The Rematch: Eric Harding vs. Antonio Tarver II
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Saturday, July 20, 2002
Two years after suffering his only defeat to Eric Harding, Antonio Tarver gets a rematch on the undercard of the rematch between Vernon Forrest and Shane Mosley. After losing the first three rounds, Tarver catches Harding with some left hand bombs in the fourth, battering him to the canvas. Harding survives with the help of the bell but goes down again early in the fifth. While Tarver shouts at him to stop the fight, Referee Bill Paige asks Harding if he can continue, to which Harding replies, "I'm from Philadelphia." Tarver then hammers Harding to the mat one more time before the fight is mercifully ended.