Bernard Hopkins had landed five punches in the first round of his bout with Tavoris Cloud, but Cloud had only managed to land four.
In the second round, Hopkins attempted to work from the outside and slip Cloud's punches, and he did a slick job of it for the most part. At one point, Cloud landed a body shot, Hopkins slipped a punch and landed a hard right hand. Cloud went back to the body again and then misses a left hook to the head.
Hopkins looked to slow the fight back down after Cloud started to get his offense working, again forcing clinches and trying to dirty things up a little bit. Hopkins landed a few punches in the latter part of the round and avoided a wild punch from Cloud thrown in return.
Late in the round a fight broke out in the crowd that brought out more cheers than the fight itself.
Round: 10-9 Cloud