Nagy Aguilera not ready for the likes of Antonio Tarver

Nagy Aguilera (left) was a punching bag for the former light-heavy weight champ. Photo courtesy of Showtime's Showbox: the New Generation

If last night’s Showbox: the New Generation’s feature bout was being viewed in an Irish Pub, observers in that pub may have used an analogy with their game of darts. Given a 100 darts, Nagy Aguilera (16-5-0, 11KO’s) probably hit Antonio Tarver (the dart board) only five times.


Tarver (28-6-0, with 19 KO’s), the former light-heavyweight champ, who’s making a comeback in the heavyweight division, slipped Aguilera’s punches, ducked under others and moved right or left out of harms way for ten rounds, all while dealing with a bothersome left shoulder injury. In his first comeback fight after 17 long months, Tarver wrenched his shoulder and then like any true warrior dealt with the pain for seven long rounds. Meanwhile, his hand-picked opponent botched his opportunity to make a name for himself.

What does this performance say about Tarver who turns 42 on November 21st? Even with the added weight (Tarver weighed 221 lbs for this fight) he needs more work to turn that excess girth into solid muscle because he’ll never knock anyone out with the power he showed last night. Unless he plans to outbox people, ala Floyd Mayweather Jr., his days in the heavyweight division are numbered.

The other bouts of note:

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at the Olimpyskiy Sports Palace in Chekhov, Russia
heavyweights Alexander Povetkin 1900 with 14 KO’s wins by KO in 5th rd over  Teke Oruh 1421
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at the Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
super middleweights Lucian Bute 2600 w/21 KO’s KO win 9th rd over Jesse Brinkley 3550 w/ 22 KO’s
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at the Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
super featherweight Eloy Perez 1802 w/5 KO’s wins by mixed decision over Dominic Salcido 1820
~ WBO NABO super featherweight title ~
heavyweights Seth Mitchell 1801 wins by KO in round one over Derrick Brown 1353
featherweights Charles Huerta 1410 wins by KO in round 1 over Felipe Cordova 200
light welterweights Frankie Gomez 600 wins by Unanimous Decision over Ramon Montano 1772
heavyweights Deontay Wilder 1200 wins by TKO in 4th round over Harold Sconiers 17202
featherweights Randy Caballero 400 gets Unanimous Decision over Missael Nunez 492
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