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Unread postby swerb » Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:16 am

Anyone else get a chance to see this kid fight on HBO Boxing After Dark last night. Local kid, middleweight from Youngstown, now 30-0 with 27 KOs.

Looked very impressive last night against a legitimate foe. Pavlik is now one more win away from a title fight against Jermain Taylor. Exciting stuff ...
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Unread postby Guest » Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:46 am

I'm hoping to catch the replay today, they always have good write-ups on him in the PD.
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Unread postby swerb » Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:56 am

Spoon, catch it, it was a very good fight.

Very active, 1st three rounds, both guys just came out lobbing haymaker after haymaker at each other.

Pavlik was impressive. Amibidextorous, throws power punches effectively with both hands, and from all angles. Defends well. A 6'2 middleweight that is not that easy to hit, which is saying something.

As bad as the heavyweight division is right now, the middleweight division is thriving. With Jermain and Winky at the top, and a whole bunch of very talented contenders like Pavlik waiting in line.

The commentators were bad though. Kellerman is good, but Lennox was awful, and the stiff filling in for Lampley was horrific.
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Unread postby pup » Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:01 am

but Lennox was awful


So he is just as bad out of the ring as he was in it?
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Unread postby yargs7 » Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:44 pm

"The Ghost" is the real deal. I've seen almost all of his fights. Last night was the most entertaining. He needed that. He's having trouble getting any big names to step in the ring with him.
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Unread postby Guest » Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:40 pm

Good entertaining fight.
Pavlik got hit too many times in my eyes, if that guy he fought had any power, he would have been in big trouble.
As far as him being the real deal, I'm not so sure. He looked good but I can't see him hanging with any of the big boys.

Kellerman is awesome. Lewis not so much.
The best part of the fight was when Lennox said Pavlik was blocking a lot of the shots and Max chimes in to say "Yeah, with his face"

I would like to see Pavlik get a shot. Great record, good skills, and a hometown boy. I just think Jermain Taylor or Winky Wright pummel him.
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Unread postby yargs7 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:31 pm

FightDr wrote:I just think Jermain Taylor or Winky Wright pummel him.


Well we'll see sooner than I had thought. Pavlik new #1 contender.

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Unread postby Guest » Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:25 pm

That fight was for #1 contender spot
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Unread postby swerb » Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:06 pm

http://www.maxboxing.com/Kim/Kim013107.asp

Great article on The Ghost, his win over Zertuche, and his future prospects.

It was supposedly all set up for him to face fellow top middleweight contender Edison Miranda after this win, bit Miranda went off and took some other fight.

Pavlik is now trying to get a fight with Jermain Taylor, which his camp feels he is now owed as the #1 WBC contender. I guess Jermain's camp is trying to instead schedule a fight with the kid from The Contender (Mora), which would be an easier fight for Taylor, and also mean more money due to Mora's name recognition.
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Unread postby Lebowski » Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:44 pm

Has there been any news about Pavlik's next fight? Is he waiting for Taylor after he discards of Mora? Miranda?

As a fellow Youngstowner, I really hope this kid gets his shot.
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Unread postby swerb » Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:05 pm

Lebowski wrote:Has there been any news about Pavlik's next fight? Is he waiting for Taylor after he discards of Mora? Miranda?

As a fellow Youngstowner, I really hope this kid gets his shot.

PD reported a couple weeks back that HBO is trying to get Pavlik to fight on the undercard of the Jermain-Mora scrap.

Pavlik is instead trying to set up a fight with Miranda, with the winner getting a mandatory with Jermain in September IIRC.
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Unread postby swerb » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:50 am

Today's PD ...

Pavlik-Miranda is all but set for July 28th, and the fight will be on HBO. Promoters are looking at both The Q, and the Wolstein downtown as possible venues.

Winner would get Jermain Taylor in the fall.
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Unread postby Guest » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:05 pm

Might not go down according to Maxboxing.com

Taylor was set to fight Sergio Mora but he recently backed out saying he didn't want to fight in Memphis.

Taylor is now looking at:
Corey Spinks
Pavlik
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Unread postby Guest » Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:53 pm

Pavlik vs Miranda on May 18th, undercard of Taylor vs Spinks
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Unread postby swerb » Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:28 am

FightDr wrote:Pavlik vs Miranda on May 18th, undercard of Taylor vs Spinks

I can't wait for this one.
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Unread postby tribetalk » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:27 pm

Who on here went to the Chevrolet Centre in Downtown Youngstown to see him fight? I decided on going down, and it was absolutely amazing.

The hometown crowd was so electric, and you would've never have known there was just 5,000 people there; it was that loud.

I've followed Kelly for some time now and I am telling you; he is the real deal. Miranda better be ready for a long grueling battle; which he will eventually LOSE.
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Unread postby yargs7 » Mon May 14, 2007 9:10 pm

Miranda is greatly underestimating Pavlik. You can't bully a Youngstown kid! If Miranda thinks he can back Kelly down and throw wild punches, he's gonna find himself on his back early and often.

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Unread postby tribetalk » Mon May 14, 2007 9:53 pm

yargs7 wrote:Miranda is greatly underestimating Pavlik. You can't bully a Youngstown kid! If Miranda thinks he can back Kelly down and throw wild punches, he's gonna find himself on his back early and often.

I can't wait.

What part of Austintown are you from?
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Unread postby yargs7 » Tue May 15, 2007 10:08 pm

I live right off Meridian Rd near the Maronite Center. I was going to ask you a similar question...

Also, do you know if BW3 will be showing the fight?
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Unread postby tribetalk » Tue May 15, 2007 10:57 pm

yargs7 wrote:I live right off Meridian Rd near the Maronite Center. I was going to ask you a similar question...

Also, do you know if BW3 will be showing the fight?

You probably live around the Nottingham-Woodside Lake area.

I'd assume the BW3's Downtown and in Austintown will show the fight. Same can be said about Quaker Steak and Lube.

I plan on going somewhere to see the fight!
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Unread postby tribetalk » Fri May 18, 2007 4:16 pm

FightDr wrote:More good stuff

http://www.maxboxing.com/Kim/Kim051607.asp


I hope Taylor reads this headline:
Pavlik Faces Miranda in Memphis Main Event

Nice slap down to the 'supposed' Main Event tomorrow night. Pavlik vs. Miranda will be a war. But I'm telling you: KELLY PAVLIK WILL WIN!
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Unread postby intenso » Fri May 18, 2007 4:36 pm

tribetalk wrote:
FightDr wrote:More good stuff

http://www.maxboxing.com/Kim/Kim051607.asp


I hope Taylor reads this headline:
Pavlik Faces Miranda in Memphis Main Event

Nice slap down to the 'supposed' Main Event tomorrow night. Pavlik vs. Miranda will be a war. But I'm telling you: KELLY PAVLIK WILL WIN!




Well the main event isn't much of an event since JT is huge and Spinks ain't. Jermain is due an easier opponent though. I just wish he'd go back to using his jab instead of his more recent strategy of hugging and waiting.
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Unread postby intenso » Sat May 19, 2007 10:58 pm

complete BS that they let this fight keep going

Miranda was out.
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Unread postby intenso » Sat May 19, 2007 11:03 pm

wow, dominance.

Completely incompetent ref. That's why boxing is dangerous. Miranda took 10 or so hard shots he didn't need to take.
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Unread postby pup » Sat May 19, 2007 11:13 pm

First time seeing Pavlik. Quite impressed, but this Miranda cat had nothing. Was surprisd at the pace 30 seconds in and never recovered. No defensive skills, only defense was to duck.

Don't know if Pavlik is ready for Jermaine Taylor, but we are going to find out. Tough to get a good read on Pavlik with the poor showing of Miranda, but good right hand. Will have to be willing to jab against a more accomplished fighter. Started to do it once he won the fiirst 4 rounds and looked a little shaky with avoiding punches and landing the jab with anything behind it. Some holes that a straight right hand could find give him trouble.
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Unread postby tribetalk » Sat May 19, 2007 11:20 pm

KELLY PAVLIK IS THE NEXT MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION

He officially shut up thousands of critics tonight and shut up the biggest mouth in his weight class: PANTERA!!!

GO KELLY PAVLIK!
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Unread postby intenso » Sat May 19, 2007 11:44 pm

This JT-Spinks fight is a good example of why fans of combat sports are flocking to MMA.

boring.
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Unread postby Guest » Sun May 20, 2007 12:21 am

Taylor vs Spinks was garbage.
The reason fans are flocking to MMA is because of what Taylor said after the fight when asked if he will fight Pavlik.
He said he will fight whoever offers the most money, and it doesnt have to be the #1 contender Pavlik.
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Unread postby tribetalk » Sun May 20, 2007 12:34 am

FightDr wrote: and it doesnt have to be the #1 contender Pavlik.


HOW WRONG HE IS!!!!
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Unread postby yargs7 » Sun May 20, 2007 12:49 am

Pup wrote:First time seeing Pavlik. Quite impressed, but this Miranda cat had nothing. Was surprisd at the pace 30 seconds in and never recovered. No defensive skills, only defense was to duck.

Don't know if Pavlik is ready for Jermaine Taylor, but we are going to find out. Tough to get a good read on Pavlik with the poor showing of Miranda, but good right hand. Will have to be willing to jab against a more accomplished fighter. Started to do it once he won the fiirst 4 rounds and looked a little shaky with avoiding punches and landing the jab with anything behind it. Some holes that a straight right hand could find give him trouble.


Miranda was all hype. Just a brawler with some pop and a big mouth. Pavlik DOMINATED him. Were Taylor to sac up and fight Pavlik, I think we'll see a more defensive and patient Ghost. There is no doubt in my mind Pavlik was on a kamikaze mission to end that fight ASAP. I wouldn't gage his chances of beating Taylor on that fight.

All that being said, I don't think we aren't going to see Taylor/Pavlik. Taylor will vacate and fight another Spinks type guy for the money.
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Unread postby pup » Sun May 20, 2007 8:07 am

Were Taylor to sac up and fight Pavlik, I think we'll see a more defensive and patient Ghost. There is no doubt in my mind Pavlik was on a kamikaze mission to end that fight ASAP. I wouldn't gage his chances of beating Taylor on that fight.


That is why I pefaced it with my first time seeing him. So Iit was more of what I saw last night than "This is Kelly Pavlik". We will see.

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Unread postby Guest » Sun May 20, 2007 8:57 am

Taylor won, but it wasn't really a fight.
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Unread postby tribetalk » Sun May 20, 2007 10:39 am

What would it take to get Kelly a fight for the title here in Youngstown???
I ask because like Taylor says, it's all about the $$$.. He never said anything about where it has to be!!!
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Unread postby Guest » Sun May 20, 2007 10:42 am

A title fight in Youngstown?
Please tell me you're kidding.
Not to mention, why would Taylor, the champ, go there?
I know you love this kid, but come on now.
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Unread postby intenso » Sun May 20, 2007 12:39 pm

Jermain was a GREAT fighter before he won the titles. Now he's just not. And those comments were weak. But, even though I'm a huge fan of Jermain, he would get his ass kicked by Pavlik so he probably doesn't want to fight him.

Losing those titles is the best thing that can happen to Jermain because he needs to wake up and get back to being that hungry fighter he was a few years ago when he actually threw his devastating jab.
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Unread postby Guest » Sun May 20, 2007 12:50 pm

I don't know that Pavlik will kick his ass, his defense is a little suspect.
I know I want to find out though.
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Unread postby tribetalk » Sun May 20, 2007 9:45 pm

FightDr wrote:A title fight in Youngstown?
Please tell me you're kidding.
Not to mention, why would Taylor, the champ, go there?
I know you love this kid, but come on now.


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http://www.vindy.com/content/local_regi ... 289989.php

QUOTE:
If Taylor vacates the title, Dunkin will push for a WBC title fight involving Pavlik at the Chevrolet Centre in downtown Youngstown, although the arena's limited capacity (about 6,000) would make that difficult.
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Unread postby Guest » Sun May 20, 2007 10:40 pm

Did you read the full article?
It says a title fight would be hard there with the 6,000 seats.
If there is a title fight, it will NOT be vs Jermain Taylor but maybe Billy Bob Taylor or Joe Has Been off the streets.

Is also mentions both guys fighting on the same card, then meeting, that's pretty stupid too.

Wishful thinking.
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Unread postby tribetalk » Mon May 21, 2007 3:33 pm

FightDr wrote:Did you read the full article?
It says a title fight would be hard there with the 6,000 seats.
If there is a title fight, it will NOT be vs Jermain Taylor but maybe Billy Bob Taylor or Joe Has Been off the streets.

Is also mentions both guys fighting on the same card, then meeting, that's pretty stupid too.

Wishful thinking.

Call it wishful thinking all you want, but the Fed Ex Forum was only 1/3 full for that card Saturday Night, according to reports. And 1/3 of 19000 is about 6000 as well.

If you put that fight in Youngstown, IF JT VACATES, then the chances are that much more likely. The Chevy Centre can hold around 7000 for boxing events btw; and would be packed to capacity of Pavlik fought here for a title; his ultimate dream.
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Unread postby intenso » Mon May 21, 2007 4:18 pm

Jermain isn't going to vacate. DiBella said yesterday that JT will fight twice in the next seven months, and Pavik would be one of those fights.
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Unread postby Guest » Mon May 21, 2007 6:03 pm

I'll believe it when I see it.
The right fights at the right time hardly ever happen anymore.
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Unread postby intenso » Mon May 21, 2007 7:28 pm

FightDr wrote:I'll believe it when I see it.
The right fights at the right time hardly ever happen anymore.



I agree, it's going to come down to $$. But after reading JT's comments after his fight I think he wants to fight Pavlik. He was frustrated that Spinks spent the whole fight running around the ring and I think he believes that he can put on a better fight against a more aggressive opponent.

ALSO, I think HBO will push for this fight since they know it will be exciting and as we all know boxing is severely lacking in excitement factor.
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Unread postby tribetalk » Mon May 21, 2007 9:06 pm

intenso wrote:I agree, it's going to come down to $$. But after reading JT's comments after his fight I think he wants to fight Pavlik. He was frustrated that Spinks spent the whole fight running around the ring and I think he believes that he can put on a better fight against a more aggressive opponent.


I think most people in the boxing world, including myself, think otherwise. Why? Because WHEN Taylor loses to Pavlik; his career will be pretty much shot. His rise up in the weight classes will be shot as well; since he won't be able to go up and fight Calzaghe or w/e his name is.

BTW: Boom Boom Mancini knows DiBella and says he will do everything in his power NOT to fight Pavlik.
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Unread postby Guest » Mon May 21, 2007 9:30 pm

Tribetalk,
I am going to assume you are huge Pavlik fan and that's it.
Do you watch any other boxing?
If Taylor loses to Pavlik, his career is shot? You're crazy.
You don't know who Calzaghe is I am also assuming by your last post.

I understand again that you love Pavlik, but some of your remarks are WAY off.
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Unread postby yargs7 » Mon May 21, 2007 10:38 pm

Doc, or anyone...Correct me if I'm wrong, but Kelly Pavlik's next fight will be for the title? Regardless if it's Taylor or the #2 ranked fighter in the middleweight class?
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Unread postby Guest » Mon May 21, 2007 10:59 pm

He is the mandatory # 1 contender after that win, yes.
He deserves to fight the best, but might not get that shot, which would be a damn shame.
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Unread postby tribetalk » Mon May 21, 2007 11:04 pm

I live in Youngstown my friend, we are known for our boxing. Does Mancini or Arroyo ring a bell??? I have followed boxing my entire life; and I have followed Pavlik for the last 7 years.

You can't tell me that if Pavlik beats up on Taylor; which he would do; that Taylor can still go take a stroll on the yellow brick road up to the next weight class and fight for a title belt there..... There is no way.

Now if Taylor vacates and moves up; he at least can go up there in contention for a belt with a few fights.

Bottom Line: A loss for Taylor would be disastrous for him and his forseeable future. He is likely going to vacate because he doesn't want to lose.
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Unread postby Guest » Mon May 21, 2007 11:10 pm

You said if Taylor loses to Pavlik his career is shot.
You know he is undefeated right and one of the young stars of the sport?
I honestly don't see him losing to Pavlik anyway, we can wager whatever you want if it goes down.
If you have followed boxing your whole life you would also know who Joe Calzaghe is.

Taylor can pick who he fights next, a luxury, because he is proven.
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