Sergio Martinez became the world middleweight champion last night in Atlantic City, beating Kelly Pavlik via unanimous decision. Our full recap is here. (REUTERS/Tim Shaffer)
Kelly Pavlik and Sergio Martinez at yesterday's weigh-in. (AP Photo/Sean M. Fitzgerald)
On April 17, Kelly Pavlik defends the world middleweight championship against Sergio Martinez on HBO.
"This is definitely one the people in Youngstown should take a drive for. By the way, my guy’s going to win. Of course, I also said that twice before and I’m 0-2 against Kelly Pavlik, so they’ve got me on that one. They’re expecting 0-3 but I think I’m going to be 1-2." -- Promoter Lou DiBella, whose fighter Sergio Martinez faces Kelly Pavlik on April 17 in Atlantic City (Joe Scalzo @ The Youngstown Vindicator) (Photo by Phil Hawthorne / Getty Images)
Kelly Pavlik and Miguel Espino weigh in in Youngstown. (Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank)
The official poster for the December 19 Top Rank pay-per-view, featuring the return of middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik against "contender" Miguel Espino. I think that industrial backdrop is supposed to represent Youngstown. Every time these guys talk about Youngstown, I can't help but think of the Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video.
Kelly Pavlik and Jack Loew in the gym, preparing for Miguel Espino on December 19. (Photo by Chris Farina, Top Rank)
Kelly Pavlik and Miguel Espino at their Tuesday press conference. The two meet on December 19 in Youngstown, Ohio. (Photo by Chris Farina, via Top Rank's Facebook)
Kelly Pavlik and Paul Williams, with Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, at today's press conference officially announcing their December 5 bout.