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Antonio Tarver Returning to the Ring ... With His Son on the Undercard

8/7/2014 9:20 AM PDT

Antonio Tarver -- Returning to the Ring ... With His Son on the Undercard

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Antonio Tarver is making his comeback to boxing next month at age 45 and his son will be there to celebrate ... and also because he's on the same fight card!

As TMZ Sports first reported, Tarver was released from jail on March 5 and immediately hit the gym so he could re-start his boxing career and make the money he needs to pay off his $200,000 gambling debt.

Tarver's rep tells us ... Tarver will fight Johnathon Banks in San Antonio on September 19 and his son, Antonio Jr., will be on the undercard. The rep says he is in talks to nail down a TV deal for the fight too.


As for Banks ... he's 13 years younger than Tarver and has a record of 29-2 with 19 wins by knockout.

And unless Tarver brings his 'A' game, Banks is about to have an elder abuse charge on his resumé. Watch TMZ Sports on FS1 Get the new TMZ Sports app!

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