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Description : Here we have an original full size HBO/Top Rank closed circuit boxing poster for the rematch held at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. This promotional poster has been signed by the champion Kelly Pavlik & the challenger & former champion Jermain Taylor.

Previously in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Kelly Pavlik defeated Jermain Taylor on September 29, 2007 for the Middleweight crown. In the pre-fight build-up, Taylor's trainer, Emmanuel Steward, reckoned Pavlik as "overrated" and promised a knockout win for his boxer. It nearly happened, as Pavlik was knocked down in the 2nd round and beat all over the ring for the rest of that round. However, using his reach advantage and ability to trap opponents in the corner, Pavlik slowly turned the tide on Taylor. By the 6th round, many at the ringside, such as the HBO commentator Larry Merchant, saw the fight as even. HBO's unofficial scorer, Harold Lederman, even had Pavlik leading the fight at the halfway point. Despite this, he was trailing on all three "Blind Mice" official scorecards. In the 7th round, Pavlik stunned Taylor with a clean left hook to the chin and backed him against the ropes knocking Taylor out with a barrage of punches. With the victory, Pavlik became the new The Ring, WBC and WBO Middleweight Champion.

This fight was named Fight of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America.

After the defeat, Taylor activated his clause for a non-title rematch, which was held on February 16 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada, with both fighters weighing-in at super middleweight. Pavlik won the fight with a unanimous decision (117-111, 116-112 and 115-113), handing Taylor his second defeat.

This Kelly Pavlik & Jermain Taylor autographed Top Rank Boxing closed circuit poster comes with a letter of guarantee of authenticity from KOfightposters.com for a lifetime & beyond.

Postage: £10.00 UK Special Delivery... £20.00 International.

Condition : Very Good/Minor handling wear/postal dings/framed 4 display purposes only!
Size : 35in x 23in
Price : £300.00
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