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Bad Left Hook Fight Night: Jermain Taylor v. Kelly Pavlik

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

For the WBC and WBO Middleweight Titles
(27-0-1, 17 KO, Little Rock, AR)
(31-0, 28 KO, Youngstown, OH)

For the NABF Welterweight Title
(19-0, 16 KO, Winter Haven, FL)
(21-3, 12 KO, Chicago, IL)

Staff Picks: Matt is taking Taylor with a late TKO, Brent is taking Taylor via KO in the middle rounds, and I'm going to take Taylor with hard-fought, tight unanimous decision, but I think Pavlik is going to floor him at some point in the fight. Lots of sites and writers are taking Pavlik, but sans a pick from Kevin, we're unanimous in favor of Taylor at Bad Left Hook. Experience can speak volumes, and that's what I think we're selecting.

I'm really excited for this fight. Part of it is just that it's been so long since I've sat down and scored and discussed a fight in progress, and part of it is because this is legit, big fight, championship boxing. The champ against the top contender.

And not only that, but Berto-Estrada is a nice fight, too. We're all pretty big Berto supporters, and it's great to see him starting to take on better competition.

Coverage starts at 10:15 ET/7:15 PT tonight, televised on HBO. Join us, score along, talk about the fights -- that's why we're here.

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