Saturday, 9 June 2012
Pavlik batters Sigmon!
Super-middleweight contender Kelly Pavlik put on a dominant performance against Scott Sigmon on Friday night (June 8th). He battered the American from round-to-round until the fight was finally stopped by the ringside doctor at the start of the eighth round.
On the undercard, young super-bantamweight prospect Jesse Magdaleno demolished his opponent Carlos Valcarcel in just one round. Magdaleno now has an unblemished record of 10 wins from 10 fights with 7 KO's. He is looking to be a definite star of the future.
Other fights on the card included light-heavyweight prospect Mike Lee winning a six-round unanimous decision over Eliseo Durazo and Rudy Puga stopping Tommy Turner in just two rounds. Another great fight was between two great lightweights in Gerardo Robles and Roger Gonzalez. Robles upset the fan favourite Gonzalez winning by a majority decision.
All these fights were good, but the main focus of the night was Kelly Pavlik. The 30-year old is desperately trying to prove that he is still a top contender at world level in the super-middleweight division. Since his losses to Sergio Martinez and Bernard Hopkins he has tried to re-group but hasn't been able to land another big fight in the last two years.
It was a fantastic performance from 'The Ghost' and it may have just boosted his chances of getting another world title shot.