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Pavlik: I Would Wear Chavez Down and Knock Him Out

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com recently spoke with Kelly "The Ghost" Pavlik. The former middleweight champion recently made the move to Oxnard, CA where he is now training under the tutelage of Robert Garcia.

As reported by BoxingScene's Rick Reeno, Pavlik's ring return is scheduled for March 31 in San Antonio, Texas - where he faces Aaron Jaco (15-2, 5KOs) at a max-weight of 170-pounds. Pavlik plans to fight at the super middleweight limit in that fight and then evaluate if he can get down to the middleweight limit. 

"With Cecilio (Flores) we will see what I can do. I asked to fight this next fight at 168 and then we will work on it," Pavlik explained.  "Believe me I would love the Chavez fight and I still want another shot at [Sergio] Martinez. If I can make the weight in a safe way it would be a different fight [with Martinez]."

The Youngstown, Ohio native feels that Chavez hasn't been tested against a heavy handed puncher such as himself. Pavlik thinks that a fight against Chavez would play out similarly to his knockout won over Rubio.

"I won't knock him. He's a good fighter with some pop but I want to see him when he is in there with a fighter with more pop.  I see it kind of going how my fight came went against Rubio where I stopped him in the 8th round," Pavlik told BoxingScene.com.

Pavlik feels that Chavez won't be able to handle his power coupled with his trademark high workrate. He thinks that combination will lead him to a mid to late round stoppage of Chavez.

"When he sees 85 to 90 punches a round and 60 of them are power punches I think it will eventually wear him down," said Pavlik.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 03-10-2012

A little skill and defensive know-how and you can beat Pavlik. Jr doesn't have much skill and his defensive work is dreadful....even a washed up Pavlik would give him trouble.

Comment by Check on 03-10-2012

I have little doubt that Pavlik would beat Chavez jr. Chavez jr fight fights nothing like Hop or Martinez. He would be right there and be a style that Pavlik would love. If Kelly comes back as a solid fighter,…

Comment by onetwopunch on 03-10-2012

Pavlik would blow Chavez Jr out, even at this stage in his carreer, Chavez Jr has not been in the ring with anyone yet, Pavlik has been in the ring with great fighters and has been in real wars, he…

Comment by [email protected] on 03-10-2012

pavlik can't k.o chavez even in his prime i doubt if he can do it now that he's over-the-hill.

Comment by mathed on 03-10-2012

[QUOTE=Beto El Lobo;11872502]Brother, The Cash Cow translated to spanish means La Vaca De Dinero... no offense..[/QUOTE] Nah he always knew he was sporting the "cash of the cow in his sig."....lol

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