New Year's Eve promises to be an exciting night on Showtime, as two championship fights are scheduled. One of these highlights what is going on in the light heavyweight division beyond Chad Dawson, Bernard Hopkins and Jean Pascal, as the thunderous Tavoris Cloud is scheduled to defend his IBF title against veteran and undefeated Zsolt Erdei. This fight is a classic boxer vs. puncher match-up, and all the more exciting because the outcome is far from clear.
Zsolt Erdei (33-0, 18 KOs)
5'10" tall, 72" reach, 37 years old
Former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion
Erdei is a well-schooled Continental-style boxer with a respectable amateur pedigree, including a middleweight bronze from the Sydney Olympics. His technical skills were good enough to take Julio Cesar Gonzalez's WBO Light Heavyweight crown back in 2004, and in those days Gonzalez was a guy who could beat Glen Johnson, David Telesco and the older versions of Dariusz Michalczewski and ...