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Boxing Preview: Urango vs. Bailey, Woods vs. Cloud For IBF Titles

Big show tonight at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, FL with two IBF belts up for grabs.

Colombian hard man Juan Urango, 21-2-1 (16), makes the first defense of his second reign as IBF light welter ruler when he takes on big punching veteran Randall Bailey, 39-6 (35).

It's hard to believe that Bailey is only 34 as he's been around a long, long time and this will be his fourth attempt to gain back a world title after losing the WBO 140 pound strap to Ener Julio in 2000.

Bailey is going in there to do one thing and one thing only, KO the opponent, but he'll be hard pressed to produce that result against probably the strongest light welter in the world, Juan Urango.

Urango is coming off a points loss to WBC welter titlist Andre Berto after testing the 147 pound waters in May and "Iron Twin" will have to make sure he gets to Bailey first if he wants to walk out of the Hard Rock still a world champ.

The second title fight on the bill sees former IBF light heavy boss Clinton Woods, 42-4-1 (24), meet prospect Tarvoris Cloud, 19-0 (18), for the vacant IBF 175 pound crown.

After four defenses, Woods lost the belt to Antonio Tarver in April, 2008 and comes into this one after outpointing Elvir Muriqui in February.

Woods has loads more experience in this matchup tonight but at age 37, the Englishman gives up ten years to opponent Cloud and that could be the determining factor once the bell rings.

The far shorter Cloud will have to get on the inside to do his work and if he can hold the shots Woods is certain to land on the way in, the Floridian could pull off a victory.

Woods is a veteran and will make Cloud pay for any mistakes or lapses but the quickness differential of the younger man could nullify the experience advantage.

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