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Antonio Tarver-Steve Cunningham heating up with trash talk

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Former world champions Antonio Tarver and Steve Cunningham exchanged heated words today on a media conference call that escalated into a back-and-forth dialogue about mutual respect and ring generalship.

The call became escalated between the two main event stars with the first media question and continued for nearly 20 minutes. One thing is for sure, there will be fireworks at the Prudential Center on August 14 live on PBC on Spike.

“You’re overlooking me…I wouldn’t break camp, but you’re breaking camp for me. Good luck August 14. You’re crazy. You’re out of your mind.” – Tarver to Cunningham

“A few years ago, you were calling me a ‘nobody.’ Let’s keep it real. You’re a professional mouth-runner. I’m a professional fighter…period.” – Cunningham to Tarver

While Cunningham isn’t typically the type to talk too much trash, Tarver certainly is. From his famous, any excuses tonight Roy before his rematch with Roy Jones Jr., to his recent boast that he’d knock out Deontay Wilder.

Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs) and Steve “U.S.S.” Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs) headline the event with their 12-round heavyweight battle. Televised coverage begins when Marco Huck (38-2-1, 26 KO) defends his cruiserweight world title against Krzysztof Glowacki (24-0, 15 KOs).