Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik improves his record to 40-2, with 34 KO’s after winning a unanimous decision over Will “Power” Rosinsky. Judge Jack Reiss scored the fight 97-92, with Barry Druxman and Fritz Werner scoring the bout 98-91. After 10 rounds of action the final Punch stat total consisted of Pavlik throwing 661 punches landing 227 at a 34% rate, with 178 out of 392 being power punches. Will threw 564 punches connecting with 159 blows landing at a connect rate of 28%, with 120 power punches landing out of 367.
Rosinsky showed his boxing ability by using good foot movement and had success whenever he stayed on his toes and boxed. Pavlik took advantage of his size and strength whenever they stood toe to toe. Rosinsky never had the 6’2” Pavlik in trouble with power shots, yet kept him honest with his activity in the ring. Pavlik knocked down Rosinsky with a short right hook in the second round.
The New Yorker Rosinsky falls to a record of 16-2 with 9 KO’s. The 27 year old full-time EMT worker had his Fiancée Jessica Cardone yelling directions and inspiration throughout the fight that could be heard throughout the Home Depot Center. Yet Will couldn’t capitalize on her advice. I scored the fight 97-92 giving Pavlik rounds 2,3,4,5,6,9,10; adding a point for the knockdown in the 2nd round.
Pavlik looks to be on the road to recovery and should be ready for the big names after another fight. The twelve year pro is improving with his new trainer Robert Garcia. I personally would like to see him take on Arthur Abraham in a fight that should have taken place 4 years ago. His next step should be against the names of Abraham, Johnson, Bika, and Groves instead of the top names of Ward, Kessler, Bute, and Froch, the names he mentioned after his fight.
Kelly Pavlik has a fan base that he earned by facing some of the best boxers in the world in his career like Hopkins, Martinez, Taylor twice, and Miranda. “The Ghost” has an Iron chin, that gets tested due to his willing to exchange with whoever opponent is put in front of him. It’s not a question of when he will get another big fight; it’s when he would like it. Pavlik needs to work on his foot speed and ring generalship. Training with Robert Garcia will enable Pavlik the opportunity to correct his flaws. Training in Oxnard is the key to success; being away from the pressures of being a local icon in Youngstown, Ohio, so Kelly can focus on the task at hand. The task of being a world champion, once again.