11-07-2007, 02:53 PM
Status: Formerly known as "Tito"
Join Date: Sep 2006
| | Palvic Requires 100 Stitches!!
PAVLIK REQUIRES 100 STITCHES |
FOR CUT HANDS
By Joseph Santoliquito
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 9:48 a.m. EST
World middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik will have to rearrange his plans this weekend—and the possible February 16, 2008 date for his rematch with Jermain Taylor.
The Ring has learned that Pavlik, who was scheduled to arrive in New York City Wednesday for this weekend's Miguel Cotto-Shane Mosley showdown at Madison Square Garden, needed more than 100 stitches to repair an injury sustained Tuesday afternoon when Pavlik put his hands through a window while trying to repair it.
“Kelly is going to be okay,” assured Mike Pavlik, Kelly's father. “He had an accident and suffered these little cuts all over his hands that needed at least 100 stitches. I don't know how long it will take for Kelly to come back, but we had to change our plans to go to New York this weekend. Kelly's hands are swollen, and he certainly won't be able to shake anyone's hand. The doctors also told him not to travel, especially on a plane, because the pressure could open the stitches. But he is okay.”
Pavlik, 32-0 (29), became world middleweight champion by knocking out Taylor, 27-1-1 (17), in the seventh round of a September 29 title bout at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Well thats some plans out the window! I mean when your hands are that important to your career you need to be more carefull!!