Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/2/12
After his thumping TKO8 victory over a 13-0-1 Jason Escalera this weekend, Edwin Rodriguez has become the darling of boxing blogs and columns. Capturing plenty of press, Rodriguez called out Kelly Pavlik, and suggested if he didn't get the Pavlik fight, he might move up to light heavyweight and seek out Jean Pascal. Both of these statements gave me a case of the "what the hell is he talking about's?", and therefore deserve a serious reality check. What, You Mean THAT Kelly Pavlik? Credit: Ed Diller/ Star Boxing/ DBE The Ghost from Youngstown has been on the comeback trail for more than a year now, racking up four wins over journeyman-level opposition. Indeed, his last opponent was Will Rosinsky, a man who Rodriquez defeated back in October, and had an easier time doing it at that. That underscores the reason why Rodriguez calling out Pavlik isn't that impressive: Pavlik has a name, but he hasn't looked good since 2009, and in between he succumbed to alcoholism. ...
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