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Emanuel Steward Approves Tarver for Wladimir Klitschko: Video Interview

HAMBURG, GERMANY - JULY 01:  Wladimir Klitschko (L) and his trainer Emanuel Steward (C) discuss gloves with the trainer of David Haye Adam Booth during the weigh in for his upcoming heavy weight title fight with David Haye at Karstadt Sports shopping centre on July 1, 2011 in Hamburg, Germany.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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Vitali SCorrespondent IOctober 19, 2011

Lately, there have been some talks circulating about Antonio Tarver (29-6-0) calling out Wladimir Klitschko (56-3-0).

Tarver seems to think that he is the only fighter out there who is capable of beating the Ukrainian giant. While I, along with many others, believe this to be a suicide for Tarver’s career and a waste of time for Wladimir, Emanuel Steward seems to think otherwise.

“I would love to see Wladimir Klitschko fight Antonio Tarver for many reasons. One is Tarver talks a lot; he would build up a big fight. And Tarver is coming off of a great victory. So I think he would be a good opponent,” said Wladimir’s trainer Emanuel Steward during my short interview with him.

After mentioning that Tarver had very limited experience at heavyweight, Steward had the following to reply with: “He is the best of a bad bunch, but he is a seasoned fighter, he is left handed, and he is a type of a guy who has a lot of confidence in himself.”

Seems like this would be a good fight for financial reasons, but there is very little to say about the competitiveness of this proposed match-up.

It is understandable that finding competition for either of the Klitschko brothers is not easy nowadays, so blaming them for taking any fight that will spell a larger paycheck is something I would not do.

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