|Kelly Pavlik: "I'm Back"|
Photo by: Adrian Hernandez
By: Joseph Herron
On Saturday, March 31st, "The Ghost" made an appearance at "The Illusions Theater of the Alamodome" in San Antonio, TX.
Kelly "The Ghost" Pavlik looked sharp under the guiding hand of trainer Robert Garcia. He delivered compact, crisp shots to the body and head of the overmatched Aaron Jaco, which eventually floored the 35 year old fighter.
Although he was fighting at a comfortable weight of 169 pounds, Kelly moved about the ring with a very young set of legs and appeared to be energetic and lively. He bounced out of his corner to begin the second round and immediately began trying to set up another left hook. The 6'2 ½" puncher started to feint with the right hand to maneuver his opponent into range for the left hook.
After the bout, Kelly Pavlik actually seemed pleased and genuinely excited to speak with the ringside media for the first time in a very long while.
"I felt great in there tonight," expounded the former lineal Middleweight Champ. "I had a lot of spring in my legs and I really had fun in there. I really worked on the left hook when training for this bout. He was consistently looking for the right hand and he left himself open for the left hook. I took advantage."
"Going into to this fight, I really felt fantastic. My new camp was great and the whole team did an amazing job preparing me for this fight. My conditioning coach, Cecilio Flores, and Robert Garcia...everyone did a great job and I haven't felt this good in a very long time...being able to focus on boxing and not really having to worry about making weight made a huge difference."