Pavlik pulverizes Lockett; Lopez destroys De Leon
By Benny Henderson Jr. Doghouse Boxing (June 9, 2008) Photo © German Villasenor  
This past Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ, in his first defense of his 160-pound straps, the undefeated WBC/WBO middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik 34-0 (30) laid down the law against his mandatory challenger Gary Lockett 28-2 (20) keeping his win streak alive and proving to be a force to be reckoned with.

Pavlik, who broke out as a super star after spanking Edison Miranda and winning back to back bouts against Jermain Taylor,
ruled the night with an iron fist landing thunderous jabs and right hands thumping Lockett in the first round, causing the Brit to take a knee twice in the second round courtesy of right hands.

Outgunned, overwhelmed and most certainly out of his league, a whole hearted Lockett hit the canvas again in round three from yet another searing right hand, prompting his corner to throw in the towel halting the beat down at 1:40 in the third round, giving Pavlik his thirtieth knockout and thirty-fourth consecutive win.

There is a possibility the fight fans could witness a clash of unbeaten warriors in the near future if Pavlik and Calzaghe can come to terms.

Lopez destroys De Leon!

Wow, what many thought would go the distance never made it past the first round as the undefeated newly crowed WBO super bantamweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez 22-0 (20) destroyed Ponce De Leon 34-2 (30).

The two went right at one another throwing bombs in the opener, with Lopez landing a flush right hand that sent De Leon down on the seat of his trunks. De Leon beat the count but was met with more pain and punishment as Lopez battered De Leon on the ropes prompting referee Mike Ortega to wave off the bout at 2:25 in the first round, giving Lopez a quick and slick victory.

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