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Antonio Tarver Tests Positive For Steroids

by Robert Littal | Posted on Friday, June 22nd, 2012
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For someone on steroids Tarver didn’t fight very well.

He might want to reevaluate what he was taking. Up the dose a little bit, so he could have started the fight a little faster.  It shouldn’t take seven rounds to kick in.

If you are going to cheat go all out.

Cruiserweight contender Antonio Tarver tested positive for the anabolic steroid drostanolone in a pre-fight urine test conducted by the California State Athletic Commission for his June 2 fight with Lateef Kayode, Steve Feder, Kayode’s manager, told ESPN.com on Friday.

Tarver, the former light heavyweight world champion, fought Kayode to a 12-round draw at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., in a the main event of a Showtime-televised quadrupleheader.

“That is correct. Mr. Tarver tested positive for a banned substance,” George Dodd, the executive officer of the California commission told ESPN.com.

Dodd said the commission has suspended Tarver — who earned $1 million for the fight — and fined him $2,500

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