Kelly Pavlik took a step in a bid to resuscitate a promising career left in shambles by alcohol and personal problems.
Pavlik KO’d over matched opponent Aaron Jaco early in the second round to begin a path to try to climb back into the elite of boxing.
It is yet to be determined if Pavlik will campaign in ithe 168 pound Super Middleweight division or 160 pound middleweight division.
To my eyes it appears that Pavlik is to big and sturdy to make it back down to 160 pounds again but only time will tell where he finally ends up.
Pavlik working with boxing super trainer Robert Garcia in Garcia’s Oxnard California gym appear to be working on developing a better left hook in Pavlik’s arsenal. Pavlik threw about 9 left hooks in his 2 rounds of fighting, and although Pavlik’s hook is yet to be a thing of beauty , one can see a lot of potential in its development.
If Pavlik continues on this path of development I would say he needs about 2 more fights before being ready t start testing the elite fighters of the 168 pound division.
Pavlik is supposed to be scheduled to fight again in June 2012 .
We will see how Pavlik handles his latest victory, if he stays focused or gets distracted by personal issues again.