Antonio Tarver weighed in at 221 for his first fight at heavyweight, airing tonight on Showtime at 11:00 p.m., against Nagy Aguilera. We'll see how he does, but I'd be lying if I said he doesn't look a little soft at the weight. Fighting on the undercard will be Shawn Porter, who made the 147 pound limit for the first time in his career. He'll be facing Hector Munoz, a tough guy who likes to mix it up and took a beating from Mike Jones his last time out. -- Brickhaus
Quotes from Antonio Tarver:
"I'm not going to put pressure on myself and say I want to win impressively, or I need to win impressively. I just want to do enough to win and look good if possible. I'm definitely excited about this fight and returning to the ring and not having to worry about making weight."
"I wanted a real test and I know Aguilera has trained hard for this, and he looks in great shape. So I expect a good fight."
"My dream is to win a world heavyweight title. It only takes one person to believe in you - and that's me. The rest will come aboard later."
"In this weight division, I'm definitely a work in progress. There are obviously a lot of questions. I have questions. Can I hurt a true heavyweight? Can I take their punches?"
"Tomorrow, you will get a glimpse. I hope to break him down mentally, and then physically. Styles make fights, and this is a good fight for me. I want to thank everyone who helped make it possible.''
Nagy Aguilera: "I'm still young and learning but I think Tarver made a mistake fighting me. He picked me from what he saw from ringside in my last fight, but I barely trained for that one. For this I worked very hard for two months and I am in great shape. I had my best camp ever and have never been as prepared for a fight like I am for this one."
More photos and quotes after the jump.
Shawn Porter: "I’m looking forward to a good fight. Munoz is exactly what you see on tape: a straight-ahead, aggressive fighter with a great chin. I’m prepared to do what it takes to get my way around him and take him out of there. ... The decision to drop down in weight was a team decision. At my height (5-foot-7), it’s probably better for me to fight at 147 than 154. In the ring I feel the same now fighting at welterweight as I did at junior middleweight."
Hector Munoz: :Porter has the name, he was a 2008 U.S. Olympian and I know he’s favored. But you can’t measure heart and no one has a bigger heart them me. I am here to win."