Will Experience Win Out On Saturday?

BY The Sweet Science ON May 29, 2012
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showtimessportsAGELESS QUESTION: WHO HAS THE ADVANTAGE WHEN YOUTH BATTLES EXPERIENCE?

ANTONIO TARVER (43) VS. LATEEF KAYODE (29)

INMAIN EVENT

WINKY WRIGHT (40) VS. PETER QUILLIN (28)

IN CO-FEATURE

"Four Warned" Saturday, June 2 Televised Live on SHOWTIME®

From The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

NEW YORK (May 29, 2012) - In addition to the amount of wins, losses or knockouts a fighter possesses, another number exists that is often discussed in the buildup to a prizefight: age.

However, history reveals that neither 43-year-old former Undisputed Light Heavyweight World Champion Antonio "Magic Man'' Tarver nor unbeaten 29-year-old top rated cruiserweight Lateef "Power" Kayode will have a clear advantage or be at a distinct disadvantage when they clash in the main event on Saturday, June 2 on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

The same goes for the evening's co-featured bout between 40-year-old former Undisputed Junior Middleweight World Champion Winky Wright and undefeated 28-year-old Brooklyn native Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin.

Boxing's history includes many instances of fighters in their 40's taking on 20-somethings,and SHOWTIME color commentator and boxing historian Steve Farhood assembled a list of marquee fights in which the result favored the more experienced fighters and the reverse, a list of bouts in which youth ruled the day.

20's over 40's:

WINNER                     AGE    RESULT         LOSER                                AGE

Muhammad Ali          20        KO 4                Archie Moore                       48

*Chad Dawson           29        W 12                Bernard Hopkins                   47

*Canelo Alvarez         21       W 12                 Sugar Shane Mosley             40

Joey Archer                27        W 10                 Sugar Ray Robinson            44

 

40's over 20's:

WINNER                     AGE    RESULT         LOSER                                   AGE 

*George Foreman       45        KO 10             Michael Moorer                     26 

*Archie Moore            41        KO 11             Yvon Durelle                           29

 Bernard Hopkins        43        W 12               Kelly Pavlik                            26

*Bernard Hopkins       46        W 12               Jean Pascal                             28

*Bob Fitzsimmons       40        W 20                George Gardner                     26

*Denotes World Title Fight

Tickets for "Four Warned" are on sale for as low as $25, with VIP floor seats priced at $200. Other tickets in the 8,000-seat outdoor stadium are priced at $50 and $100. Fans can purchase tickets at AXS.com or by phone at 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849), as well as The Home Depot Center Box Office (open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PT). VIP Suites are available for purchase by calling 1-877-604-8777. For more information on group discounts or VIP packages, please call 1-877-234-8425.

"Four Warned" features former Light Heavyweight World Champion Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver (29-6, 20 KO's) facing unbeaten Lateef Kayode (18-0, 14 KO's) in a 12-round cruiserweight fight, former undisputed junior middleweight kingpin Winky Wright (51-5-1, 25 KO's) returning to the ring to meet undefeated Peter Quillin (26-0, 20 KO's) in a middleweight bout, Austin Trout (24-0, 14 KO's) risking his perfect record and WBA Super Welterweight belt against Delvin Rodriguez (26-5-3, 14 KO's) and IBF number one rated bantamweight contender Vusi Malinga (20-3, 12 KO's) facing IBF number five rated contender Leo Santa Cruz (19-0-1, 11 KO's) for the vacant IBF bantamweight title. All four bouts will be telecast on Saturday, June 2, live on SHOWTIME® (9:00 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. "Four Warned" is presented by A.T. Entertainment, Golden Boy Promotions and Gary Shaw Productions with Trout vs. Rodriguez being presented in association with Greg Cohen Promotions and Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and Malinga vs. Santa Cruz being presented in association with Branco Sports Productions. The event is sponsored by Corona and AT&T.

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