Pavlik sporting the Youngstown State "Y" and penguin on both his jacket and shorts
Tonight I headed over to Champps Sports Bar in Valley View with a few friends to watch the rematch of Kelly "The Ghost" Pavlik vs. Jermain Taylor. Kelly has been Youngstown's hero ever since he beat Taylor last September to become the world middleweight champion, and tonight was no exception. It was not an easy fight but Pavlik managed to win a hard-fought 12-round unanimous decision to remain undefeated and thwart Taylor's bid for revenge. He is now scheduled to defend his title on June 7th at Madison Square Garden in NY against an opponent not yet named. Great job Kelly!