Far behind on points after absorbing a brutal beating in the second round, the
Pavlik (32-0, 29 KOs) remained undefeated, while
Undefeated Andre Berto stopped David Estrada in the 11th round to win the NABF welterweight title on the undercard.Middleweight Ronald Hearns also remained undefeated by stopping Robert Kamya in the first round.
“I was hurt and shook real bad, but I told myself I can’t quit, I’ve got to stay out there,” Pavlik said.Pavlik survived the round and regained momentum in the third, backing
With the largely pro-Pavlik crowd chanting “Kelly! Kelly! Kelly!” Pavlik slowly gained momentum, though he was still taking most of the punishment right up until the knockout.He landed a straight right and left uppercut that put
“I thought I had him in the second round,”