Originally Posted by Elotero
I like this kind of fight for Kelly. Steady work and not too high caliber. Depending on how the fight goes its going to prove if Kelly is really training to come back or taking it easy. Its boxing and anything can happen if you dont tie all your loose ends. See: Thompson KO2 Linares. That's why they fight the fights.
TBH if Kelly wins I would like to see him fight someone like Ishida (after Pirog beats him) then go after Pirog.
I think Pavlik vs Pirog would be a big seller here esp on the east coast maybe Atlantic City. Tons of ways they can sell that fight. USA vs Russia angle etc.
Might just be wishful thinking from a Pavlik fan but I hope he kicks it into gear and gets back to form.
I don't think he's going down to MW or either man is going up... especially Ishida.
As for his opponent, I just watched his fight against Jimmy Campbell and he (sigmond) is a come forward fighter that tries to apply pressure... Pavlik is going to destroy him. If he isn't knocked out in less than 4 rounds, I'll be surprised.