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Bernard Hopkins

LOS ANGELES, June 22 – It’s a night of legends on the Sunday, June 23 edition of Golden Boy Classics on FOX Deportes headlined by the ageless wonder of the fight game, Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins. Golden Boy Classics will preview the match-up on June 23 which will air on FOX Deportes at 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT. In the ... Read More »

Loew has Nelson’s back on climb to top

ST. LOUIS (February 24, 2013) – Veteran boxing trainer Jack Loew has been to the top of the boxing mountain with former world champion Kelly Pavlik and now he’s heading back there with rising star Willie “The Great” Nelson (19-1-1, 11 KOs), North American Boxing Federation (NABF) super welterweight champion, who makes his first title defense against Michael “El Magnifico” ... Read More »

Kelly Pavlik retires


According to Dan Rafael of, former Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik has to decided to retire as he lacks the desire to continue his career and wants to preserve his long term health. “When you stay in the sport too long you have health problems. That’s a big, big thing for me,” Pavlik said. “I’m not talking about now. I’m ... Read More »



Sherman Oaks, CA (Jan. 7) – Deferring to the recommendation of a noted Bay Area orthopedic specialist after receiving a second opinion on his injured right shoulder, reigning WBA, WBC and Ring Super Middleweight World Champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward underwent successful surgery, which will keep him out of action for an indefinite period and has forced the postponement of his ... Read More »

Ward – Pavlik off due to Ward Shoulder surgery

The postponed fight between World Super Middleweight champion Andre Ward and former Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik is now off due to Ward needing shoulder surgery according to Dan Rafael of The bout was originally scheduled for January 26th and then moved to March 2nd after Ward suffered the injury. Pavlik’s manager Cameron Dunkin told that he was notified ... Read More »

Ward injures shoulder; Fight with with Pavlik postponed

According to Dan Rafael of, World Super Middleweight champion Andre Ward suffered a shoulder injury that will him force him to postpone his January 26th title defense with Kelly Pavlik. “He felt a little tweak when he threw a punch and stopped immediately,” Ward’s promoter, Dan Goossen, told on Thursday. “He didn’t really think it was that damaging ... Read More »


LOS ANGELES (Nov. 27) – On Saturday, January 26, World Champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (26-0, 14 KO’s) of Oakland, CA takes on Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik (40-2, 34 KOs) of Youngstown, Ohio in what promises to be a thrilling WBA and WBC Super Middleweight World Championship Bout. This event will be the first boxing event at the Galen Center at ... Read More »

Pavlik – Rosinsky to replace Rios-Herrera on July 7th

Former Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik will be back in action on July 7th against New Yorker Will Rosinsky in about that will be televised on HBO according to Dan Rafael of The bout became feasible after Brandon Rios had to pullout of his Jr. Welterweight bout with Mauricio Herrera due to an arm injury. The card will be headlined ... Read More »

Pavlik and Lee get by at Hard Rock


LAS VEGAS – When Kelly Pavlik fought in March, his first time in a prizefighting ring in 23 months, the match was about seeing where he was. Friday, Pavlik was in a prizefighting ring for the second time in three months to answer the same question. And the answer went: About the same place as before. In the main event ... Read More »

Pavlik to fight Sigmon on June 8th on ESPN 2

Dan Rafael of is reporting that former world Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik will fight Scott Sigmon on June 8th in Las Vegas on a card that will be televised on ESPN 2. “He’s on a great winning streak. He’s a credible opponent and he will come to fight,” Said Top Rank’s Carl Moretti. “He knows it’s an opportunity so ... Read More »

Gradovich stops Leal; Pavlik succeeds in comeback

SAN ANTONIO – It was “Mexican Russian” against “Little Soldier” at Illusions Theatre, in Saturday’s main event. All of the monikers were apt. Fighting in a 10-round “Top Rank Live” match made for Spanish-language network TV Azteca, undefeated Russian featherweight Evgeny Gradovich (13-0, 7 KOs) and Mexican Frankie Leal (17-6-3, 10 KOs) made the night’s most savage battle, engaging each ... Read More »

Pavlik returns in Leija’s debut

SAN ANTONIO – Kelly Pavlik, the former lineal middleweight world champion and fighting pride of Ohio, approached the small stage at a crowded cantina, Friday afternoon, after joking he’d be at a loss for words if asked to address the South Texas crowd. Then he climbed on the scale and showed more pounds and tattoos than his old fans remembered. ... Read More »

Pavlik to return March 31st against Jaco

Former Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik will return on March 31st against Aaron Jaco in San Antonio accoriding to Dan Rafael of “He’s going to fight and he’s just excited,” said Pavlik’s manager Cameron Dunkin. “For Kelly to drive down by himself, it just shows you how much he’s into boxing again and wants to be around it,” Dunkin said. ... Read More »


YOUNGSTOWN (August 2, 2011) – Former World Middleweight Champion and current World Boxing Council (WBC) No. 1-rated super middleweight contender KELLY “The Ghost” PAVLIK’s professional boxing comeback took a wrong turn inasmuch as Pavlik withdrew from his upcoming 10-round bout against Darryl Cunningham today. The Pavlik-Cunningham bout was scheduled to take place on Saturday at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, ... Read More »

Alvarado, Pavlik, and Top Rank loyalty

Colorado’s Mike Alvarado successfully continued his comeback Saturday. Ohio’s Kelly Pavlik will successfully continue his comeback Saturday. Top Rank continues to promote both. And American boxing aficionados who are not within driving distance of Southern California’s thriving gym scene continue to be nostalgic about better times. Saturday’s Fox Sports Español telecast was a reminder of this. There was Alvarado, fighting ... Read More »

Pavlik’s fight to get back on top starts with the battle to beat back distractions

Distractions are an ally or an annoyance or a dirty word. Manny Pacquiao can’t get enough of them. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. sneers at them, then moves on to the next one. Kelly Pavlik doesn’t know what to do with them. Not yet, anyway For Pavlik, learning how to manage them, or at least live with them, might be his greatest ... Read More »


“The most consistent launching pad for future champions for a full decade” ShoBox: The New Generation celebrates it’s 10 year anniversary with a live match between top prospects Diego Magdaleno and Alejandro Perez. Watch highlights from today’s boxing stars who made their bones on ShoBox including Chad Dawson, Ricky Hatton, Robert Guerrero, Kelly Pavlik, Kermit Cintron, Joan Guzman, Victor Ortiz, ... Read More »


Follow all the action as it happens from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas as WBO Welterweight champion and Pound for Pound king, Manny Pacquiao takes on future Hall of Famer “Sugar” Shane Mosley. The action begins at 9pm est/6pm pac with a three fight undercard that will feature a 122 lb world championship between Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and former ... Read More »


Manny Pacquiao 145 – Shane Mosley 147 (WBO Welterweight Championship) Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. 122 – Jorge Arce 122 (WBO Super Bantamweight Title) Kelly Pavlik 170 – Alfonso Lopez 169 Mike Alvarado 139 – Ray Nahr 140 Read More »

Pacquiao – Mosley undercard Photo Gallery

May 5, 2011,Las Vegas,Nevada — (L-R) Former world champion Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik, Youngstown,Ohio and Alfonso Lopez,Cut & Shoot,Texas pose during the press conference at the MGM Grand for their upcoming feature fight on the undercard of Pacquiao vs Mosley on Saturday, May 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Pacquiao vs Mosley is promoted by Top ... Read More »

Pavlik Opponent Named

The pay-per-view lineup for the May 7th Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley event is now complete, as former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik will return to the ring against undefeated Alfonso Lopez III in a ten-round super middleweight bout at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Though contracts have not yet been finalized, both sides have come to a ... Read More »

Pavlik to leave Alcohol rehab on Tuesday

According to Dan Rafael of, former world Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik is scheduled to leave an Alcohol treatment facility on Tuesday. Pavlik was at the Betty Ford Clinic in Rancho Mirage, California according to his manager Cameron Dunkin. “He’s real hungry and wants to come back,” Dunkin said. “Mike (Pavlik’s father) told me Kelly sounds 150 percent better and ... Read More »

Pavlik injured; off Pacquiao – Margarito card

According to Dan Rafael of, former Middleweight champion has pulled out of his November 13th fight with Brian Vera that was supposed to highlight the undercard of the the Manny Pacquiao – Antonio Margarito Super Welterweight title clash with a rib injury. Pavlik’s manager Cameron Dunkin said the reason was a rib injury. When asked if it had anything ... Read More »

Arum eyeing Pavlik – Chavez Jr. on December 4th

According to Dan Rafael of former Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik could be heading for a December 4th showdown with undefeated and immensely popular Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. possibly in Cowboys Stadium. That’s the fight we are looking to do,” Said Bob Arum, who promotes both Pavlik and Chavez Jr. “We were sitting around having drinks and we came up ... Read More »

Pavlik nixes rematch with Martinez; will move up in weight

According to Dan Rafael of, former world middleweight champion, Kelly Pavlik will forgo his proposed rematch with Sergio Martinez according to his manager Cameron Dunkin. Pavlik, who lost a unanimous decision and his title belts to Sergio Martinez on April 17 in Atlantic City, N.J., declined his contractual option for an immediate rematch on Tuesday and will move up ... Read More »

“A tremendous and incredible pride that is impossible to describe”

To see Sergio Martinez’s exuberance after Saturday’s fight, to hear him call a feeling inspired by the world middleweight championship “a tremendous and incredible pride that is impossible to describe,” was to feel nostalgia for the days Kelly Pavlik inspired the same in fans. So long ago. Instead, by the time of Martinez’s ecstatic proclamation, the larger part of the ... Read More »

Martinez lifts Middeweight crown from Pavlik in Atlantic City

Some thought Sergio Martinez was robbed out of a victory just four months ago at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom in Boardwalk Hall when he fought Paul Williams. Well just a few yards away in the same building and a different opponent, Martinez got his just due as he won the undisputed Middleweight championship of the world by scoring a unanimous ... Read More »