By Rick Reeno
BoxingScene.com was advised that there is some post-fight controversy over the gloves that were used during Saturday light heavyweight bout between IBF champion Tavoris Cloud (21-0, 18KOs) and Glen Johnson (50-14-2, 34KOs). Cloud won a twelve round unanimous decision at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. All three judges saw it 116-112.
From what I was told, both sides agreed to use "red 10-ounce Everlast gloves" but Cloud entered the ring wearing a pair of "black gloves." A member of Cloud's team told the local commission that Johnson's co-promoter Leon Margules agreed to the black gloves, which Margules denied. Cloud's gloves were confiscated by the local commission for a precautionary inspection. It's not clear yet if Johnson's team will fill a protest.