Originally Posted by tliang1000
Why did Pavlik pursue this fight instead of Carl, bute, dirrell, or kessler who would all be matchup better against his style. Ward would school Pavlik as bad as Bhop.
All those fighters(except) already have one or two bouts in the pipelines.
Have to be realistic about the possibilities, and I'm guessing they know Dirrell will just be a stylistic nightmare for Kelly. Too dam' fast, and no belt to boot. Plus Dirrell is not seen too favorably by the networks "nowadays".
Don't know why he didn't take the Edwin Rodriguez fight though.