By Ruslan Chikov
They were undefeated champions and division rivals at 160, but they never faced each other in the ring. Both have suffered defeats and they are now chasing titles at super middleweight. Abraham (34-3, 27KOs) is the mandatory challenger to WBO champion Robert Stieglitz. Pavlik (38-2, 33KOs) will return to the ring on June 8th against Scott Sigmon in Las Vegas.
A few weeks ago, Pavlik's promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank had mentioned Abraham as a possible opponent for Pavlik at 168-pounds. Abraham would love to get that fight.
"I would be very happy if I received such a proposal and 100% I would accept that challenge. Kelly Pavlik is a great fighter," Abraham said.