Kelly Pavlik vs. Lucian Bute bout a possibility
By Omar Torres: Now that Andre Ward is out of the picture with his shoulder injury which required surgery, which by the way was successful, Kelly Pavlik is left without an opponent. Pavlik doesn’t want another no name fighter or tune up fight and wants to prove to people that he is still an elite fighter after losing to Sergio Martinez.
Rumors have been circulating that the Pavlik team is interested in a fight with former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute and the Bute camp is also interested in the fighting Pavlik if they can’t get a rematch with Carl Froch soon.
Bute’s loss to Froch stunned his career and he is looking to bounce back. Froch doesn’t seem interested in fighting Bute right now so fighting and beating Kelly would be the perfect chance for Lucian to get back on the map and get Froch’s attention. This bout would be very appealing to fans and this match up would be a good fight that would be very competitive because both fighters have something to prove.
If all goes wrong with getting the Pavlik/Bute fight done, they both have the option of possibly facing the young up and coming undefeated fighter Edwin ‘La Bomba’ Rodriguez (22-0 15 KO). Edwin has already called out Pavlik but Pavlik wasn’t interested. Kelly might want to rethink that because he doesn’t have an official opponent and Edwin is a rising and legit boxer.
The Bute camp has been reporting to be also showing interest in fighting the young Dominican boxer from Massachusetts. Let’s see how things unfold and hope that us fight fans get to see Pavlik vs. Bute which is a good substitution fight for Ward/Pavlik that isn’t happening for now.