According to Fightnews, Bob Arum spoke to Setanta Sports news and revealed the news of a fight between Carl Froch and Kelly Pavlik.
That is absolutely true. Todd duBoef of Top Rank has discussed that fight and yesterday we met with HBO and talked about Pavlik fighting Felix Sturm in the fall; and then early as next year, perhaps as early as the end of January, fighting Froch.
In addition, the reports say that Carl Froch may defend his super middleweight title against Pavlik. It is very well known that Pavlik was ripped apart by Bernard Hopkins in Kelly Pavlik's last attempt to go up in weight, but will this be the same result with Froch?
I think Pavlik has a much better chance than Jermain Taylor ever did to defeat Froch. Pavlik is coming from all angles to dominate his opponent and let's face it, Froch is not the kind of guy to put up his hands and cover himself. Look at the way Taylor put him down before the middle rounds were reached. But Taylor did not pressure him after that assault and the fight went Froch's way. Even though it is a long time before it actually happens, I am really looking forward to this one.
Note by Brickhaus, 06/11/09 2:35 PM EDT - It's nice that this is being discussed, but we'll see if Bob Arum is just blowing more smoke up people's butts. The fact that Felix Sturm is being mentioned makes me a little weary. Arum's been talking about big fights for Pavlik for ages now, but he hasn't done much to make a Pavlik-Abraham fight happen, and a number of other good names, like Winky Wright or Anthony Mundine, haven't even been mentioned. With Pavlik set to sign a 2-year extension with Top Rank, Arum needs to talk a big game to make sure he puts his name on the dotted line. Besides, if Froch is actually going to fight Lucian Bute next, I wouldn't count on Froch still having his title come 2010.
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