By Mark Vester

The career of WBC/WBO middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik is quiet at the moment. If he lands the right fight, there could be a lot of noise. According to co-manager Cameron Dunkin, one possible fight that Top Rank is exploring is a unification bout with WBA champion Felix Sturm of Germany.

“We’re looking at it. It’s always been there [as a possibility]. It’s just a matter of finding the best deal for Kelly and the best direction for us to go,” Dunkin told Pavlik's hometown paper The Vindicator.

The plan for Pavlik is supposed to be a title defense against Sergio Mora, winner of The Contender reality show and a former junior middleweight champion. The fight was going to happen on June 27 but got postponed when Pavlik came down with a staph infection. Dunkin tells the paper that Pavlik may go in another direction if a deal can be made with Sturm or IBF champion Arthur Abraham.

“We’ve got a lot of options,” said Dunkin. “If we can make a fight with Sturm or Abraham, we’ll go with that, of course. We’ve got a lot of things to weigh. You can’t please everybody. We just try to please Kelly and do what’s best for him. If he beats Abraham or Sturm or both, everybody will jump back on the bandwagon.”

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