Former undisputed world middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik of Youngstown, Ohio returns to the ring at the Alamodome on Saturday, March 31. The card will be promoted by Top Rank
Pavlik, 37-2, 32 KOs, will face Aaron Jaco, 15-2, 5 KOs, of Sarasota, Fla. in a 10 round bout.
“Kelly has been working very hard at his training camp in Oxnard, California, and hopefully this will be the beginning of his re-emergence into boxing at the top level,” said promoter Bob Arum.
Chief trainer Robert Garcia added: “Kelly is ready. He is strong and he wants to get back into the ring to compete.”
The Top Rank Live! telecast on the Azteca America network will also feature featherweight Alejandro Lopez, 23-3, 7 KOs, of Tijuana against Russian-born Evegeny Gradovich, 12-0, 6 KOs.
In the opening bout, super featherweight Casey Ramos, 15-0, 4 KOs, of Austin, Texas, will take on Gerardo Robles, 17-10, 9 KOs, of Kansas City. Other Texas fighters are the card include Ivan Najera, Adam Lopez plus the return of big punching Alex Saucedo of Oklahoma City.
March 9, 2012