Frank Mir vs Antonio Tarver will face off with one another as a supporting act to Jake Paul vs Ben Askren.
The ex-MMA champion and the ex-Boxing champion will don the big gloves and test skills in the boxing ring on April 17th via Triller.
The former multi-time UFC heavyweight titlist Frank Mir took to his personal Twitter to announce news of the bout.
I am a competitor. I have been all my life.
I take on challenges to grow and better myself as a person.
I have always wanted to test myself in the boxing ring so when this opportunity arose I jumped on it.
See you April 17th @AntonioTarver #MirTarver
— Frank Mir (@thefrankmir) February 25, 2021
This prizefight came as a bit of a surprise to some. Especially with the backdrop of Frank Mir signing with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship in recent months.
While Mir is a seasoned MMA practitioner, this will mark his first foray into a boxing ring. The twenty-year MMA pro/ sweet science debutant is stepping in there with a former Olympic medalist and a decorated champion-level pro.
Frank Mir vs Antonio Tarver
The Magic Man Antonio Tarver also made his own announcement regarding the upcoming contest on his personal social media.
— The Magic Man 🎩 (@AntonioTarver) February 22, 2021
Antonio Tarver has collected numerous light-heavyweight championships throughout his career including the WBA, WBC, The Ring, IBF, and IBO belts. He also captured the IBO cruiserweight championship as well as the WBA NABA interim heavyweight belt.
Antonio Tarver has earned significant wins in Queensberry Rules competition over Roy Jones Jr, Glen Johnson, Eric Harding, and Montell Griffin.
Frank Mir has captured meaningful wins in mixed martial arts against Tim Sylvia, Brock Lesnar, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, and Mirko Cro Cop.
Mir has been getting out there a bit more avidly in recent times. His last bout was in October 2019 as compared to Tarver last competing in August 2015.
Mir’s last outing saw him earn a unanimous decision win over Roy Nelson at Bellator 231. Tarver last fought to a split draw against former IBF cruiserweight titlist Steve Cunningham.
Who do you think gets the win when Frank Mir and Antonio Tarver collide inside a boxing ring?