Bute vs Pavlik Also Being Considered, Says Jean Bedard

By Chris LaBate

Jean Bedard, President on InterBox, said former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik is also in the running to fight IBF super middleweight champ Lucian Bute. Pavlik is back against Alfonso Lopez on the Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley undercard on May 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The other high profile option for Bute, is obviously Mikkel Kessler, who sat ringisde at the Bell Centre in Montreal to watch Bute retain his belt with a tenth round TKO of Brian Magee.

"We are looking at our opportunities and we'll meet Monday to discuss everything. Kessler and Pavlik are actually in our discussions. Certainly there are exciting things to come," Bedard said. "We've already had interesting discussions and now more doors have opened, which include Kessler and Kelly Pavlik."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by [email protected] on 03-20-2011

[QUOTE=Slyboots;10261646]Picking on 2 seriously inactive fighters (one coming off alcohol rehab and the other coming off an eye injury) doesn't really help his image of being a protected fighter who picks on not so stellar opposition. But given the status…

Comment by P4P Opinion on 03-20-2011

[QUOTE=ThePhantom5;10261740]Pavlik-Kessler= Winner gets Bute[/QUOTE] I like the idea, because it means we see an extra great fight, but it doesn't seem right that two more accomplished fighters should have to fight for the right to fight a belt holder without…

Comment by Illdil on 03-20-2011

Bute gona straight lay pavlik out not even funny with that power bute has bute is very elusive and u cant just bute on the first andrade fight he was gassed out by tireing himself out by throwing unlimited arm…

Comment by KJB on 03-20-2011

Pavlik is a very dangerous fight for Bute. He keeps his hands up, comes forward, and throws straight punches with a lot of power. He doesnt back off, he is a physical beast. Librado Andrade had Bute out in there…

Comment by Thickear on 03-20-2011

Pavlik? Maybe. Kessler? Maybe. But if Gennady Golovkin showed up in Montreal looking for him, Bute would panic, fly back to Romania and hide up Dracula's bum hole.

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