Cloud vs Erdei, K9 vs Latimore Double in The Works?
By Ryan Burton
BoxingScene.com has been advised by multiple sources that Showtime is looking to put together a New Year's Eve double header. Our sources have indicated to us that talks are on going for a possible clash that would pit IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud (23-0) against former two division champion Zsolt Erdei (33-0) in the main event with IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius "K9" Bundrage (31-4) facing Deandre Latimore (22-3) in the televised co-feature.
The card would be a co-promotion between Don King, who promotes Cloud and Bundrage, and Lou DiBella who promotes Erdei and co-promotes Latimore with Steve Smith's Rumble Time Promotions.
The likely landing place for the fight is Latimore's hometown of St. Louis, MO. When Latimore faced Cory Spinks in 2009 in a battle for hometown bragging rights (in addition to the then vacant IBF junior middleweight strap), nearly 10,000 fans showed up.
St. Louis native Ryan Coyne (18-0), who is ranked #7 by the WBA in the light heavyweight division is also likely to appear on the card. Coyne is also promoted by Don King and is a big ticket seller in his hometown.
Our sources say that the fights are far from finalized but that the talks are ongoing.
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[QUOTE=Hitman932;11318383]If it doesn't happen it will be because Cloud doesn't want it or Don King demands some stupid ass options on Erdei.[/QUOTE] right like erdei has fought great competition. Dudes a bum Cloud has a better resumeComment by EdMon917 on 10-20-2011
Wow, great matchup. Love watching undefeated fighters clash.Comment by Hitman932 on 10-20-2011
If it doesn't happen it will be because Cloud doesn't want it or Don King demands some stupid ass options on Erdei.Comment by teddycanyon on 10-20-2011
If this actually happens, I'll be shocked.Comment by Spray_resistant on 10-20-2011
[QUOTE=Walt Liquor;11318134]Put up or shut time for zsolt sturm.[/QUOTE] I bet this doesn't come off for whatever reason.Post a Comment/View More User Comments (6)