Golden Boy Boxing: Return of Antonio Tarver

Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that the Golden Boy Boxing Live! is back at the BB&T Center on Tuesday, Nov. 26 featuring the return of former World Champion Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver and West Virginia veteran Mike Sheppard in the 10 round heavyweight main event. 

Tickets are on sale now and the event will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

“We are thrilled to welcome Antonio Tarver and Mike Sheppard along with bringing Golden Boy Boxing back to the BB&T Center for the fourth time in the past year,” said SSE President Michael R. Yormark (@PanthersYormark). “From the opening match until the main event, this will be one of the biggest cards out there that boxing fans won’t want to miss.”

“I’m looking forward to getting back into the ring and showing the world that the ‘Magic Man’ is better than ever and ready for the big fights,” said Tarver.  “This is the perfect opportunity to make a statement at home and I can’t wait.”

“Beating someone like Antonio Tarver would be career-altering for me,” said Sheppard.  “I know what he’s accomplished in the sport, but I’m hungry for this and you’re going to see the best Mike Sheppard yet.”

“I have not fought here in Florida in almost two years and this is what my fans have been waiting for,” said Ortiz.  “It’s going to be a big night in Florida and I will be looking for a knockout.”

Tarver vs. Sheppard is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and O’Reilly Auto Parts.  The BB&T Center doors open at 7:00 p.m. ET and the first bell rings at 8:00 p.m. ET.  The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes bi-lingual simulcast will air live at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets priced at $150 (VIP Tables), $75, $50, $40 and $25, not including applicable service charges, are on sale now and available for purchase at all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling (800) 745-3000, online at and at the BB&T Center box office.
Fight fans can purchase annual subscriptions for the Golden Boy Boxing Series inclusive of VIP seating and boxing legend meet and greets by calling 954-835-CLUB.

Full Bout Sheet (as of 11/7/13).