Kelly Pavlik was a dominant force in the middleweight division during his professional boxing career. He retired with an impressive record of 40-2, with 34 knockout wins and three world titles at middleweight. His career spanned over 12 years, from 2000 to 2012.
He made his professional debut against Eric Benito Tzand in June of 2000, winning via 3rd round TKO. Pavlik went on to win 33 more consecutive fights after his debut, including 29 wins via stoppage. He gained recognition and fame for his powerful punching and incredible win streak during this time.
In September 2007, Pavlik had his first world title fight against Jermain Taylor for the WBC, WBO, and The Ring middleweight titles. The fight proved to be an incredible turning point for Pavlik's career, as he won the fight via 7th round TKO, becoming the middleweight champion of the world. He became a unified middleweight champion and went on to successfully defend his titles three times.
One of Pavlik's most notable victories was his win over Jermain Taylor in February of 2008, which he won via a controversial 12th round unanimous decision. Many fans and analysts considered Taylor to be winning the fight up until that point, but the judges' decision went in Pavlik's favor.
Pavlik successfully defended his titles against Gary Lockett in June of 2008, winning the fight via 3rd round TKO. He then defeated Marco Antonio Rubio in February of 2009 by 9th round RTD, and Miguel Espino in December of 2009 by 5th round TKO. Both fights were incredible displays of Pavlik's power and skill in the ring, solidifying his place as one of the best middleweight boxers of his time.
However, Pavlik's career was not without setbacks. He had a total of two losses in his professional boxing career, one in a title bout and one in a non-title bout. His first loss was against Bernard Hopkins via a 12 round unanimous decision in October of 2008, which ended his 34-fight win streak. He has never been stopped, and both his losses came via decision.
Pavlik's last professional fight was a non-title bout against Will Rosinsky in July of 2012. He won the fight via 10 round unanimous decision. It's been over 10 years since that fight, and Pavlik's legacy as a dominant middleweight boxer has only grown over time.
Pavlik was known for his incredible punching power, which led him to accumulate 34 KO wins during his career. He was also known for his incredible work ethic and commitment to the sport of boxing, which allowed him to achieve so much success during his time in the ring.
Kelly Pavlik will always be remembered as one of the greatest middleweight boxers of his time. His incredible punching power and determination inside the ring led him to achieve not only individual success but also unified middleweight world champion status. His fights were some of the most thrilling and exciting matches that boxing has ever seen, and his legacy as a dominant force in the sport will continue on for years to come.
Kelly Pavlik Fight Record
|42||Jul 7, 2012||30||Will Rosinsky||Win||UD|
|41||Jun 8, 2012||30||Scott Sigmon||Win||TKO7|
|40||Mar 31, 2012||29||Aaron Jaco||Win||TKO2|
|39||May 7, 2011||29||Alfonso López III||Win||MD|
|38||Apr 17, 2010||28||Sergio Martínez||Loss||UD|
|37||Dec 19, 2009||27||Miguel Espino||Win||TKO5|
|36||Feb 21, 2009||26||Marco Antonio Rubio||Win||RTD9|
|35||Oct 18, 2008||26||Bernard Hopkins||Loss||UD|
|34||Jun 7, 2008||26||Gary Lockett||Win||TKO3|
|33||Feb 16, 2008||25||Jermain Taylor||Win||UD|
|32||Sep 29, 2007||25||Jermain Taylor||Win||TKO7|
|31||May 19, 2007||25||Edison Miranda||Win||TKO7|
|30||Jan 27, 2007||24||Jose Luis Zertuche||Win||KO8|
|29||Nov 2, 2006||24||Lenord Pierre||Win||TKO4|
|28||Jul 27, 2006||24||Bronco McKart||Win||TKO6|
|27||Oct 7, 2005||23||Fulgencio Zúñiga||Win||TKO9|
|26||Aug 26, 2005||23||Vincent Harris||Win||TKO2|
|25||Jun 10, 2005||23||Daniel Neal||Win||TKO1|
|24||Mar 4, 2005||22||Dorian Beaupierre||Win||TKO2|
|23||Nov 27, 2004||22||Ross Thompson||Win||UD|
|22||Sep 18, 2004||22||Carlton Holland||Win||KO2|
|21||Jul 2, 2004||22||Pedro Ortega||Win||TKO6|
|20||Mar 26, 2004||21||Roberto Baro||Win||KO2|
|19||Jan 23, 2004||21||Anthony Ivory||Win||UD|
|18||Jul 1, 2003||21||Rico Cason||Win||KO2|
|17||Mar 22, 2003||20||Cesar Avila||Win||TKO6|
|16||Feb 8, 2003||20||Eduardo Gutierrez||Win||TKO2|
|15||Sep 14, 2002||20||Edson Madrid||Win||UD|
|14||Jul 30, 2002||20||Abel Hernandez||Win||TKO1|
|13||Jun 21, 2002||20||Eric Olds||Win||KO1|
|12||Feb 23, 2002||19||Robert Dasoyan||Win||KO2|
|11||Nov 21, 2001||19||Rob Bleakley||Win||KO2|
|10||Aug 4, 2001||19||Mario Lopez||Win||TKO2|
|9||Jun 8, 2001||19||Grady Brewer||Win||TKO2|
|8||Mar 23, 2001||18||Tommy Walker||Win||TKO1|
|7||Feb 4, 2001||18||Mathias Bedburdick||Win||TKO3|
|6||Dec 15, 2000||18||Cedric Johnson||Win||TKO2|
|5||Nov 17, 2000||18||Lafayette Randolph||Win||TKO2|
|4||Oct 15, 2000||18||Anthony Collier||Win||TKO1|
|3||Sep 15, 2000||18||Frankie Sanchez||Win||TKO1|
|2||Aug 5, 2000||18||Nelson Hernandez||Win||TKO1|
|1||Jun 16, 2000||18||Eric Benito Tzand||Win||TKO3|