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Round-by-round results from Bernard Hopkins vs. Tavoris Cloud. This post covers the action from round 7.
Between round of Bernard Hopkins vs. Tavoris Cloud, HBO showed replays that showed that a cut on Tavoris Cloud clearly came from a punch. The referee, however, had decided that the cut came from an accidental headbutt, potentially changing the complexion of the fight completely.
Cloud, knowing that the cut could be a major issue, attempted to come out hard in round seven. Hopkins still got in a few punches of his own in the round as the HBO commentary team said that Cloud's blood was splattering them at ringside.
Hopkins landed a slick three punch combination and circled away, landing the better shots through the round.
It's been a competitive fight, better than many -- myself included -- expected.
Round: 10-9 Hopkins
Fight: 67-66 Hopkins