Tavoris Cloud says Clinton Woods' better familiarity will count for little when the two meet for the IBF light-heavyweight title on Friday.Sheffield's Woods, 37, won the title in 2005 and secured four times previously losing it to Antonio Tarver last year. Tarver lost the title to Chad Dawson, who rapidly vacated. He might have more practice but it won't denote anything in the ring. All Clinton needs to do is show up. I know it's a huge chance. I'm the best form in my life.
The extremely rated Cloud has won all 19 of his fights, as well as including 18 by knockout, and the 27-year-old will be fighting in Hollywood, Florida his home state. Woods lastly won a world title at the fourth effort when he stopped Rico Hoye in Rotherham in March 2005.
He had previously come up tiny in challenges against Roy Jones Jr (2002) and Glen Johnson (2003 and 2004) and has lost mutually times he has fight in the United States. He was widely outpointed by Tarver when they met in Florida last April, top many to suggest his days in boxing were numbered. However, having replace old trainer Richard Poxon with Glyn Rhodes Woods earn the right to fight for the title again after beating Elvir Muriqi in Jersey on 14 February after 12 months out of the ring.