Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Mack Motivated By Family Promise To End Tavoris Cloud

By Chris LaBate

Light heavyweight contender Yusaf Mack (29-3-2, 17 KOs) is very motivated for Saturday's fight with IBF champion Tavoris Cloud (22-0, 18 KOs). The Philadelphia boxer made a promise to his dying father, and he vows to make good when he faces Cloud in an HBO televised fight from St. Charles, Mo. The main event will feature a battle of junior welterweights, as Devon Alexander (21-1, 13 KOs) face Lucas Matthysse (28-1, 26 KOs).

"My dad passed away about 2 years ago," Mack told scribe Bernard Fernandez. "On his deathbed, he said he wanted me to be world champ, so I promised him that. And that's what I've got to do."

The two fighters have a common opponent, Glen Johnson. Mack was stopped in six rounds by Johnson in February of 2010, while Cloud won a twelve round unanimous decision over Johnson on August 7 of 2010. Mack admits to underestimating Johnson because of his age [he was 41 at the time of the fight], but promises a different outcome on Saturday.

"Going in, I thought Glen was [too] old," Mack said. "I took Glen for granted. I should have taken care of business. This fight will be different."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Gary Russell Jr. vs. Joseph Diaz - The Ball is Already Rolling Linares: I'm Confident That I Can Beat Lomachenko! Juan Francisco Estrada Will Aim To Knock Sor Rungvisai Out Arum: I Really Think Joshua's Chin is Suspect, Parker Could KO Him Ricardo Mayorga Hits Texas To Begin Camp For April Return Kell Brook Admits He Hit 'Rock Bottom' After Spence, GGG Losses Eubank Sr. To Eubank Jr. - The Decision Was The Right Decision Imre Szello Got Revenge on Denis Grachev in Hungary George Groves: Eubank Jr. Should Try Something Else, or Perform WBC Welterweight Tournament - Eight Fighters Announced Frank Warren is Eager To Do Billy Joe Saunders vs. George Groves Daigo Higa, Ken Shiro Title Bouts Added To Murata-Blandamura Bellew Urges Eubank Jr. To Make Big Changes After Groves Loss Humberto Velazco With Big KO Win Over Thomas Williams Jr. Weekend Review: Groves Proves His Level, Eubank Jr. Sinks Bivol Believes Barrera's Reason for Picking Him Over Kovalev Porter To Thurman: You Ran in Our Fight & You're Still Running! Garcia on Spence: I Don’t Duck Nobody; It'll Eventually Happen George Groves vs. Chris Eubank Jr. - Afterthoughts Shane McGuigan: Eubank Jr. Must Reassess, Get Rid Of Cowboys BBBofC Round-Up: Wale, Dickens, Ward, Benn, Selby, More Chris Eubank Jr. Would Consider Returning To Middleweight Teofimo Lopez To Return on Crawford-Horn Undercard Arum Explains Why Lomachenko-Linares Being on HBO is a 'Waste' Callum Smith Expects Braehmer To Present Some Problems George Groves - The Emotion and The Logic Danny Garcia: I Want Thurman, It's On Him, Whenever He's Ready McGregor Trolls Mayweather Over Failed Bid To Lure Him To UFC Ugas Motivated To Shock Experts, Topple Errol Spence For IBF Belt Video: Jermell Charlo Talks 154 Division, Andrade, Lubin, More Alberto Machado vs. Rafael Mensah Purse Bid Set For March 2 Alexander: I Absolutley Beat Victor Ortiz - I Gave Him Three Rounds Groves May Request New WBSS Date if Injury Needs Time To Heal William Silva Tops Card on March 3 in Clearwater, Florida Video: Paulie Malignaggi Breaks Down Garcia's Win Over Rios Brandon Rios: I'm Mad Over Stoppage, I Was Ready To Continue! Video: Shawn Porter Talks Confrontation With Danny Garcia Sauerland: We'll Wait Before Making Decision On WBSS Final Isaac Zarate, Ruben Villa Win Bouts in Ontario, California Subriel Matias, Alfredo Santiago Win Bouts in Puerto Rico
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement