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Tarver, Cunningham battle to a draw

Photo: Ed Diller / DiBella Entertainment

Photo: Ed Diller / DiBella Entertainment

Former light heavyweight champ Antonio Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs) and former cruiserweight titlist Steve Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs) battled to a split decision draw on Friday night’s Premier Boxing Champions card on Spike at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Truth be told, it was a slow-paced fight, but one that saw the two fighters occasionally slug it out during their heavyweight bout.

Cunningham appeared to be the busiest of the two fighters, though Tarver kept sneaking in right crosses that at times stunned Cunningham – in particular, during the fourth round.

Final scores were 115-113 Cunningham, 115-114 Tarver and 114-114.

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