PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes at the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame Spectacular in Saint Petersburg

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

Check below for more photos…

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




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