Monday, October 01, 2007

we have a new C H A M P I O N

Kelly Pavlik of the city of Youngstown, son of the Lansingville neighborhood, is the new WBC/WBO Middleweight Champion of the world.

from a recent newspaper article:

When Kelly Pavlik woke up in his Bally’s hotel room this morning, the first thing he thought about was the previous night’s victory.

“It’s still surreal,” he said in the casino lobby as he left to catch a flight. “After seven years, my dream finally came true.

“And I did it with the help of Youngstown. The support really helped.”

Around midnight, the collective roar of the Valley could be heard by all watching. When Kelly knocked Taylor down in the 7th round, the jam-packed audience at the Royal Oaks exploded in celebration.


Congrats Kelly on a job well done.

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