This one should come as no surprise to anyone who casually follows boxing. Kelly Pavlik beat Jermaine Taylor in an unanimous decision last night. Fortunately for Taylor he wasn’t punished and embarrassed like he was in their last matchup five months ago.
The still undefeated Pavlik served Taylor with a steady dose of jabs and a tough right in the 11th that wobbled him. Taylor walked away from the fight looking demoralized and with a swollen right eyebrow.
This was a non-title rematch of their last bout where Pavlik beat Taylor down. Taylor was just fighting this fight for respect and to prove that he could beat Pavlik, neither happened. He probably should’ve skipped this one.