Originally Posted by Big Red
Anyone should feel privileged to get a shot at the middle weight title espesially if they have hardly fought at middle weight. Martinez should have given Pavlik the rematch at 164. After all Pavlik did the same thing for Taylor.
It was widely reported Pavlik was offered a rematch but didn't take up the offer (weight issues, out of ring problems and also the fact style wise, SM is all wrong for him).