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 Last update:  3/9/2013       Read more by Keith Idec         
   
Sanchez Expects Cloud To Repeat Terry Norris' Big Win
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By Keith Idec

NEW YORK — Tavoris Cloud’s trainer expects personal history to repeat itself Saturday night at Barclays Center.

In February 1991, Abel Sanchez brought another younger, lesser-known fighter to New York to face a legend. Terry Norris, then the WBC junior middleweight champion, dominated “Sugar” Ray Leonard at Madison Square Garden that night and won a 12-round unanimous decision by wide margins on all three scorecards (120-104, 119-103, 116-110).

Though he fought one more time, the legendary Leonard’s loss to Norris essentially ended his celebrated career. Leonard, who was stopped by Hector Camacho in his final fight six years later, was dropped twice by Norris, who was 23 at the time.

Bernard Hopkins, 48, is much older than Leonard was when he fought Norris (34), yet the Philadelphia native remains one of the top three light heavyweights in boxing. Sanchez still suspects Cloud (24-0, 19 KOs) will force Hopkins to halt his Hall-of-Fame career once they meet in an HBO “World Championship Boxing” main event for Cloud’s IBF light heavyweight title.

“You know, 22 years ago I brought a young man here to fight another legend, Terry Norris,” Sanchez said. “And nobody gave him a chance. The legend had too many tricks, the legend had too many great fights. And if you all remember the fight, it was a very terrible beating for Ray Leonard. That’s exactly what’s going to happen Saturday night. This legend’s going to be retired and a new star’s going to be born.”

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

Tags: Tavoris Cloud , Bernard Hopkins , Hopkins-Cloud , Hopkins vs. Cloud


 

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comment by -Kev-, on 03-09-2013
[QUOTE=mathed]Actually Cloud is like a -175 favorite to win. Hopkins could age overnight but Cloud doesn't have the arsenal that Dawson does. Hopkins should be able to make it a dirty fight and slow it down to his pace.[/QUOTE] Jesus Christ, Hopkins is the underdog??? When will they learn?

comment by mathed, on 03-09-2013
[QUOTE=-Kev-]Nobody is going to be surprised if Cloud beats Hop, despite him being the underdog. Hopkins is nearly 50 years old, not 35 like SRL was vs Norris.[/QUOTE] Actually Cloud is like a -175 favorite to win. Hopkins could age overnight but Cloud doesn't have the arsenal that Dawson doe...

comment by -Kev-, on 03-09-2013
Nobody is going to be surprised if Cloud beats Hop, despite him being the underdog. Hopkins is nearly 50 years old, not 35 like SRL was vs Norris.

comment by .:: JSFD26 ::., on 03-09-2013
[quote=parrish duke] Hopkins no world beater? The man is still relevant and fighting for a World championship at 48 ! Isn't he like the only to have won a belt at 47 ! fans give X so much flack, but if you hear any other boxers or shall i say his contemporaries- Mexican, white, peurto rican, blac...

comment by mathed, on 03-09-2013
Looking at Cloud's resume, al of his KO's came against no-hopers that I have never even heard of basically. Since he stepped up to c level competition, he has had 1 TKO since 2008 against Yusef Mack and that fight was dead even at the time of the TKO, which means it was a stoppage to ensure Clou...

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