Boxing Results: Antonio Tarver vs. Lateef Kayode - Spoiler
By Napoleon, Doghouse Boxing (June 3, 2012) Photo © German Villasenor
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Traver - Kayode
Tonight's round by round live boxing coverage of Antonio Tarver vs. Kayode Lateef is conducted by Napoleon. Please scroll down to bottom of the page for complete results, or continue reading for a punch by punch and round by round account of the action. Hit refresh ever 3 to 4 minutes minutes for the latest update.)

Antonio Tarver (29-6-0-20 KO's) IBO Cruiserweight Champion vs. Lateef Kayode (18-0-0-14 KO's).

ROUND 1

Tarver comes out jabbing. Double jab by Kayode. Right hook by Tarver blocked. Nice jabs by Kayode. Kayode jabs to the body. Tarver lands a jab. Sweeping hook by Tarver. Kayode lands a solid right hand. Kayode showing good hand speed. Tarver pawing with the jab. Nice body shot by Kayode. Lands hard. Tarver feinting. Kayode taunting Tarver a little bit. Tarver's hook falls short. Tarver jabs. Kayode feints Tarver now.

Kayode round 10-9

ROUND 2

Kayode moving side to side. Tarver pawing with the jab. Kayode leaning forward a lot now in his stance. Kayode jabs to the body. Nice right by Kayode. Tarver not letting his hands go. Crowd booing now. Kayode trash talking Tarver now. One/two by Kayode misses. Tarver moving forward but not throwing. Jab by Tarver. Kayode turns ff the ropes. Kayode goes hard to the body. Tarver working the jab now. Nice jabs by Kayode. Tarver showing good defense. Tarver snaps the jab. Kayode misses the big right. Attacks Tarver now. Not landing much.

Kayode round 10-9

ROUND 3

Tarver comes out behind the jab. Kayode using lateral movement. Nice right hook by Tarver. Kayode tying up Tarver now. Tarver hits him late. Kayode jabs to the body. Nice body shot by Tarver. More tying up now. Kayode talking more. Tarver stalking him. Tarver jabs to the body and gets out of range. Nice uppercut by Tarver. Lands hard. Kayode answers with a nice right hand. Becoming the aggressor now. They tie up now. They trade jabs now. Kayode goes to the body now. Kayode lands a right. Tarver working the jab well now. Hard left down the pipe by Tarver.

Kayode round 10-9

ROUND 4

Tarver comes out stalking Kayode. Kayode lands a chopping right hand. Tarver misses the uppercut. Nice one/two by Tarver. Tarver gets some work done to the body now. Jabs to the body now. Hard left to the body by Tarver. Again by Tarver. Kayode backing off. Kayode misses a slapping right. Uppercut misses for Kayode. Tarver ties him up. Kayode keeping his hands up high. Nice one/two by Kayode. Using his power well. Bullying Tarver. Nice right by Kayode. Another chopping right by Kayode. Nice jabs by Kayode. Tarver misses a big counter left. Kayode misses a hard counter right. Hard left by Tarver.

Kayode round 10-9

ROUND 5

Kayode using his footwork now. Nice counter left by Tarver. Kayode moving side to side now. Nice right by Kayode. Tarver staying composed. Tarver looking for an opening. Both guys jabbing now. Tarver just not throwing enough. Tarver pumping the jab now. Kayode misses a wild left hook. Tarver just throwing single jabs now. Kayode misses to the body. Hard left by Tarver. Kayode posing at Tarver now. Jabs Tarver to the body. Nice right by Kayode. Snaps Tarver's head back. Kayode goes to the body. Backs Tarver off.

Kayode round 10-9
ROUND 6

Tarver following Kayode around now. Not cutting off the ring well. Kayode still talking to someone. Hard body shot by Tarver. And now a nice straight right hand. Nice right by Kayode. Tarver turns into a right handed stance. Tarver digging to the body now. Attacking Kayode now. Listeninig to his corner at least for now. Nice jab by Kayode. Kayode misses a hard right. Nice block by Tarver, Nice counter right by Kayode. Great left by Tarver. Nice right hook follows it. Nice shots. Best of the fight. Kayode misses a big right. Tarver just misses a big uppercut. Nice jab by Tarver. Now Tarver digs to the body. Big right hand by Kayode. They punch late.

Tarver round 10-9

ROUND 7

Kayode comes out jabbing. Kayode misses a sloppy double jab. Tarver not throwing again. Nice jabs by Tarver now. Tarver's jab is landing now. Kayode not throwing right now. Crowd booing. Great right by Kayode. Tarver jabs. Kayode using movement again. Side to side. Nice combo by Tarver. Nice body work. Nice blocking by Kayode and he misses a wild uppercut. Tarver jabbing well again and lands a nice left down the middle. Another left for Tarver. Nice uppercut as well. Hard left by Tarver lands. Kayode goes hard to the body.

Tarver round 10-9

ROUND 8

Tarver stalking Kayode again. Just plodding after him though. Tarver jabs to the body. Triple jab by Kayode. Both are just peppering jabs now. Hard body shot by Kayode. Nice jab by Tarver. Hard left hook by Tarver. Great shot. Backs up Kayode. Kayode still talking to Tarver. Kayode showboating. Right hand for Kayode lands. Kayode jabs to the body. Nice jab by Tarver. Tarver peppers Kayode but lands nothing. HUGE LEFT DOWN THE PIPE ROCKS KAYODE!!!! GREAT PUNCH!!! Tarver goes to the body now. Great finish to the round.

Tarver round 10-9

ROUND 9

Tarver coming out aggressive. Nice left by Tarver. Kayode moving away. Tarver jabs. Tarver jabbing Kayode and Kayode not answering. Hard left by Tarver. Tarver goes to the body. Double jab by Tarver. Kayode misses the double jab. Nice left by Tarver. Hard left again by Tarver. Kayode digs to the body. GREAT LEFT STAGGERS KAYODE!!! TARVER MEASURING HIM NOW!!! KAYODE HURT AGAIN!!! KAYODE FIGHTING BACK!!! Kayode throwing bombs back to get Tarver away now. A mouse forming under Tarver's eye now. Combo's being thrown by Tarver now.

Tarver round 10-9

ROUND 10

Nice counter jab by Tarver right when they come together. Solid jab by Kayode. Kayode goes to the body. Digs hard. Tarver just taking the shots. Turns right handed again. Nice combo by Tarver. Nice right hand by Tarver. Hard left hook by Tarver. Goes southpaw again. Kayode digs hard to the body. They trade jabs now. Hard left by Tarver partially lands. Hard body shot by Kayode. He slips. No knockdown ruled. Kayode showing fatigue. Chopping left by Tarver. Eats a body shot. Both guys missing short.

Kayode round 10-9

ROUND 11

Kayode jabs to the body. Hard right to the body by Kayode. Tarver double jabs. Nice right by Kayode. Partially blocked. Uppercut by Tarver is blocked. Kayode goes to the body. Tarver jabbing now. Kayode digs to the body again. Tarver slips the big right. Tarver goes to the body in the corner. Digging to the body again. Tarver getting some work done there. They tie up now. Tarver throwing combo's now. Not hard but his hands are moving. More tying up now. Hard left by Tarver over Kayode's jab lands. Kayode goes to the body. Close round. Hard one/two by Tarver.

Tarver round 10-9

ROUND 12

Kayode moving. Hard left by Tarver. Tarver reaching with the left now. Nice right by Kayode. He's flurrying now. Nice one/two by Tarver. Tarver jabbing now. Both go to the body now. Kayode flurrying to the body. Tarver goes to the body. Left for Tarver lands. Kayode misses the uppercut. Kayode jabs now. Kayode blocks well now. Moving away from Tarver now. Uneventful 12th round.

Tarver round 10-9

napoleon's scorecard: 114-114 Draw

Official Scorecards:

#1: 115-113 Tarver
#2: 115-113 Kayode
#3: 114-114 Draw

THE FIGHT IS DECLARED A DRAW!!!!!!

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