Found June 08, 2012 on
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Kelly Pavlik is facing a true crossroads fight tonight on Friday Night Fights. The match is not only about winning for Pavlik but making an emphatic statement. Anything other than an impressive performance Friday night will be viewed by those watching as a big step back for Pavlik.
The year of 2011 was a very forgettable one in both Pavlik’s professional and personal life. An unimpressive decision against Alfonso Lopez was followed by Pavlik pulling out at the last minute of a summer fight against journeyman southpaw Daryl Cunningham at in his hometown of Youngstown, OH. That decision put Showtime and his promoter Top Rank in a bad position, and the cancellation of that fight also forced the cancellation of a November fight against Lucian Bute.
Credit: Tom Casino / Showtime
Daryl Cunningham later was easily knocked out by Andre Dirrell and Lucian Bute just suffered his first loss by knockout fashion to Carl Froch. In hindsight, Pavlik could have been sitting on a lucrative figh...
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Last night, Youngstown’s Kelly Pavlik defeated Scott Sigmon via TKO in the seventh round on a national stage at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Cleveland.com has the details of The Ghost’s big victory on his comeback trail.
The former middleweight champ from Youngstown stopped his second straight opponent, defeating 25-year-old Scott Sigmon by seventh-round TKO after...
This week's edition of Friday Night Fights, televised from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, served as a platform for Kelly Pavlik to peddle his comebacking wares against Scott Sigmon more than anything else. There was an appearance from that Subway guy, though.
No, not Jared. And not Michael Strahan either.
On the undercard, Notre Dame alumus and amateur standout...
New York's undefeated Junior Welterweight, Chris Algieri (14-0, 7 KOs), has returned to Oxnard, Calif., where he will resume training with Robert Garcia at his academy. After a successful outing in his last fight where he scored a third-round knockout against Winston Mathis, Algieri feels working with Garcia prepares him for the elite level of competition.
Credit: Team Algieri...