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On June 2, 2012 IBO Crusierweight Champion Antonio Tarver defended his title against Lateef Kayode. The fight was first ruled a 12 round draw and later a no contest due to Tarver testing positive for steroid use. Antonio Tarver 29-6 (20 KOs) vs. Lateef Kayode 18-0 (14 KOs) Tarver entered as the #6 cruiserweight contender in the world according to The Ring Magazine. Kayode, a 3/1 betting underdog, was ranked #8 by the same publication. Antonio Tarver 'No Contest' Steroid Controversy-On June 22, 2012, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) announced Tarver's prefight urinalysis tested positive for the steroid Drostalolone (Maseron). According to RingTV, Antonio Tarver's draw with Kayode was ruled a 'No Contest'. Tarver, the 43 year old IBO Cruiserweight Champion, was fined $2,500 USD. In addition, Tarver, who earned a handsome $1.1 Million USD for the bout, was suspended. Drostanolone is a steroid created to fight certain forms of breast cancer, but it is also used as an ancillary drug to combat estrogenic side effects caused by other or mass-building steroids such as water-retention. Tarver stated the result was a false positive, and appealed the CSAC ruling which changed the fight result, and caused his suspension and fine. The IBO title remained in Tarver's hands until Tarver's appeal was heard, in a situation similar to Chad Dawson versus Bernard Hopkins I. The IBO world cruiserweight title then went vacant, and was regained by former IBO WOrld Cruiserweight champion Danny Green, who had previously lost the IBO belt to Tarver in Australia.Offered here is an original Promoter Credential for this event.
This is an original Promoter Credential which pictures both fighters and others on the show. Bold color and print. Bold, clear images. Two holes atop for neck chain. Not creased or torn/ Clean front and back. 4" x 6 1/4."

Size: 4 x 6 1/4

Condition: near mint