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August 4, 2017

PMNM: Ghost’s Power, as in Kelly Pavlik


Boxing had its power-punching Ghost long before POWER took hold of the zeitgeist of urban television. Almost 10 years ago, Youngstown, Ohio's Kelly Pavlik survived a fierce second round flurry from Jermain Taylor, that sent him to the canvas, to slug it out nearly another five rounds before a punishing pair of uppercuts led to Taylor literally looking like a toppled building after settling on the canvas in a corner. Pavlik walked away with the WBC and WBO world middleweight titles, as well as the Ring Magazine title.

I caught up with the former champ after Mikey Garcia's post-fight presser at Barclays Center last Saturday night and we chopped it up about Jermain Taylor, the evening's action, and dug into the Adrien Broner-Mikey Garcia main event.

This episode's guests include:

boxing publicist Mario Serrano @ 40:32

Women of Boxing founder Jay Kemp @ 53:37 (SHOBox's Nikki Adler vs Claressa Shields world title fight)

fmr welterweight world champion Luis Collazo @ 1:10:19

Inside The Ropes (ITR Boxing) creator Lukie Ketelle @ 1:15:37

fmr middlweight world champion Kelly Pavlik @ 1:35:25

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