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Kelly Pavlik Comes Off as Poor Sport, Drops S-Bomb in Interview

I already expressed how surprised I was to see Bernard Hopkins administer such a butt whopping on Kelly Pavlik. Hopkins seems to be using his strong performance as a spring board for more fights in the future. And from the sounds of things according to Pavlik, weight seemed to be his biggest issue, though he doesn’t directly admit it. Check out this post-fight interview where Pavlik comes off as a poor sport. Ear muff it too in the beginning if you want to avoid the profanity.

Just saying “it wasn’t him” and that he wasn’t tired is hard to believe for anyone who watched the fight. It’s not that he’s that good? He lost to Jermain Taylor twice? OK, so where were you then? Boxing doesn’t exactly seem to me like pitching where sometimes you have your stuff and sometimes you don’t. Either you can beat someone or you don’t — simple as that.


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  • dave

    i was an amateur fighter when i was young and what kelly describes DOES happen, especially since he was on antibiotics after being diagnosed with bronchitis days before the fight. he also had an elbow injury. pavlik in good health would have easily beaten hopkins. we won’t see it happen, but it will be reflected in his return to the ring…you’ll see.

  • Drake

    Absolutly. I totally agree with your comment Dave. Go Team Pavlik