Round five of the bout between Bernard Hopkins and Tavoris Cloud saw both men needing to get their game on track a bit more. And, as Hopkins flurried hard early, Cloud returned fire with some hard punches of his own, actually appearing to stun Hopkins briefly and force him to hold to stop the flurry as opposed to to disrupt Cloud's timing.
Hopkins then tried to get back to working his game, slipping a big shot from Cloud, taunting, landing his own punch but then getting clipped by a hard shot from Cloud. Now Hopkins lands an uppercut and Cloud drew another warning from the referee for punching after the bell.
It was a very tough round with both men landing well but I think Cloud edged it out.
Round: 10-9 Cloud
Fight: 48-47 Cloud