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Bute on Pavlik’s hit list

One of the reasons former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik (37-2, 32 KOs) is fighting southpaw Darryl Cunningham (23-2, 10 KOs) on August 6 is to prepare for a possible November showdown with IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute. “The big fights are key for me,” said Pavlik. “I don’t want to finish my career off fighting meaningless fights. I want to go in there to get a chance to get a title back and defend it a couple of times.”

The 10-round Pavlik-Cunningham super middleweight rumble will be televised live on SHOWTIME® on a special edition of ShoBox: The New Generation, beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast.)

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