Bernard Hopkins and Tavoris Cloud had engaged in some after the bell antics after the third round of their HBO Championship Boxing bout and came out in the fourth round with warnings having been given by the ref in the corners.
Hopkins landed a cracking right hand early in the round after two jabs, and then moments later landed a slick left hand counter. After slipping a Cloud punch, Hopkins smiled and laughed at his foe.
Cloud would tag him soon after and then dig to the body in a flurry. Hopkinsalso returned to a body attack and then landed a few hard shots to the head, including yet another hard right hand that caught Cloud's attention.
It's not a high pace fight, but it is somewhat intriguing to watch both men try to establish their game while derailing the attack of the other man.
Round: 10-9 Hopkins
Fight: 38-38 Even