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Johnson pulling for Cloud

By Lee Bates

With just days to go before undefeated contender Tavoris Cloud (19-0, 18 KOs) of Tallahassee faces former champion Clinton Woods (42-4-1, 24 KOs) of Sheffield, England for the vacant IBF light heavyweight title, former champion Glen Johnson who went 1-1-1 in 36 championship rounds with Woods in Woods’ native UK , briefly commented on the bout. “I’ll be there ringside and I hope Cloud wins. I didn’t see Cloud beat former world champion Julio Gonzalez, so I’m really looking forward to seeing Tavoris fight. American TV is willing to spend more money on American fighters, so I hope Cloud wins this. Woods fought harder against me in our three fights we had over there in the UK than he did against Roy Jones and Antonio Tarver in the US. Woods is out of his comfort zone when he leaves the UK,” said Johnson. Cloud-Woods in the co-main event of an ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” title twinbill at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL. In the evening’s main event, Columbia’s Juan Urango (21-2-1, 16 KOs) defends his IBF junior welterweight title against Miami’s Randall Bailey (39-6, 35 KOs).

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