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Trinidad wants Pavlik at 165 pounds

Box_g_jones_trinidad5_600_medium Puerto Rican living legend Felix Trinidad (42-3, 35 KO) told El Nuevo Dia hat he wants a fight with Kelly Pavlik at 165 pounds, but that Pavlik -- as well as Bernard Hopkins -- "fears his punches."

Trinidad is delusional if he thinks he can punch with Pavlik at 165 pounds, but Trinidad was delusional last year against Roy Jones, too. Trinidad went 12, but Jones destroyed him and never seemed to feel anything that Tito threw at him.

Trinidad has also lost two in a row dating back to his 2005 blowout loss to Winky Wright, and all three of his losses (including Hopkins) have come at 160 pounds or higher. He's 3-3 above junior middleweight, 39-0 at 154 and lower.

I also don't want to see Pavlik take another catchweight fight, but that's a personal thing. I'd just like to see Kelly defend his middleweight crown a while longer. There's would seem to be no reason for Trinidad to not step down to 160, but he and his father say he can't.

Trinidad turned 36 in January, a year after his loss to Jones. He's lost three of his last five dating back to the 2001 TKO loss to Hopkins.

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