As former world champion, Kelly Pavlik, continues his climb back to the top of the super middleweight division Saturday night against Will Rosinsky, a fall showdown against top super middleweight, Mikkel Kessler, could happen this fall with a strong showing from Pavlik.
A name being mentioned for Kelly Pavlik in the fall( should he look good this weekend) according to Arum is Mikkel Kessler #boxing— Steve Kim (@stevemaxboxing) July 5, 2012
Pavlik (39-2, 34 KOs) must give his all against Rosinsky (16-1, 9 KOs) this weekend, as a win over Kessler in their possible fall bout could lead to the match Pavlik is looking for: A showdown with current IBF super middleweight title holder, Carl Froch.
The fight against Rosinsky on Saturday will be Pavlik's second fight in a month, as he scored an impressive seventh round TKO victory over Scott Sigmon last month on ESPN's Friday Night Fights.
Avoiding a lackadaisical showing this weekend against Rosinsky is key to Pavlik landing a career-changing bout against Kessler. Pavlik must avoid a Victor Ortiz-like disappointment from a few weeks ago, when Ortiz lost (per ESPN) to huge underdog, Josesitio Lopez, with a showdown with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on the line.
Pavlik's bout with little known Rosinsky has now become more than just his next tune-up bout, as his road back to the top of the sport he once ruled really begins Saturday night.