Originally Posted by WhataRock
Ive seen about 8 of his fights
Several more highlights of others
He is a Puncher-Boxer, I say that because he relies more on his power and strength than his boxing skills.
Miranda has a 0 skill level, he is just a straight up brawler.
Nothing Ive seen of Pavlik has shown me is a skillful and overly accurate on the elite level.
His best opposition have all been brawlers (Zeruche, Zuniga and Miranda) which compliments his style because he can match them for power and strength but out does them for skills.
All of his other oppostion has been extremely average and I bet even Miranda could look like PBF against them.
Im not sure what your benchmark for "very skilled" is but Kelly Pavlik falls far from it IMO. Defensive skills are one of the most important criteria in being "very skilled" and someone who gets as hit as much as Pavlik falls short of that.
As I said I like him, I certainly dont consider myself a critic of him. But that doesnt mean I cant be critical, all fighters have their weaknesess.
I'll let you guess how many rounds this unskilled fighter has lost in his career.........Maybe 7 in 31 pro fights! He was in a slugfest? with Miranda and final punch stats show Miranda landing 22% of his punches? # time national amateur champ and 31-0 as a pro and he competed very well against Jermain when Kelly was 17. Once again his critics will be sut up!