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Tavoris Cloud Aims to Impress, But Will Anyone Be Watching?


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Tavoris Cloud Aims to Impress, But Will Anyone Be Watching?

 

by Sean Morehouse

 

We’ve all heard the old philosophical riddle about a tree falling in the forest with nobody around to hear it. On Friday night, we might find the answer to a similar question: If Tavoris Cloud defends his title against a no-hoper in an non-televised fight, does anybody care?

On Friday night, Tavoris Cloud will defend his light heavyweight title in Miami. You could be forgiven for needing to be told that Cloud (21-0-0, 18 KO) is no longer just a promising prospect and, in fact, holds a major title. Other than a close win over division stalwart Glenn Johnson on an HBO undercard in August, Cloud’s exposure on television has been somewhat limited.

 

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It is a bit difficult to tell why; the hard-hitting Cloud was entertaining in his previous two victories on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. In August 2008 he became the first man to stop granite-chinned veteran Julio Cesar Gonzalez, who had gone the distance with Zsolt Erdei and Roy Jones and defeated Dariusz Michalczewski, in a title eliminator. Cloud didn’t fight again for over a year and the long layoff slowed his momentum.

 

Read more here: http://theboxingtribune.com/2010/12/tavoris-cloud-aims-to-impress-but-will-anyone-be-watching/

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I don't really think Zuniga is the "loser" he's being made out to be.

Although he's more suited to 168 lbs, the guy packs a punch, and could very easily spring an upset.

I went for Cloud in the Predictor, as he is the overwhelming favourite, but I think his outstanding win - versus Glen Johnson, could easily be classed as one of the many robberies Johnson has been on the receiving end of, and he still has a lot to prove imo.

I don't think he's so far ahead of Zuniga at this stage, and though Cloud is the more promising fighter, Zuniga could be a tougher test than many people think.

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