Antonio Tarver Net Worth

Antonio Tarver Net Worth is
$1 Million

Antonio Tarver Biography

Antonio Deon Tarver was born on 21 November 1968, in Orlando, Florida USA, of African-American descent. He is a professional boxer, probably best known as a former WBC, WBA, IBF and The Ring magazine light heavyweight champion.

So just how rich is Antonio Tarver at present? According to sources, Tarver’s net worth reaches $1 million, as of mid-2016. He established his wealth during his boxing career, as well as through his subsequent career as a boxing analyst, and his appearance in the film “Rocky Balboa”. Tarver’s assets include a house valued at over $715,000, and a Mercedes-Benz valued at around $19,000.

Antonio Tarver Net Worth $1 Million

Tarver started fighting during his teenage years, winning the US amateur championship at 178 pounds in 1993, and National Golden Gloves the following year. He went on to win the Gold Medal at the Pan American Games, the US National Amateur Championships and the World Amateur Boxing Championships in 1995, becoming the only fighter to capture the three wins in a single year. He then won a Bronze Medal at 178 pounds in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

The following year Antonio made his professional debut, gaining a second-round technical knockout over Joaquin Garcia. He went on to win his first 16 fights, 14 by knockout, before his first loss in 2000 against Eric Harding in an IBF title elimination bout. In 2002 he scored a win over Reggie Johnson in an IBF light-weight eliminator, winning the NABF/USBA light-heavyweight titles. In a rematch against Eric Harding, Tarver avenged his defeat. His net worth was rising.

His 2003 win over Montel Griffin brought Tarver the vacant WBC/IBF light-heavyweight titles, his first world championship. This was the beginning of the defining rivalry of Tarver’s career – the one with Roy Jones Jr. He lost his WBC title in the first fight against Jones in 2003, however, in the 2004 rematch, Tarver regained his WBC title, and winning the WBA title, which brought the fighter mainstream attention, appearances on various television and radio shows and on the cover of The Ring and KO Magazine, plus the position of a co-host of ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” for one telecast. He thus became a star, and his net worth was considerably.

In 2004 Tarver lost to Glen Johnson, however, in their 2005 rematch Tarver regained his light heavyweight championship, followed in 2005 by the third fight against Jones, from which Tarver came out as a winner. The following year he faced his fourth career loss, in a fight against Bernard Hopkins who forced him to pay $250,000 to a charity of Hopkins’ choice, due to a clause in their fight contract.

A year later, Tarver scored wins over Elvir Muriqi and Danny Santiago. By outclassing Clinton Woods in 2008, he regained his IBF title, however, the same year he lost the title to Chad Dawson, suffered another loss in their 2009 rematch. He returned to the ring in 2010 to beat Nagy Aguilera in heavyweight division, and the following year he faced Danny Green in the cruiser-weight division, scoring another victory and the IBO cruise-weight title.

Returning to the heavy-weight division, Tarver earned victories over Mike Sheppard in 2013, and Johnathon Banks in 2014. However, in two of his fights, against Lateef Kayode in 2012 and Steve Cunningham in 2015, Tarver tested positive for a banned substance, which changed the originally split draw results of the two fights into ‘no decision, and Tarver was fined $50,000 and suspended six months for the latter case.

Aside from boxing, Tarver has also served as a boxing analyst for Showtime Championship Boxing program. He starred alongside Sylvester Stallone in the 2006 film “Rocky Balboa”, as a heavyweight world champion Mason ‘The Line’ Dixon, the role which brought Tarver additional fame and considerably added to his wealth.

When speaking about his personal life, Tarver was married to Denise(1999-2004). He has one daughter from his previous relationship with Toni Rolle. The boxer has been involved in several controversies. In 2004 he filed for bankruptcy owing more than $900,000 to several entities. He has also been reported to owe $750,000 in child support debt.

Full NameAntonio Tarver
Net Worth$1 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 21, 1968
Place Of BirthOrlando, Florida, United States
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight198 lbs (89.7 kg)
ProfessionProfessional Boxer, boxing analist, WBC, WBA (Super), IBF light heavyweight champion, IBO cruiserweight champion
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseDenise Tarver (1999 - 2004)
ChildrenAntonio Tarver, Jr.
ParentsGwendolyn Tarver
NicknamesMagic Man , One Hit Wonder
AwardsPan American Games - Gold medal (1995 Light heavyweight), World Amateur Championships - Gold medal (1995 Light heavyweight), Olympic Games (1996, Light heavyweight), National Golden Gloves Light Heavyweight champion (1994), United States amateur Light Heavyweight champion (1993, 1995)
NominationsBest Upset ESPY Award
Movies"Rocky Balboa" (2006)
TV ShowsESPN's "Friday Night Fights", Showtime Championship Boxing
1Beat Clinton Woods on unanimous decision in Tampa, Florida to win the I.B.F. Light Heavyweight title. [April 2008]
2Lost linear light heavyweight title to Bernard Hopkins.
3He was the linear light heavyweight champion of the world, having defeated the aforementioned Jones and Glencoffe Johnson to earn that honor. He is a four-time (of various versions) champion.
4He was the first fighter to knockout Roy Jones Jr., and established himself as light heavyweight world champion in the process, winning back a title he previously lost to Jones in a disputed decision during their first fight.
5Shares a birthday with Björk, Goldie Hawn, Rachel Rogers, Nicollette Sheridan, & Juliet Mills


Boxing Bloopers2007Video shortMason 'The Line' Dixon (uncredited)
Rocky Balboa2006Mason 'The Line' Dixon


Fight Camp 360: Inside the Super Six World Boxing Classic2009-2010TV SeriesHimself - Three Time World Champion / Himself
ESPN Friday Night Fights2008TV SeriesHimself -Studio Guest
WWE Raw2008TV SeriesHimself
Reality in the Ring: Filming Rocky's Final Fight2007Video documentary shortHimself
Skill vs. Will: The Making of 'Rocky Balboa'2007Video documentary shortHimself
Film '722007TV SeriesHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
HBO: Tarver vs. Hopkins - Fight to the Finish2006TV MovieHimself
Rome Is Burning2006TV SeriesHimself
The 3rd Annual Vibe Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
HBO: Tarver vs. Jones 3 - No Excuses2005TV MovieHimself
The Contender2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2004TV SeriesHimself
Dennis Miller2004TV SeriesHimself
Tuesday Night Fights1997TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

ESPN Friday Night Fights2010-2012TV SeriesHimself
Biography2011TV Series documentaryMason 'The Line' Dixon
Rome Is Burning2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
5 Second Movies2008TV SeriesMason 'The Line' Dixon
Rocky Jumped a Park Bench2008Documentary shortHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself

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