Carl Froch Wants Kelly Pavlik as Foe for November 10 Showdown

Mick AkersAnalyst IJuly 20, 2012

CARSON, CA - JULY 07:  Kelly Pavlik before his match against Wil Rosinsky during a super middleweight fight at The Home Depot Center on July 7, 2012 in Carson, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Kelly "Ghost" Pavlik's rise back to being one of the best fighters in the world  may come to fruition this fall, as current IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch said he wants Pavlik as his opponent for a November 10 clash according to

Froch said:

Pavlik has been calling me out, so I’d like to shut him up. If we can get him over to Nottingham, that’s one that fans would want.

Pavlik—who won two fights within a month of each other, one on June 8, the other on July 7—has gone 3-0 since returning to the ring after a year hiatus due to his problems with alcohol (per Yahoo Sports) this past February, and could get his shot at returning to the top quicker than most and maybe even he expected.

Froch (29-2, 21 KOs) is fresh off the most impressive showing of his career where he dominated the previously unbeaten, Lucian Bute (30-1, 24 KOs), in a fifth-round TKO victory this past May.

Pavlik (40-2, 34 KOs) will have his hands full with Froch, but in each of his three comeback fights, "Ghost" has looked more and more impressive and will be near his old self if the fight with Froch is signed for this fall.

Traveling to Nottingham to take the fight could be intimidating for Pavlik, but if he is serious about his comeback, there should be no hesitation from Pavlik to take the fight in Froch's backyard.