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Pavlik-Martinez: Why Is This Fight Different From All Other Fights?

YOUNGSTOWN, OH (March 29, 2010) -- HOLY MOSES! Despite the fact that World Boxing Council (WBC) super welterweight champion SERGIO MARTINEZ fights from an unorthodox stance, JACK LOEW, trainer of World Middleweight Champion KELLY "The Ghost" PAVLIK, has full confidence that his man will successfully pass over Martinez and retain his world titles . The two champions rumble for Pavlik's WBC and World Boxing Organization (WBO) belts on Saturday, April 17, in Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall. It will be broadcast live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT..

"Kelly is ready to hasten Martinez's exodus from the middleweight division with a special delivery of last rights and lefts," stated Loew. "We know what Martinez's promoter, Lou DiBella, has been saying -- comparing Martinez to Carlos Monzon and that Kelly's time as a world champion is about to come to an end. Kelly is Youngstown's John Henry -- a steel-drivin' champion of the common man, the people's champion. Tell DiBella, a.k.a. Diabolical L.O.U., that Kelly's belt is not rusting off and the boxing sun shining above Youngstown is not about to set. Diabolical L.O.U. will be forever plagued by once again hearing the referee’s 10-count in a fight against Kelly and the memory of going 0-for-3 against Youngstown. Team Martinez better bring a pillow to the fight because their promoter is going to need it to recline on after he is parted from his dream of promoting a new middleweight champion."

(NOTE: Jermain Taylor, who lost his undefeated record and his World Middleweight crown to Pavlik in 2007, in front of thousands of Youngstown’s faithful in Boardwalk Hall, and the ensuing rematch in Las Vegas in 2008, was promoted by DiBella.)


Loew: "DiBella Will Be 0 for 3 Against Youngstown"

YOUNGSTOWN, OH (March 25, 2010) – He came. He saw. He was insulted. JACK LOEW, trainer of World Middleweight Champion KELLY PAVLIK, has heard it all as he and Pavlik made their unlikely climb to the pinnacle of boxing. But this time he has heard enough – enough from Lou DiBella, promoter of World Boxing Council (WBC) super welterweight champion Sergio Martinez. Martinez challenges Pavlik, Saturday, April 17, at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. HBO will televise the fight live, beginning at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

“Lou DiBella made a comment at the press conference announcing Kelly’s fight with Martinez, comparing Martinez to Carlos Monzon,” said Loew. “DiBella may be a good promoter but he is no boxing historian. He wouldn’t know Carlos Monzon from Gorilla Monsoon. Make no mistake. Sergio Martinez will lose to Kelly Pavlik and Lou DiBella will go 0 for 3 against Youngstown. Three strikes Lou. You’re out.”

Jermain Taylor, who lost his undefeated record and his World Middleweight crown to Pavlik in 2007, in front of thousands of Youngstown’s faithful in Boardwalk Hall, and the ensuing rematch in Las Vegas in 2008, was promoted by DiBella.

Combined, Pavlik (36-1, 32 KOs), of Youngstown, OH, and Martinez (44-2-2, 24 KOs), of Argentina, now fighting out of Spain, boast an incredible record of 80-3-2 (56 KOs), a winning percentage of 94% and a victory by knockout ratio of 70%!

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with DiBella Entertainment and Caesars Atlantic City, remaining Tickets, priced at $350, $200, $100 and $50, can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall box office, by calling Ticketmaster (800) 736-1420 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com.

Article posted on 30.03.2010



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