Pavlik 'Wants to look good' in Jedi fight
At just 29 years of age you'd be forgiven for thinking Pavlik is much older. Bursting onto the radar in 2007 the Youngstown middleweight caused a sensation by defeating a weight-drained Jermain Taylor by knockout.
Their catchweight rematch was a much closer affair, followed by a routine blow-out of Gary Lockett before the Pavlik bubble was well and truly burst with a beat-down by the 'Executioner' Bernard Hopkins just a year later in 2008.
Since then he has been spending more time in rehab and tattoo parlours than the boxing gym. Another smackdown loss for 'the Ghost' came in the shape of Sergio Martinez amongst a clutch of fights with tedious hispanic fighters like Rubio, Espino and Lopez.
Never has a fighter dined out on one victory than Kelly Pavlik. Following arrest for smashing up a door whilst attacking his brother, he fired his long time coach and mentor before packing up his troubles and heading to train in California.
This weekend's opponent comes in the shape of Aaron 'Jedi' Jaco (15-2, 5ko) a hand-picked patsy for the former champ to gobble up.
“I’m not nervous, but I do want to look good, so there’s a good amount of pressure from that,” The former middleweight champion told Vindy.com. “I know it’s just my second fight in two years so I really shouldn’t feel that way, but I do.”
After he demolishes the 'Jedi' he has an ESPN date before beginning his latest comeback. The question is, will anybody care anymore ?
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