Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Abraham Not Ruling Out Pavlik For a 2013 Defense

By BoxingBet.pl

WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (36-3, 28 KOs) has revealed that his promoters have started negotiations to secure former middleweight king Kelly Pavlik (40-2, 34 KOs) for a potential fight in 2013. Initially, Pavlik was set to face WBC/WBA super middleweight king Andre Ward (26-0, 14 KOs) early next year, but the unbeaten champion suffered a shoulder injury and the bout has been eventually cancelled. Abraham is first going to have a rematch with Robert Stieglitz, possibly on March 30th or April 6th.

“Our promoters have been negotiating. If Pavlik agrees [to face me], our fight will take place. However, the exact date has not been set yet,” Abraham told Armenia News.

Abraham’s last ring appearance took place earlier this month when he retained his title with a win over French fighter Mehdi Bouadla by technical knockout in the 8th round. Pavlik has been out of the ring since his unanimous decision victory over Will Rosinsky in July.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BafanaBafana on 12-27-2012

Given Arthur Abraham's poor workrate at 168, I really think Kelly could win this fight. I would have much rather seen this fight happen 3-4 years ago when they were both campaigning at 160.

Comment by Scott Dennett on 12-27-2012

To Sako5: Source for AA vs. Rodriquez statement came to me from Edwin's manger after last HBO fight in September (I have been on the road with team Rodriquez last 2 1/2 years). Rodriquez agreed to go to Germany...but AA…

Comment by CAMPER on 12-27-2012

This fight is 5 years late BUT it still has it's luster. This fight was red-hot when Pavlik was the middleweight king and Abraham was an undefeated champ hiding out in Europe. Hope it happens. Guaranteed barn-burner!!!! :boxing:

Comment by puga on 12-27-2012

good these guys are on eachothers level.. pavlik is a bit more skilled tho

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 12-27-2012

[QUOTE=The Weebler II;12862626]Calzaghe did avoid a lot of fights but he also beat some very good (great even) fighters too and that shouldn't be overlooked.[/QUOTE] Which great fighters did he beat? Please don't say old Roy Jones or ancient Bernard…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (30)
Top Headlines Coldwell Explains: Amir Khan's Career is Going Down The Toilet! Hatton Says Claims of Wild Lifestyle During Career Were Overblown Jermell Charlo: I Want Any Champion Next - Canelo, Golovkin Too Isaac Zarate, Christian Esquivel Ends in Technical Draw Sakio Bika, Tim Tszyu Pumped For Their Bouts in Sydney Miguel Montano Gets Revenge, Decisions Carlos Ruiz Over Ten Is Thurman The Forgotten Man On The Pound For Pound List? Joshua: I'll Fight Wilder Next Year, But Might Not Happen Next Heather Hardy a Bloody Mess, Gets Stopped in MMA Bout Photo: Karim Mayfield vs. Miguel Dumas - Official Weights David Haye Wants Joe Joyce vs. Sam Sexton For British Title Next Kautondokwa Headlines Card in Windhoek, Namibia Jaron Ennis, Adam Daranyi Pick Up Knockout Wins in Virginia Miguel Cotto vs. Sadam Ali Lands on BoxNation Joshua: Wilder Needs to Stop Crying, Feeling Sorry for Himself Toka Kahn-Clary Stops David Berna in Two Rounds Photos: Gassiev, Wlodarczyk - On Weight, Ready For WBSS Battle Joe Joyce Makes Pro Debut, Stops Ian Lewison in Eight Round Luis Ortiz Suspended By WBA, No Longer Mandatory To Joshua Photos: Corrales Very Overweight: Machado, Andrade, Fox Ready Photos: Pedro Campa vs. Carlos Jimenez - Official Weights Golovkin's Coach To Charlo: You KO'd a Cripple, Wait Your Turn! Photos: Braekhus Prepared For Lauren Kiss Attempt at Weigh-In Isaac Zarate Will Aim To Impress Against Christian Esquivel Rob Brant: I'm Confident I'll Win Entire World Boxing Super Series Barrett: When I get in the ring I turn from a goldfish into a shark! Photos: Ryan Burnett, Zhanat Zhakiyanov - Ready For Unification David Benavidez on What He Learned From Gennady Golovkin Schaefer: Dorticos-Gassiev One of Boxing's Most Exciting Fights Demetrius Andrade: Fox Was The Only Guy Willing To Fight Me! Lara Sounds Off: Lubin Was a Child! I'll Beat Charlo! I'll Beat Hurd! Haye Says He Needs To Curb 'Control Freak' Behavior as Promoter N'Dam: 1000% Confident I'll Beat Murata - He Won't Touch Me Frank Warren Talks Josh Warrington vs. Dennis Ceylan, More Badou Jack: I Want To Fight a Racist, a Scumbag - Maybe Kovalev Porter: I Don't See Myself Retiring Without Fighting Errol Spence Wilder Urges: No More Hype, Joshua Fight Needs To Happen Now! Gabe Rosado: I Want Canelo, Daniel Jacobs, Lemieux Rematch! Fox: They Think I'm a Chump; I'll Show I Belong Against Andrade Gabe Rosado Batters, Stops Glen Tapia in Sixth Round
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement