Feature | Jun 29 2015

46-year-old Antonio Tarver wants to fight David Haye, then Wladimir Klitschko

Tarver told Tris Dixon the ambitious goals he still has in the sport

ANTONIO TARVER is 46 years old but has an unflinching belief that he will replicate his light-heavy success at heavyweight to become the oldest king of the big men in the sport’s history.

The “Magic Man” has been in the public eye since the 1996 Olympics, when he won a bronze, and a starring role opposite Sylvester Stallone in Rocky Balboa saw him reach new levels of fame. Now, however, he aims to top it all with a win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.

You defeated Wladimir Klitschko’s trainer Johnathon Banks in your last fight. What has that done for you?