More on Dawson-Johnson II and a Possible Title Fight for Tavoris Cloud

Courtesy of the Tallahassee Democrat comes another report that HBO has approved Glen Johnson as an opponent for Chad Dawson, setting up a rematch between the two men as the likely next fight for both.

Where does that leave Tallahassee's own Tavoris Cloud, who's been the number one contender for Dawson's IBF light heavyweight belt since knocking out Julio Gonzalez nine months ago? Possibly in better shape for a title shot, as the Democrat speculates that the IBF may strip Dawson of his gold. That would leave Cloud and former titleholder Clinton Woods to fight for the belt.

If you haven't seen Cloud in action, he's a treat to watch. He uses a very aggressive pressure style and swings for the fences on darn near every punch. I haven't seen enough of him to formulate an opinion on his overall skill set, but he's definitely exciting.

Woods owns two wins of his own over Gonzalez, though both were decisions and the second was relatively close. He has a big edge in experience against top flight competition (including Roy Jones Jr, Antonio Tarver and three fights with Johnson), but he's 37 and is likely to have his hands full with the younger Cloud.

Posted by The Franchise

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