Waiakea alum Tavares ready to avenge loss

Waiakea alum Tavares ready to avenge loss

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - By Jenessa Gladstone

For the first time since April, Brad Tavares is stepping back into the octagon.

The Big Island native's last fight ended with a loss to Yoel Romero, which snapped a five-bout winning streak.

Despite the defeat, Tavares continued looking to the future.

"A lot of people I see, you know, they dwell on it," said the 12-3 middleweight. "It kind of affects them mentally and that carries on into the next training camp and then on to the next fight. I'm not like that. I like to learn from my losses and that way it's not a complete loss."

This time he has his sights set on Tim "The Barbarian" Boetsch.

The two will face off tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. Hawaii time on Fox Sports 1.

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