Pavlik vs Rosinsky is Close For HBO Clash on July 7th

By Rick Reeno

Promoter Lou DiBella has advised that super middleweight contender Will Rosinsky (16-1, 9KOs) has accepted the opportunity to face former champion Kelly Pavlik (39-2, 34KOs) on July 7th at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.

Both boxers have fought in the last seven days. Last Friday in Las Vegas, Pavlik stopped Scott Sigmon in the seventh round, while Rosinsky fought last night in New York City and secured a dominating eight round unanimous decision over Aaron Pryor Jr.

The contracts are not signed, but DiBella, based on his conversation with Top Rank, expects the fight to finalized shortly. Pavlik-Rosinsky would replace Brandon Rios-Mauricio Herrera as the HBO televised co-feature to the super bantamweight unification between Nonito Donaire and Jeffrey Mathebula. Rios officially withdrew from the Herrera fight on Thursday with a right arm injury.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Brassangel on 06-15-2012

What I liked about Pavlik in his last fight was his variety of punches. He didn't just 1-2 all night long. He threw uppercuts, body shots, even threw while moving some. He needs to keep that up if he wants…

Comment by mspiegelo on 06-15-2012

The world will be shocked when Will wins a dominant decision, if the judges don't jerk him again like in the Edwin Rodriguez fight. Will can outbox him with angles a la Hopkins on the inside or outside. Not many…

Comment by MikeRo1972 on 06-15-2012

Rosinsky can crack, and he has a solid chin. Pavlik gets hit ALOT. Should be a good fight.

Comment by cippigunna on 06-15-2012

he just has to stay active. get these tune ups outta the way, then get a real fight. hes not young so he needs to get these tune ups outta the way quick so hes still a little over 30…

Comment by Rikanlynx86 on 06-15-2012

[QUOTE=-Kev-;12248456]That's the problem. Pavlik has wins over Miranda and Taylor, and has fought Martinez and Hopkins. Why does he need all of these ups for? He's 30 years old, not 20. Rosinsky was a good step up for Rodriguez, or…

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