Advertisement
Advertisement

Kelly Pavlik's Career To Be Sorted By Month's End

by Rick Reeno

By the end of this month, manager Cameron Dunkin is hoping to get Kelly Pavlik's career back on track. The former middleweight champion, now at 168-pounds, will travel to New York City on October 22nd to meet with Top Rank.

"He's coming to New York on the 22nd, to the Nonito Donaire fight [at Madison Square Garden]. We're going to sit down with him and have a nice meeting and hopefully we're going to put together a game plan for training, promotion, and get him fighting again," Dunkin told BoxingScene.com.

The super middleweight class is arguably one of the most talent-rich divisions in boxing. From top to bottom, there are possible opponents like Andre Ward, Carl Froch, Mikkel Kessler, Lucian Bute, Glen Johnson, Andre Dirrell, Anthony Dirrell, Robert Stieglitz, and several others.

"There are great fights to be made, and believe me he wants to fight them. He knows that he made a mistake and did some stupid sh*t, but now he really wants to commit himself to training and fight those fights," Dunkin said.

Pavlik's career took a turn for the worse a few months ago. He was scheduled to face Daryl Cunningham in a Showtime televised fight on August 6th in Youngstown. The fight was a tune-up for a November showdown with IBF champion Lucian Bute. But a few days before his scheduled date with Cunningham, Pavlik withdrew after being upset with his $50,000 purse. And he refused to move forward with a Bute clash, voicing his displeasure with a proposed purse of $1.35 million.

According to Dunkin, Pavlik has accepted the serious nature of his mistakes and he wants to prove himself, to Top Rank and more importantly his fans, by staying very active and proving himself in the ring. And, Pavlik doesn't care about the money. The hunger has returned, and he's willing to fight for any monetary amount on the table.

"He said - 'let me go out and take a couple of fights, a few warm-up fights. I won't bitch about the money. And when you tell me that I look good and I'm ready - I'll fight anybody.' Which is what he used to say in the old days, and that's the right attitude," Dunkin said.

Tags: Kelly Pavlik image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 10-06-2011

[QUOTE=Jack Napier;11258326]Pavlik won't get back to the top he might still make some exciting fights at 168 don't even think he could beat Bute he squandered his momentum too bad to reup[/QUOTE] He needs to get his mojo back, and…

Comment by Jack Napier on 10-06-2011

Pavlik won't get back to the top he might still make some exciting fights at 168 don't even think he could beat Bute he squandered his momentum too bad to reup

Comment by tennesseeboy on 10-06-2011

Atta boy Kelly...I hope he comes back, and comes back strong. We all make mistakes, some of you folks should look in the mirror before you judge somebody.

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 10-05-2011

It will be interesting to see if showtime or hbo will televise any of his fights after what happened in august.

Comment by LeadUppercut on 10-05-2011

[QUOTE=Devils Advocate;11256680]I agree Pavlik messed up big time but you don't take a fighter fresh out of a long rehab stint on a major network that fast or else your asking for trouble. Look at what happened to Oliver Mcall…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (19)
Top Headlines Photos: Christian Gonzalez, Edgar Valerio, Nava Open Workouts Photos: Danny Roman, LaRon Mitchell Ready For 'New Blood' Photos: Guerrero vs. Peralta, Angulo vs. Hernandez Face To Face Roberto Duran's 'No Mas' Trunks Hit The Auction Block Photos: Tishchenko Honored For Gold Medal By Vladimir Putin Fox Sports 1 Pleased With Latest Ratings Figure For PBC Show Guy Robb Vows To Control Pace and Outbox Miguel Marriaga Michael Conlan Has NO FEAR of AIBA's Threats of Action Jose Benavidez's Father Gives Details, Update on Son's Shooting Tomasz Adamek Ponders a Final Ring Return For 2017 Canelo: A Shame Mexicans Criticize Their Athletes So Much! Nietes vs. Sosa: Mark Magsayo To Face Garcia on The Undercard David Price, Anthony Ogogo To Feature on Braehmer-Cleverly Canelo Expects Liam Smith To Bring The Fight To Him Ricky Burns To Face Mandatory Kiryl Relikh On Return Jose Benavidez Jr. Shot in Arizona, Taken To The Hospital Bryant Perrella-Yordenis Ugas on September 27, PBC on FS1 Giovanni De Carolis-Tyron Zeuge Rematch on November 5th Golovkin's Coach: Ward Beats Everyone at 175 - Except Kovalev! Vargas is Open To Facing Crawford After Stunning Pacquiao Sam Maxwell Turns Over, Joins MGM: Will Debut In October Golovkin Warns Saunders: My Goal is The WBO Belt, I Want it Next Anthony Crolla: I'll Have Jorge Linares Rematch in Las Vegas Williams-Patterson, Eubank Jr-Langford Confirmed For October 22 In Cardiff Derry Mathews Confident: I'll Dig Deep With Luke Campbell! Upton Brothers Leave Ricky Hatton Over "Turbulent Private Life" Dillian Whyte, Dereck Chisora Could Collide in December Smith Backs Froch: Kovalev is Best Pound For Pound Fighter! Amir Khan Says Land For Boxing Academy is Now in Dispute Team USA: Olympic Postmortem De La Hoya on Canelo-GGG: We Can't Afford To Wait Beyond 2017 Chocolatito: Cuadras Talks A lot, But I'll Prove it in The Ring! Golovkin: No Big Fights at 168, I Make 160 Easy - I'm Not Big 160 Juanma: Business Opportunity Made Me Return, Not Vazquez Morrison, Golub, Baranchyk, Peterkin Head To 9/23 ShoBox Robert Guerrero: I'm Ready For a World Title Shot Right Now! Photos: Gennady Golovkin, Roman Gonzalez Big Bear Media Day Saunders Still a Possibility for Canelo, Golden Boy Focused on Smith Jon Fernandez, Jose Roman Ink Pacts With Lou DiBella De La Hoya: Canelo a 154-Pounder, Will Fight Golovkin When Ready!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement