Tavoris Cloud, Jean Pascal Agree To Fight; T.V Date Is All That Remains To Be Finalised
By James Slater: According to invaluable web site Fightnews.com, fans can expect an explosive, hugely important light-heavyweight clash this summer. Former world ruler Jean Pascal told the site that he and reigning IBF king Tavoris Cloud have agreed to a fight, and all that remains to be worked out is a T.V date for the fight to go out on Showtime.
Article posted on 23.04.2012
“We made a deal with Cloud, the deal is done, and we’re just waiting on a T.V date from Showtime,” Pascal told Fightnews. “I’m supposed to be fighting on either July 7th or August 11th and I can’t wait to get back in the ring.”
Whichever date this one takes place on, the fans are almost certain to be treated to an exciting fight. Cloud, unbeaten at 24-0(19) loves to face guys who will stand and fight with him, and it’s almost a guarantee that Pascal, 26-2-1(16) will oblige him.
Pascal, out of the ring since his rematch loss to the ageless Bernard Hopkins (May of last year), may be suffering from some rust when he gets in there with the 30-year-old Floridian who is himself coming off a desperately close, unimpressive points win over Gabriel Campillo, and Pascal better be ready for a fast start from the IBF champ. Once the action settles down, however, a gruelling battle of attrition looks a good bet.
Both Cloud and Pascal are coming off disappointing fights in which they were outboxed for long periods, yet against each other, the two warriors will not have to worry about that. Simply put, both men like, and are good at putting on, a rumble. The styles of the two men will gel very well come the summer.
For Cloud, the fight will represent his biggest, potentially toughest fight yet; while for Pascal the fight will present him with the opportunity to become a champion all over again. Neither guy can afford to lose and both will be willing to give their all as a result. Both men can bang, both have a good chin and both fighters have great stamina.
This one looks like a hugely entertaining distance fight to me. Can you say “pick ’em?!”
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