Tavoris Cloud’s trainer, Abel Sanchez — who trained Terry Norris to brutally defeat Sugar Ray Leonard — says his fighter is “about to retire another legend on Saturday night” when Cloud faces 48-year-old Bernard Hopkins.
Tavoris Cloud on Bernard Hopkins’ outfit at Wednesday’s press conference: “It was funny to just turn around and to just see a grown man with a ski mask on standing there and not saying nothing to nobody.”
HBO’s ringside scorer Harold Lederman said Andre Ward was “terrific,” and, “sharp” as a network commentator for this past Saturday’s triple-header at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Kevin McBride said his reasons for continuing to fight have little to do with money as much as “restoring sanity in my own head.”
Former RING light heavyweight and middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins’ next fight, a March 9 clash with IBF 175-pound beltholder, Tavoris Cloud, will be formally announced during a press conference on Jan. 15, Hopkins’ 48th birthday.
Having lost title bouts to Andre Ward, Lucian Bute and Joe Calzaghe, super middleweight contender Sakio Bika looks to cash in on a potential WBC title fight agianst Nikola Sjekloca on Feb. 16.
RING, WBA and WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward said “I can’t wait to get back out there and perform for all my fans” after having endured surgery on his right shoulder on Friday.
While IBF light heavyweight titleholder Tavoris Cloud could defend his belt against Bernard Hopkins on March 9, IBF super middleweight beltholder Carl Froch is weighing mandatory challenger Adonis Stevenson or WBA counterpart Mikkel Kessler.