By Lee Bates
Richie Boy Promotions, who represents unbeaten # 1 IBF ranked contender Tavoris Cloud (19-0, 18 KOs), bid $191,000 to beat out the $105,000 bid of Dennis Hobson Promotions, who promotes former IBF light heavyweight champion and #2 IBF ranked Clinton Woods (42-4-1, 24 KOs). Richie Boy Promotions now has the rights to promote the bout between Cloud and Woods. The two are fighting for the vacant IBF light heavyweight title that was vacated by former champion Chad Dawson. Woods defeated Elvir Muriqi by unanimous decision in his last bout this past February in an IBF title eliminator. Cloud on the other hand has not fought in nearly a year dating back to his 10th round TKO victory over former WBO light heavyweight champion Julio Gonzalez in August of 2008 becoming the first to stop Gonzalez in 46 professional bouts.