What was once an unusually
active August for boxing took another blow as the August 11th bout
between IBF light heavyweight titlist Tavoris Cloud and Jean Pascal at the Bell
Centre in Montreal was postponed due to a training injury suffered by the challenger.
There had been talk of this bout being placed on October 13th but
Showtime, which is televising this fight, will most likely not be available on
It points out again how
crippling postponements are because to reschedule them, you need a lot of
things to come together, from the availability of the venue (the Bell Centre is
the home of the Montreal Canadiens, who could be in the middle of an NHL
lockout) to openings in the programming schedule of the network and the health
of the recovering fighter.
It's not clear when we'll
end up seeing Cloud get it on with Pascal.