Re: Pavlik take a stay busy fight? Update:Arum questions Pavlik's future in boxing?
Pavlik himself turned the fight down, and it wasn't cause the money or the venue... at first he showed interest in making it happen, and then it all went south supposedly to the point that Bute and his team went wtf? There is no concrete answer as to why he chose not to fight Bute.
This would have been a decent win for Bute, but Pavlik is in a slump I think.