Antonio Tarver hadn’t fought in 16 months and was 45 pounds above his prime weight but he had more than enough skill and savvy to dispatch heavyweight journeyman Mike Sheppard inside four rounds on Tuesday in the main event of the Golden Boy Live! event at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla.
Unbeaten Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz has signed a co-promotional deal with Golden Boy Promotions and Dade Promotions.
Adrien Broner plans to “light up” Marcos Maidana “like a Christmas tree” on Dec. 14. Broner, the WBA welterweight beltholder, defends his title against the hard-punching Maidana in the headliner of a Showtime card in San Antonio.
Former titleholder Antonio Tarver will return from what will have been a 17-month ring absence against Mike Sheppard on Nov. 26.