Barclays Center, New York, United States
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Bernard Hopkins vs Tavoris Cloud report
Who won Hopkins vs Cloud?
Bernard Hopkins beat Tavoris Cloud by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 9th March 2013 at Barclays Center in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 117-111, 116-112 in favor of winner Bernard Hopkins.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
This contest was for the IBF light heavyweight championship of the world.
Hopkins vs Cloud stats
Bernard Hopkins stepped into the ring with a record of 52 wins, 6 loses and 2 draws, 32 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Tavoris Cloud made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 24 wins and 0 draws, with 19 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Cloud had advantage in power over Hopkins, with a 79% knock out percentage over Hopkins' 62%.
Bernard Hopkins was the older man by 17 years, at 58 years old.
Hopkins had a height advantage of 3 inches over Cloud. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Bernard Hopkins & Tavoris Cloud fought out of an orthodox stance.
Hopkins was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 36 more fights, and made his debut in 1988, 15 years and 5 months earlier than Cloud, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 379 more professional rounds, 514 to Cloud's 135.
Hopkins' last 2 fights had come over a period of 18 years, 8 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 years, 4 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.5 rounds on average.
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