Originally written on Boxing Watchers  |  Last updated 9/29/14

YOUNGSTOWN, OH - DECEMBER 19: Kelly Pavlik (R) fights against Miguel Espino during their match at the Beeghly Center on December 19, 2009 in Youngstown, Ohio. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Boxing After Dark is live on HBO tonight from the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. It's a Top Rank show in store for us, headlined by the Filipino Flash, Nonito Donaire. The co-feature is interesting in its own right, as it pits the comebacking Kelly Pavlik against Will Rosinsky. Bob Papa, Max Kellerman and Roy Jones Jr. are the announce team on hand.

Papa takes us through some of Pavlik's roller coaster ride of a career, beginning with his victory over Jermain Taylor and running through his in-ring losses and his personal demons. We also see Kellerman's pre-taped interview with The Ghost, where he answers questions about some of the poor decisions he's made over the past four years or so. He owns up to some of the choices he made, admitting that the things he was doing got out of hand. Pavlik says his family was the driving force in getting him into rehab, though he did not fight it.

Kelly also discusses what it's like training in the Robert Garcia camp. He says it's taken him out of his comfort zone, in a good way.

Lupe Contreras is in the ring to introduce both fighters. Wayne Hedgepath is the referee for tonight. Rosinky enters this fight with a 16-1 pro record with nine KOs, while Pavlik is 39-2 with 34 KOs. And we're all set for a scheduled 10 rounds of super middleweight action.

Round 1

Pavlik has a definite height advantage and looks naturally bigger too. Rosinsky isn't looking scared, closing in to attack the body. Roy wants to see Pavlik jab. Rosinsky tries hooks with both hands and a right hand over the top. Pavlik settles in with a one-two off the jab. Rosinsky is landing some rights; his hand speed is better than you may have expected. Rosinsky lands a solid right during a flurry. He moves around in both directions. Pavlik just misses with a straight right, then follows with a two-punch combo that does land. Lead right for Rosinsky, then both men throw hooks.

Tylwalk: 10-9 Rosinsky

Round 2

Pavlik works right away to try to cut off the ring. He covers up from some body shots and tries to respond with hooks. Rosinsky has to beware of exchanging short shots. Both men land right hands, but another one comes soon after from Pavlik, and Rosinsky is down. He beats the count; we'll see if he was badly hurt. Kelly does some stalking, and Rosinsky almost slips down when they come together. Pavlik gets some hooks to land as Rosinsky tries to get his movement going again.

Tylwalk: 10-8 Pavlik

Round 3

Lots of side to side dancing for Rosinsky. He lands a nice right and tries to flurry. Pavlik weathers that storm, blocking most of the ensuing combinations. Pavlik throws a right to the head and left to the body. Rosinsky reaches to land some light head shots. He makes Pavlik miss some wild punches. Rosinsky dances around again as his corner and fiance yell out instructions. Pavlik tries to get him out of his rhythm with left hooks. Both men land some clubbing blows on the inside.

Tylwalk: 10-9 Pavlik

Round 4

Pavlik looks like he's concentrating on the left hook, throwing it often as a lead. He goes to the body too, as Rosinsky is fighting more cautiously. Pavlik jabs his way into a clinch. This isn't too exciting right now. They trade hooks again as Jones calls for more jabs from Pavlik. Kelly looks like he's bleeding, but he lands another left hook to the body.

Tylwalk: 10-9 Pavlik

Round 5

Jones says the cut was caused by a butt, but the official decision is a punch. Rosinsky may have drawn some confidence from it regardless, as he lets his hands go a little more feely now. Pavlik stops him for a moment with a left hook. Kelly is doing a lot of chasing. Nice right hand over the top from Rosinsky. A stick and move right hand lands for Rosinsky. Pavlik comes back firing hooks. Rosinsky tries a body-head combination, then almost walks into some power shots. Pavlik almost corners him near the bell. Close round.

Tylwalk: 10-9 Pavlik 


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