Adrian Diaconu will step in. I like the replacement. Diaconu smoked Rico Hoye a few months ago. Diaconu versus Dawson will be much more exciting to watch than Tarver vs Dawson. Who wants to see Old Man Tarver labor around the ring throwing a bazillion pitty-pat punches?
Hopefully, Tarver will get another good payday before he hangs them up.
He's been a great character and I think the way he turned around his personal life is commendable. He's articulate and funny, and could be a great ambassador for the sport when he retires.