Olympic Monitor, Apr. 22, 1996


Boxing is one of the most individual of sports, but when Antonio Tarver, 27, talks about his eight-year-long quest for Olympic gold, he often uses "we" instead of "I." In 1995 the tall (6 ft. 2 in.), lanky (178 lbs.) light-heavyweight from Orlando, Florida, became the first American ever to win U.S., World and Pan American championships in the same year, and he is the best hope for U.S. boxing gold in Atlanta. "Through the years, a lot of people have been there for me," he says. "We've worked very, very hard. "

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