later said he thought he might have been drugged before the fight.
  • Unofficial ESPN Scorecard: 118-109 Hopkins.

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