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The Queensbury Rules:
There is history to be made, and there are echoes of the past.
Tavoris Cloud is the tenth man in history -- the tenth to share a commonality with the other nine men that spans 23 years: Men like Joe Calzaghe, Joe Lipsey, Jermain Taylor, Glen Johnson, Kelly Pavlik, Roy Jones Jr., and Felix Trinidad.
These pugilists and a few other forgotten prize fighters all entered the ring with Bernard Hopkins with unblemished, undefeated, records.
A few escaped with hard fought, marginal victories, neither impressive nor effusive. The rest suffered devastating losses.
Win or lose, nearly all left the ring with their future boxing careers dramatically altered or ended.
At 24-0 Tavoris Cloud, the 31-year-old Florida fighter, known for a hard-hitting, hard hat-wearing style, is looking to do what none of those other nine were able to do
The man named Cloud is looking to beat Hopkins into the mat like the pounding rain that should pl...
BEST OF MAXIM
Tavoris Cloud was 6 years old when Bernard Hopkins made his professional debut. On Saturday (9:30 p.m. ET/PT, HBO) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, the two men square off with the 48-year-old Hopkins looking to break his own record of becoming the oldest boxer to win a world title.
Hopkins admitted there were some aches and pains here and there during training, but said camp...
After growing up with very little, in a rough neighborhood, living in a small house that sometimes housed as many as 15 other people, and beating those odds, having a boxing legend in the opposite corner does not seem as daunting a task for Tavoris Cloud.
Still, Saturday night's IBF Light Heavyweight title fight against 48-year-old Bernard Hopkins is the biggest challenge of...
Hopkins vs Cloud weigh in
The Bernard Hopkins vs. Tavoris Cloud weigh-ins were held on Friday afternoon, in advance of their HBO-televised Light Heavyweight title clash on Saturday night from the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York. Right here, you can find the complete Hopkins vs. Cloud weigh-in results, official weights, and weigh-in photos. Take a look and see how the fighters look as they meet...
This weekend on HBO, Bernard Hopkins takes on Light Heavyweight titleholder Tavoris Cloud, in an attempt to break his own record as the oldest fighter in history to win a world title. Right here, we have a huge collection of Hopkins vs. Cloud material for you to take a look at, including video of their final press conference, photos from their media workouts, a huge collection of...
Time waits for no man, except, perhaps, Bernard Hopkins. The 48-year-old has fought at a high level despite a decrepit-for-boxing age far later than he has had any right to, and probably better than anyone ever has in the history of the sport. As his Saturday showdown on HBO with Tavoris Cloud nears, though, one gets the impression that time has at last grown impatient with Hopkins...
Citing clean living, former two-weight world champion Bernard Hopkins is ready to challenge Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud for the IBF light heavyweight title tomorrow night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Hopkins (52-6-2-2, 32 KOs), a reformed ex-convict who outclassed Jean Pascal in May 2011 to earn a unanimous decision victory and become, at 46, the oldest man to capture...
Bernard Hopkins is chasing history as boxing's oldest champion.
The 48-year-old Hopkins will try to prove he's still championship material when he fights undefeated Tavoris Cloud for a piece of the 175-pound light heavyweight title Saturday night at Barclays Center in New York.
Hopkins dethroned George Foreman as the oldest boxer to win a world title when he beat Jean Pascal...
Bernard Hopkins has basically done it all in his storied career. The historic reign at middleweight, with all of those title defenses. The move up to Light Heavyweight and the defining wins he had there. Becoming the oldest man to win a championship belt in boxing history. And much more along the way. Right here, you can relive all of it, with two different Bernard Hopkins highlight...
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Looks like meat’s back on the menu boys! And by meat, I mean big time boxing. The main meal is the juicy HBO doubleheader headlined by a light heavyweight fight between Bernard Hopkins and Tavoris Cloud. There are other interesting titbits here and there that can serve as appetisers, and an excellent fight on HBO Latino that can be dessert.
Bernard Hopkins vs. Tavoris...
Bernard Hopkins told me that 75% of the boxing game is mental, in and out of the ring and the other 25% was preparation. He said most fighters are prepared physically, but mentally is where you can break them down.
That is what Floyd Mayweather is doing in this video courtesy of CSNBayArea, he’s trying to get into Robert Guerrero’s head.
It worked against Victor Ortiz, but...