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Cloud to defend IBF title vs. Pascal

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MONTREAL (AP)

Tavoris Cloud will defend his IBF light heavyweight title against Jean Pascal in August.

The fight will be held Aug. 11 at the Bell Centre.

Cloud, who is from Tallahassee, Fla., is undefeated (24-0, 19 KOs), while Pascal, from Montreal, has a record of 26-2-1, including 16 knockouts.

The 30-year-old Cloud will be making the fifth defense of the 175-pound title he won in a 12-round unanimous decision over Clinton Woods in August 2009.

The 29-year-old Pascal is a former WBC world light heavyweight champion who lost the crown to Bernard Hopkins in May 2011.

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