Lineal Middleweight Champs Since 1941

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Kelly Pavlik
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Kelly Pavlik

2007-2010

After winning the title with a crushing knockout of Jermain Taylor, Pavlik endured surgeries and life-threatening health problems stemming from a staph infection in between a series of mandatory defenses. His snakebitten reign as lineal champ was cut short with a loss on points to Sergio Martinez.


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