Pascal vs. Cloud is Likely Postponed Due To Hand Injury

By Osman Rodriguez

Multiple sources have advised 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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by iniduoh on 07-25-2012

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

as long as the fight is still on I don't care

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