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Antonio Tarver vs Steve Cunningham Odds have Cunningham -150 with 50% Boxing Predictions on U.S.S.

Antonio Tarver vs Steve Cunningham Odds have Cunningham -150 with 50% of Boxing Predictions on U.S.S.

Expert Sports Picks: Saturday, August 14th heavyweight contenders Steve Cunningham and Antonio Tarver will square off in a 12-round bout on Premier Boxing Champions from New Jersey. Antonio Tarver vs Steve Cunningham Odds have Cunningham -185 with even boxing predictions on both fighters. The former light-heavyweight champ Tarver, 31-6, 22 KO’s, is coming off a 7th round knockout over top-30 contender Jonathan Banks. Cunningham, 28-7, 13 KO’s, has hit the canvas in three of his last four fights, losing via decision to top-10 contender Vyacheslav Glazkov in his last bout. Who will win this crossroads battle of smallish, aging heavyweights? Our expert boxing predictions panel broke down the Premier Boxing Champions main event. Antonio Tarver vs Steve Cunningham Odds have Tarver +150 moneyline (Bet $1000 to win $1500) at BOVADA

Antonio Tarver -Boxer: The portly 6’2″ 225 Lb. “Magic Man” Tarver is a southpaw boxer/puncher with good power in both hands.  Tarver, 46, likes to work off his stiff jab (76″ reach) to set up heavy combinations to the head and body. The Florida fighter is solid defensively and knows how to counter effectively with his right hook. Despite being a natural light-heavyweight Tarver has shown a solid chin as a heavyweight having never been off his feet in five bouts above 175 Lbs. At 46-years old Tarver is well past his prime and his reflexes, speed and stamina have faded. Inactivity has hidered Tarver having fought only 31 rounds over the last 4 years. Cunningham has boxed 84 rounds over that same four-year span. Antonio Tarver vs Steve Cunningham Odds have Cunningham -185 Moneyline at BOVADA

Steve Cunningham – Boxer: The physically carved 6’2″ 210 Lb. “U.S.S. Cunningham is an athletic boxer/puncher with a long 82” reach. The natural light-heavyweight Cunningham is not a big puncher but he can get his opponents respect with his power. Cunningham, 39, is well-conditioned, experienced and has quick hands and feet. The Philadelphia fighter is a throwback pugilist that will take on all comers despite usually being the smaller man. Cunningham’s fast an active jab is his primary offensive weapon but he can also slug toe-to-toe. Despite being dropped in three of his last four fights the resilient Cunningham has a good chin. Cunningham gets tagged more than a top contender should and at 39-years old he has a high odometer.

ESPN2 News Boxing Predictions: Tarver by decision 114-113

Antonio Tarver vs Steve Cunningham Tale-Of-The-Tape


Height/Reach: 6/7

Strength/Size: 6/6

Power: 7/6

Hand Speed/Accuracy: 6.5/7

Stamina: 6/7

Defense: 7/6

Chin: 7/7

Agility: 5/7

Jab: 7/7

Bodypunching: 7/7

Boxing Science: 8/6

Confidence/Focus: 7/7

Cuts/Injury/Age/Inactivity: Cunningham +2

Judges Scoring: Tarver +1

Trainer: Tarver +1

ESPN2 News Antonio Tarver vs Steve Cunningham Odds: Cunningham -125

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