Pavlik vs. Sigmon mismatch on Friday on ESPN2

By Boxing News - 06/04/2012 - Comments

Image: Pavlik vs. Sigmon mismatch on Friday on ESPN2By Dan Ambrose: If you’re interested in seeing another Kelly Pavlik (38-2, 33 KO’s) mismatch be sure to tune in to ESPN2 this Friday night to see the 30-year-old Pavlik wipe out another no-hoper in little known fighter Scott Sigmon (22-3, 12 KO’s) in a scheduled 10 round bout at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Make sure you’re not late tuning into this fight because it’ll likely be over in one or two rounds at best. Pavlik is being matched weakly after missing a year of his career dealing with problems. Thus far, Pavlik has has had one tune-up last March and now he’s taking another. It’s likely he’ll get another tune-up in November or December.

As such, Pavlik will be eating up the entire year of 2012 with tune-ups. What a waste, eh? He’s already lost year doing nothing and now he’s going to waste another year. At Pavlik’s level, he shouldn’t need to use an entire year of his career facing 3rd tier opposition to get the rust out, especially when he’s knocking them out in one or two rounds. It just seems kind of dump.

The 25-year-old Sigmon doesn’t stand a chance against Pavlik this Friday, but then again that’s the whole idea. He’s just someone for Pavlik knockout and supposedly get sharper because of it. I think it’s not going to help Pavlik one bit. If he wants to get sharp, he needs to start fighting live bodies because this is useless for him. Sigmon has never faced a 1st tier quality fighter because and he’s struggled against the 2nd and 3rd tier guys he’s been facing. This is going to be a slaughter.

Pavlik had the opportunity to fight IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute last year and make over $1 million for the fight, but he turned down. It’s too bad he did because as we just with Bute getting destroyed by the Pavlik-like Carl Froch, Bute likely would have caved in quickly against Pavlik.

Pavlik needs to start doing something with his career because he can’t afford to use up more than a year of his career facing 3rd tier opposition if he ever wants to make a comeback against the best in the division.

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