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Sources: Bute-Pavlik, 90% Chance of Happening in Nov

By Ruslan Chikov

Multiple outlets in Romania are reporting that Lucian Bute vs. Kelly Pavlik has a 90% probability of taking place in November. InterBox, the promotional brand behind Bute, reportedly made Pavlik an "offer he can't refuse," according to a source within InterBox who spoke with the outlets on the condition of anonymity. Bute will defend his IBF super middleweight title against undefeated Jean Paul Mendy on July 9 at the Romexpo Exhibition Centre in Bucharest, Romania. If Bute and Pavlik agree on the terms, the fight will be televised in the United States by Showtime, which has an exclusive agreement with Bute.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by deanrw on 06-21-2011

Kelly lost something big in his last few fights. What he lost was his jab. He has lost his ability to control distance with it and fighters are walking right in on him now. Keeping opponents on the end of…

Comment by DrewWoodside on 06-21-2011

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;10721593]Multiple outlets in Romania are reporting that Lucian Bute vs. Kelly Pavlik has a 90% probability of taking place in November. InterBox, the promotional brand behind Bute, reportedly made Pavlik an "offer he can't refuse," according to a source within…

Comment by deuce_drop on 06-21-2011

pavlik needs to learn how to deal with slickness inside the ring.. not that bute is the slickest fighter around, but he has movement and slickness enough to give pavlik a tough time and could easily outpoint pavlik if he…

Comment by fastblack on 06-21-2011

that weak kup kake fairy kessler backed out again somehow.. Are the Danes the softest weakest people on earth ever?? I Kessler more a girly man than a guy. If kessie isn't married I would understand. The perfumed one seems…

Comment by Ringlife on 06-21-2011

Bute and Pavlik is a real good fight for both fighters I like Bute in this one because Kelly seems to flat on his feet can't wait for this fight hope it happens.

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