Pavlik Explains Why He is Not Impressed By Froch

By Ernest Gabion

During a recent interview with, former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik (39-2, 34KOs) explained why he's not impressed with the reigning IBF super middleweight beltholder Carl Froch (29-2, 21KOs) of Nottingham. Froch is coming off an impressive five round destruction of previously unbeaten Canadian superstar Lucian Bute.

Pavlik returns on July 7th at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. In his fourth consecutive fight at 168 or above, Pavlik will face tough Will Rosinsky in an HBO televised co-feature.

"In most of his fights, if you go look at them, he gets in wars and he gets hit a lot. If you go back and watch, even the [Jermain] Taylor fight, he was getting beat up the whole entire time in that fight....bad. If Taylor would have taken one more knee, and if he would have survived he was that far ahead on the scorecards [that he would have won]. I think he's a rough, gritty guy and he has power, don't get me wrong, but I just don't see him as the top, top guy of that weight class. I don't think he is at the level that [Andre] Ward is," Pavlik told

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ShoulderRoll on 06-21-2012

[QUOTE=Cazadores;12264710]I think Pavlik could do it. People really underrate his boxing ability. [/QUOTE] I think he could do it too. If he gets himself together.

Comment by Ravens Fan on 06-21-2012

I believe Froch's power is as overrated as Bute obviously was.

Comment by Cazadores on 06-21-2012

I think Pavlik could do it. People really underrate his boxing ability. He has dismantled and broke down some good boxers with his ability. Hell, he had Martinez down and out with just a jab before the cuts over each…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 06-21-2012

I'm not discounting the work that Froch put in, but he would have lost the fight on the cards had Jermain been able to make it the distance. Despite the knockdown. That's probably why Pavlik sees some weaknesses in The…

Comment by crold1 on 06-20-2012

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;12264326]Pavlik does have a point. A shot Jermain Taylor was owning Froch badly until he got knocked out. Kelly on the other hand never struggled that much with a prime Jermain.[/QUOTE] Taylor got off to a good start but Froch…

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