Kelly Pavlik vs. Jermain Taylor (2nd meeting)

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CompuBox Punchstats
Total Punches Pavlik Taylor
Landed 267 178
Thrown 845 456
Pct. 32% 39%
Jabs Pavlik Taylor
Landed 144 102
Thrown 484 292
Pct. 30% 35%
Power Punches Pavlik Taylor
Landed 123 76
Thrown 361 164
Pct. 34% 46%

2008-02-16 : Kelly Pavlik 164 lbs beat Jermain Taylor 164 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12

  • Weights: 164 lbs (each)
  • Aired on: HBO Pay-Per-View


Bout Summary

The fight was more of a tactical duel than their first, with Pavlik wearing Taylor down with continual jabs, while Taylor scored with more flashy, sporadic bursts. Pavlik won the fight by Unanimous Decision (117-111, 115-113, 116-112), handing Taylor his second defeat. After the ninth round, Taylor was mostly grabbing and holding on to Pavlik to avoid his punchess, and hardly showing any offensive counterattack.

Comments

Poster

- ESPN reported that Pavlik may have broken his hand in the seventh round.
- Bout was held four and a half months after their first meeting since Taylor exercised his rematch clause.
- Pavlik's titles were not at stake, due to the catchweight limit of 166 lbs.
- ESPN.com scored the bout, 114-114.
- See also: Taylor vs. Pavlik I.

External Links

HBO summary and statistics