Pavlik returns to HBO, hoping for title shot in Winter
Kelly Pavlik believes his return to HBO television next month will launch the second phase of his career, acording to an article in the Youngstown News.
The former middleweight champion fights Will Rosinky (16-1, 9ko) at the Home Depot Center on July 7 in Carson, California.
"Nothing against fighting on ESPN but theyíre (HBO) on the top. I fought on HBO when I won my first title and they want me back on it again - Itís a step closer to fighting for a world title." said Pavlik.
"He comes to fight. I havenít seen too much power from him. I donít think heís a big power puncher and his chinís a little iffy." he said of his opponent, who's lone defeat came in a grudge match against Edwin Rodriguez. "Heís not overly fast, but heís not slow and heís in really good shape."
Victory for Pavlik could lead to a world title shot at the end of the year, according to his manager Cameron Dunkin.
"I have no idea who it will be yet but itís going to be pretty big, so Iím pretty excited." said the fighter.
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