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Kelly Pavlik vs. Scott Sigmon: Live Blog from the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas

Courtesy of PhilBoxing.com
Courtesy of PhilBoxing.com
Mick AkersAnalyst IJune 8, 2012

Kelly "Ghost" Pavlik (38-2, 33 KOs) looks to continue reviving his once stellar career tonight on ESPN's Friday Night Fights in his super middleweight showdown with Scott "Cujo" Sigmon (22-3, 12 KOs).

I will be there live, giving you the blow-by-blow action.

Pavlik was once the undisputed middleweight champion before losing to the current No. 3-ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world Sergio Martinez. He then hit a roadblock as personal issues with alcohol interfered with his professional career.

In his second bout back after dealing with his problems, Pavlik will need to impress to garner attention from top fighters in the middleweight and super middleweight divisions.

Sigmon, on the other hand, has an inflated record, filled with mostly unheard of boxers and really shouldn't give Pavlik much problems in the ring if "Ghost" is indeed back to how he was prior to his hiatus.

This will undoubtedly be "Cujo's" biggest fight to date, and would put a serious dent in Pavlik's attempted comeback if he is able to pull off the shocking upset.

With a great showing tonight, a fight with current WBC middleweight champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. could be on the horizon with one or two more tune-up bouts. That is, if Chavez Jr. is successful in his bout against Irishman Andy Lee next week in El Paso, Texas.

Check back later tonight to catch my call of the fight, ringside from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. to see if Pavlik is able to continue his march towards another title shot.

 

ESPN 2 telecast scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. EDT

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