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Kelly Pavlik vs. Alfonso Lopez: Round-by-Round Results, Analysis

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By Max Parker

The first fight of the undercard is finished.  Now it's time for Pavlik vs. Lopez.  Pavlik is coming off of a long layoff due to rehabilitation from alcohol abuse.  

Pavlk and Lopez are in the ring and their introductions are about to get underway.  Lopez is 21-0 with 16 KOs, while Pavlik is 36-2 with 32 KOs.  

Round 1:
They square up in the center.  Lopez circles Kelly.  Lopez lands a big left hook.  They feel each other out without throwing much.  First minute down and Lopez has landed the only punch of the round.  Kelly lands a straight right.  Lopez comes in and clinches.  Pavlk lands another straight right.  Kelly throws a leaping left hook but it's blocked.  Lopez lands a three-punch combo right on the chin of Pavlik.  Pavlik lands a single left hook.  Lopez is moving well.  He lands another right hook.  Rusty start for Pavlik.

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Parker: 10-9 Lopez
Tylwalk: 10-9 Lopez

Round 2:
Lopez continues to use good movement around the ring to get away from Kelly's power.  Lopez lands a slick combo.  Lopez gets in on the inside and lands a left to the body before a clinch.  Lopez lands another left to eh body on the way in.  Pavlik misses with a left-right hook as Lopez backs away.  Lopez isn't throwing much in this round.  There's a ton of clinching going on here.  Lopez comes forward again and the result is another clinch.  Kelly stays on the offensive, but Lopez may have stolen the round with a flurry in the last 30 seconds.

Parker: 10-9 Lopez
Tylwalk:  10-9 Pavlik

Round 3:
They finally start to let their hands go.  Lopez comes in with a straight left and Kelly makes him eat a straight right  More clinching now, mostly because of Lopez. Kelly lands a wide right hook.  Kelly needs to throw more combinations.  He's just throwing one punch at a time.  Lopez comes off of a clinch and lands a right hook, then a left.  Kelly gets a straight hand blocked.  Lopez lands a left on the way in.  This fight is just sloppy and tough to score.

Parker: 10-9 Pavlik
Tylwalk: 10-9 Lopez

 Round 4:
Pavlik comes out firing.  Lopez answers back and gets the better of a good combo.  They clash heads and a cut opens over Pavlik's left eye.  The ref rules it caused by an accidental clash of heads.  They clinch again and again and again.  Pavlik lands a right hook on the inside.  Pavlik lands a great left hand.  Lopez continues to come forward and is winning the close rounds on aggression.

Parker: 10-9 Lopez
Tylwalk: 10-9 Lopez 

Round 5:
The replay actually shows that the cut was caused by punches.  Lopez comes out firing to the body.  He lands a 4 punch combo to the ribs.  They exchange jabs.  Lopez lunges forward once again.  Pavlik lands a right hook.  Lopez circles the ring and Pavlik follows him.  Lopez gets caught in the ropes and Pavlik tries to land combinations, but nothing lands cleanly.  Lopez looks tired, but he's staying busy.  Pavlik should get this round because of the excessive clinching.  

Parker: 10-9 Pavlik
Tylwalk: 10-9 Pavlik 

Round 6:
Lopez continue to stay active, but also continues to clinch after his combos.  Pavlik lands a punch below the belt.  The ref tells him to keep 'em up.  Lopez lands a nice left hook.  Pavlik finally lands a power-right hand and Lopez clinches to hold on.  Pavlik lands two more right hands to the body and Lopez looks bothered.

Parker: 10-9 Pavlik
Tylwalk: 10-9 Pavlik 

Round 7:
Lopez lands a slick combo upstairs to start the round which has been working in the previous rounds.  Pavlik looks recently energized.  He's throwing more and throwing better combinations.  Lopez just keeps leaning forward and clinching.  Lopez gets back to moving around the ring.  Pavlik get a right hook through the gloves.  Lopez takes a breather after receiving another low blow.  He's taking full advantage of the break time he's given.  Lopez comes out after the rest and fires a big combo.  Tough to tell who's landing the better punches.  The rounds should still go to Pavlik.

Parker: 10-9 Pavlik
Tylwalk: 10-9 Pavlik 

Round 8:
Lopez circles the ring once again.  Pavlik lands a straight left to the body.  Lopez throws another combo, but most of the punches are wasted by Kelly's defense.  Kelly lands a right hook right on the chin.  Lopez fires back with a flurry.  They clinch.  Lopez gets backed into the corner, but fights out with a nice right hand.  Lopez finishes the round with a nice combo.

Parker: 10-09 Lopez
Tylwalk: 10-9 Pavlik 

Round 9:
Lopez keeps throwing.  Pavlik is looking to land his power punches.  Lopez lands a nice combo.  Lopez is throwing more now and really trying to win these last crucial rounds.  Kelly gets a right hand in.  They clinch and Kelly tries to get a left hand on the inside.  Lopez unleashes another big combo.  This has been a great round for Lopez.  He's landing punches from every angle.  

Parker: 10-9 Lopez
Tylwalk: 10-9 Lopez 

Round 10:
They meet in the center.  Lopez keeps throwing the combos.  Pavlik tries to counter, but Lopez keeps throwing.  Lopez clinches, breaks, then clinches again.  Lopez lands another combo, but Pavlik lands a short left hook which gets followed by another left hook.  Lopez starts backing up.  Lopez is staggering.  A minute left.  Lopez comes in with a combo, but Pavlik is landing big punches.  Lopez has a cut over his eye.  Pavlik is trying to close the show.  Lopez clinches to the end of the fight.

Parker: 10-9 Pavlik
Tylwalk: 10-9 Pavlik

Parker:  95-95
Tylwalk: 96-94 Pavlik

The judges score the bout 95-95, 98-92, 99-91 for the winning by majority decision Kelly "The Ghost" Pavlik

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