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Cunningham: Kelly Pavlik Knew He Was Going To Sleep!

By Corey Erdman

Super middleweight Daryl Cunningham was packing his clothing and ring attire for the trip from Detroit to Youngstown when he heard the news that Kelly Pavlik had pulled out of their ShoBox main event on Saturday night.

"I'm hurt. I'm disappointed," said Cunningham to BoxingScene.com. "Kelly knew he was going to sleep. He thought it was a tune-up. People don't know about The People's Choice, but I was going to knock him out."

Cunningham, a Detroit fighter who has fought his entire career almost exclusively in Michigan, was allegedly responsible for a fair amount of ticket sales for the bout in Youngstown.

Fans are guaranteed a refund from Ticketmaster.

"I had hundreds of people from Michigan making the trip--50 people in ringside seats," claimed Cunningham. "Now they've gotta go and get their money back? Stuff like that makes us look bad."

According to Cunningham though, Pavlik's team was trying to make him look bad, personally. The 36-year old claims that he had to undergo an unusual extensive physical testing on Monday at the request of Pavlik's team.

"Whoever in his camp was trying to find a way to say that Daryl Cunningham wasn't ready. If something would have come back negative, they could have said wasn't ready to fight, but they can't say that. The truth is out there."

Despite the cancellation, Cunningham hopes he'll get another crack at a big name, or eventually a titleholder.

"I wish Top Rank had me as one of their guys. I live a clean life, and I come to fight," said Cunningham. "I can't hold any anymosity. But it would have been good for me and my family."

Corey Erdman is a member of the Yahoo boxing ratings committee, and a host at theScore on SIRIUS 158. Follow him on Twitter @corey_erdman

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by fastblack on 08-02-2011

Pavlik a sad excuse for a boxer or a man. Satan got control of this demented soul and poor excuse of a man. what a ruined life but look at the dude and you will see a troubled deeeply disturbed…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 08-02-2011

[QUOTE=ИATAS206;10934339]Regardless if it's clear Joe would have beat Pavlik or not NOW, at the time he did go with the safer option.[/QUOTE] Going with the safer option is the story of Calzaghe's entire career.

Comment by toff on 08-02-2011

he hasn't gotten over that ass whopping bhop gave him.

Comment by ИATAS on 08-02-2011

[QUOTE=Napalm Death;10934296]And to think people thought Calzaghe ducked Pavlik.[/QUOTE] hindsight is a hell of a thing. At the time, Pavlik was the undefeated champion and everyone wanted to see Pavlik-Calzaghe. Joe of course opted to fight a shot jones instead.…

Comment by cybertiledude on 08-02-2011

[QUOTE=1000Islander;10934316]You can't help but feel a bit for the "Son of a Preacher Man". Cunningham is almost the polar opposite of Pavlik right now. He just goes out, works hard, and wins fights. He deserved whatever recognition, and income opportunities…

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