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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 […]

Pavlik unhappy with Ward cancellation; could fight Bute next

By William Mackay: Former WBC/WBO middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik (40-2, 34 KO’s) is reportedly deeply upset with the cancellation of his scheduled fight with WBC/WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward, as he really wanted that fight and felt that he had a real chance to win and turn his career around with a big victory. […]

Pavlik vs. Bute possible for March; Andre Ward not ready to fight

By Scott Gilfoid: It looks like WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward (26-0, 14 KO’s) won’t be ready to face former WBC/WBO middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik (40-2, 34 KO’s) on February 23rd like they’d planned, according to Steve Kim from So, instead of Pavlik facing Ward, he could end up fighting former IBF super […]

Kessler may not have received a bigger offer than Pavlik for Bute fight

By Eric Thomas: According to reports, Mikkel Kessler didn’t received an offer of $3.5 million to fight IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute. Kelly Pavlik was angered recently at hearing a rumor about Kessler receiving a bigger offer for the Bute fight than Pavlik’s $1.35 million offer, which Pavlik felt wasn’t enough if Kessler was […]

Kelly Pavlik not ready for Lucian Bute

By John F. McKenna (McJack): Kelly Pavilik (37-2, 32 KO’s) did not look at all impressive in his win last Saturday night against Alfonso Lopez (21-1, 16 KO’s). Pavlik fought Lopez on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao – Shane Mosley fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pavlik exhibited a lot of ring […]

Pavlik could face Bute in the fall

By Jim Dower: Former WBC/WBO middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik (37-2, 32 KO’s) could be taking on IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (28-0, 23 KO’s) this fall in a fight that will likely be televised on HBO. Dan Rafael of ESPN says that a Bute-Pavlik fight is possible for the fall should Bute win his […]

Where does Pavlik go next?

By Liam Fitzgerald: After recently losing the WBC and WBO Middleweight belts that he held, Kelly Pavlik has stated his intention to leave the division and campaign at a higher weight. However, after struggling badly in his only prior defeat to Bernard Hopkins at 170lbs, it is difficult to see where Pavlik will have most […]


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