Originally Posted by DoktorSleepless
He probably lost motivation because he couldn't get those big fights, not that he simply got too lazy to train anymore. All the big super middleweight names pretty much tied themselves for the first half of the year. Pavlik already took 4 straight low level fights so having to take another tuneup in the meantime would likely kill any motivation he had left. Leaving your family for two months to fight another Scott Sigmon would suck ass. Not worth it for someone who's used to fighting in the big stage.
Good point. I never thought he should take the fight with Ward. But AA and Bute were two fights I would have liked to see.