Pascal vs. Cloud is Likely Postponed Due To Hand Injury
By Osman Rodriguez
Multiple sources have advised BoxingScene.com that a press conference has been scheduled for tomorrow morning in Montreal to announce the postponement of the IBF light heavyweight title fight between champion Tavoris Cloud (24-0, 19KOs) and former WBC beltholder Jean Pascal (26-2-1, 16KOs). The Showtime televised fight was scheduled to take place on August 11th at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The co-feature was going to have Adonis Stevenson taking on Donovan George in an IBF super middleweight eliminator.
A source in Cloud's camp told BoxingScene the IBF champion is "ready to go." Sources indicate Pascal suffered a hand injury in training, but Pascal's camp has not confirmed the information. A conference call was scheduled to take place today, but canceled a few hours ago.
The potential new date being floated by both sides, based on a source close to the promotion, is October 13th. However, BoxingScene has been told by another source that October 13 will not work for Showtime because of a conflict related to their televised coverage of the Olympics on the afternoon of October 14th.
Tomorrow's press conference should shed more light.
The moment I read the title I knew it was Pascal who pulled out. Pascal strikes me as being the type of fighter who worries too much about losing.Comment by Money_May on 07-24-2012
And so 2012 strikes again!Comment by mccready on 07-24-2012
Um, Olympics end in August, not October.Comment by MJ223 on 07-24-2012
[QUOTE=ABOSWORTH;12368562]Why the hell not? I think it should be a good fight.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Sweet Pea 50;12368621]Exactly. I think it would be a devastating, avi worthy type knockout kind of a fight. Oh well. The ***** ass French Canadian Frog quitter has…Comment by sicko on 07-24-2012
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