Kelly Pavlik is back in the ring tonight on ESPN Friday Night Fights.
We're just one day out from the Pacquiao vs Bradley event in Las Vegas, but tonight, Top Rank has sort of a pre-big fight party on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com at the Hard Rock, with former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik in action in the main event. Bad Left Hook will have round-by-round coverage of the show.
Pavlik (38-2, 33 KO) will face Virginia's Scott Sigmon (22-3, 12 KO) in what figures to be no more than an easy tune-up for the Ohio native, as he fights for the second time under the care of trainer Robert Garcia. The hope is that Pavlik will look sharp tonight and move on to a tougher fight this fall.
The main event is a super middleweight fight scheduled for 10 rounds, with a very low chance that it goes the distance, or even half.
Also featured tonight is Subway boxing guy Mike Lee (8-0, 5 KO), who thus far in his pro career is all press releases and little substance. This is nothing against Lee, who seems a nice and genuine person, who really probably is making the most out of his talent, but his talent doesn't make him a legit light heavyweight prospect, or at least that's the feeling I get so far.
Lee will face Eliseo Durazo (4-2, 1 KO), who has lost two straight.
Jesse Magdaleno (9-0, 6 KO), who is a real prospect, will be in action tonight as well, facing Carlos Valcarcel (12-4-4, 5 KO).