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Pavlik To Froch: Not Impressed, I'll KO You, No Chin Bute

By Luis Sandoval

Kelly Pavlik was on the most recent edition of BoxingScene.com’s official radio show The Boxing Lab and discussed the possibility of facing newly crowned IBF Super Middleweight champion Carl Froch and even Lucian Bute.

Pavlik revealed he has seen on different boxing blogs that Carl Froch is actually looking to him as a tune up fight before he takes on another champion at 168. Not only would Kelly Pavlik take that fight in a heartbeat, but he also shares his thoughts on Froch as a fighter.

“I hope that’s what they take it as. I hope that’s what they consider it. Let them consider it as a tune up and they’ll be very surprised. Carl Froch has not impressed me at all and even in this fight [with Bute] I called it. Carl Froch I don’t think he’s that good” expressed Pavlik.

“I mean Jermain Taylor when he fought Carl Froch dominated him for 12 rounds until the last shot until he got caught. And he was so far ahead on the scorecards that he could’ve took another knee and survived and won that fight. That’s how far ahead [Taylor] was on the scorecards”.

Pavlik also shared his thoughts on Lucian Bute who he had an opportunity to fight last year but the fight never materialized due to Pavlik feeling he deserved more money for the fight.

“Bute never overly impressed me. Ever. I don’t think he’s that fast upstairs or that fast of a puncher. I don’t think he’s that slick. He definitely don’t hit hard. The one thing that I always said about Bute was he’s a tremendous body puncher. [Very] sneaky” continued the former Middleweight champion.

“Also Bute has no chin. He should’ve already had a loss before the Froch fight when [Librado] Andrade had knocked him out. I called that fight [with Froch] and I don’t think Bute has ever been what everyone thought he was. I don’t think Froch is what everybody thinks he is”.

The one fighter Kelly did acknowledge as the best Super Middleweight was the Super Six Tournament winner Andre Ward. He feels that Ward proved and showed it to the world already and is the guy to beat in the division.

Pavlik who also told The Boxing Lab that a move to 168 is likely, could potentially make fights with both Froch or Bute in the near future. Pavlik not only feels he would be victorious in those bouts but he would also end them emphatically.

“[If] Froch and Bute want to take a tune up fight with me please go ahead and look at it as a tune up. But I guarantee Bute ends up like he did against Froch and I guarantee Froch ends up with the first stoppage [loss] of his career” said Pavlik.

First Pavlik has to take care of business on June 8th against Scott Sigmon. Let’s hope at least one of the aforementioned matchups becomes a reality.

You can listen to Kelly Pavlik’s interview in it’s entireity by listening to The Boxing Lab podcast: http://tobtr.com/s/3194849. You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @Truewest007. You can also tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene’s official audio show every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -Lowkey- on 06-07-2012

Pavliks power at 168 is unproven he has not looked good at the weight yet. Froch is proven in every sense of the word Froch TKO in 9.

Comment by Merciless1 on 06-07-2012

[QUOTE=Atldude6;12213099]I love this forum and hate this forum. I love it because I love boxing and most of you guys obviously love boxing too, but I hate it because as is all to common in sports (not just boxing) guys…

Comment by freedom213 on 06-07-2012

[QUOTE=-Kev-;12211815]Pavlik's power was only interesting at 160. At 168 and above, top fighters there can take his power and give much more in return. I thought he struggled badly with Alfonso Lopez, and I agree with Adalaide Byrd's scorecard of…

Comment by Atldude6 on 06-07-2012

I love this forum and hate this forum. I love it because I love boxing and most of you guys obviously love boxing too, but I hate it because as is all to common in sports (not just boxing) guys…

Comment by Brother Jay on 06-06-2012

Pavlik needs to make more noise with his fists in the ring. Enough trash talking and chest beating. He can come back, but he's got to do it like he did it against Taylor.

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