Apr 19 2010

Weekend Wrap Up: Ghost Busted Again.

Kelly Pavlik was once again exposed and out hustled in his fight against Sergio Martinez. Kelly just can’t handle movement and speed and yes he did adapt and even up the fight in the middle rounds but it was Martinez who stepped on the gas and urgency in the championship rounds cutting Pavlik to a UD.

Martinez was known for fading fast late in the fight but not in this fight. He stepped on the gas at the right time touching Kelly up so much that he had Kelly dripping with blood.

Kelly just seemed too lethargic, too slow, too labored in his movements, while not showing the hunger and pride of a champion when he needed it the most.

I though Martinez beat Paul Williams and I was glad to see him get this well earned, well fought victory. He just put on a speed, movement, and boxing clinic on how to beat a powerful but slower fighter.

The best seems yet to come for Martinez as he can earn more $$ with a rematch with Pavlik, that is if Kelly chooses to exercise his rematch clause, or move on to a rematch with Williams.

Kelly on the other hand seems to be fading fast and much of this has to do with his lifestyle, lack of dedication to the sport, and his training taking place in Youngstown.

Kelly needs to get his shit together quick if he is to salvage his slipping career, he needs to train outside of Ohio, I feel it would revive him to get him in a competitive gym/training environment like Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym. Now I’m not saying that Freddie should train Kelly, as Jack Lowe knows his shit and fighter, its just that Kelly needs to be placed in a tougher environment with better fighters and sparring that will rekindle his fighting ability and expand upon it. That’s what made the legendary Kronk Gym famous in its heyday and he just isn’t getting it done with what his team is doing now.

Bute staking his claim.
Lucian Bute is no doubt the best fighter in the super middle weight division that isn’t in the super six. He totally destroyed Miranda catching Miranda as Miranda was acting like an ass.

The obvious fight for Bute is the Super Six winner, this is good as Bute can keep improving his marketability,exposure, skill, and experience, while the top super middle weights battle it out. Time will tell who truly is the king of this hot division.


In tragic news, it was first reported that Edwin Valero stabbed his 20 year old wife to death and then turned himself in. Then the news hit of Valero taking his own life in his jail cell hanging himself.

What a disgraceful act of Valero, even more what a waste of a budding career amidst a turbulent lifestyle that lead to this act. The taking of just 20 year old Yennifer Carolina’s life leaves me a loss for words but prayers going out to both families.