Antonio Tarver works with his son, Antonio Tarver Jr., prior to his seventh pro bout (Photo: Hustle Boss)
By Chris Robinson
On Friday night, June 18, professional boxing returned to St. Petersburg, FL, with the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame Spectacular.
The fight card was presented by T & K Boxing Promotions and held inside of the St. Petersburg Marriot Clearwater.
The evening’s results saw the following:
Bryce Mills (6-0, 3 KO’s) UD6 over Jerrell Hodge (1-1) in a junior middleweight attraction
Antonio Tarver Jr. (7-0, 5 KO’s) TKO4 over Thomas Turner (5-11, 4 KO’s) in a light heavyweight attraction
Ivan Franco (9-0, 7 KO’s) TKO1 over Ubaldo Lara (1-4-1) in a junior welterweight attraction
Henry Keenan Cruz Cubano (5-2, 1 KO) TKO4 over Arnold Hill (11-15, 6 KO’s) in a middleweight attraction
Armando Moran (4-1-1, 3 KO’s) Drew with Joshua Montoya (0-1-1) over four rounds in a featherweight attraction
Jose Rodriguez (2-0, 2 KO’s) TKO1 over Jeremy McGuire (0-2) in a welterweight attraction
Angel Ilarza (4-0) UD4 over Nissan Anderson (0-2-1) in a middleweight attraction
Rufino Lewis (1-0, 1 KO) KO1 over Steven Merrill (0-2) in a welterweight attraction
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Former unified lightweight champion Nate Campbell is always a fan favorite
Jose Rodriguez getting ready backstage
Rufino Lewis after his first round knockout victory
Trainer Don Kahn spent many years working with the great Alexis Arguello
A focused Antonio Tarver Jr.
Florida boxing great Antonio Tarver posing with a fan
Armando Moran prior to his draw with Joshua Montoya
Joshua Montoya gave the fans some excitement in his draw with Armando Moran
Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com