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Pavlik-Taylor round-by-round

Kevin Iole
Yahoo Sports

LAS VEGAS -- Here is the round-by-round coverage of Kelly Pavlik's unanimous-decision win over Jermain Taylor at the MGM Grand. Official scores were 117-111; 115-113; 116-112.

IOLE'S UNOFFICIAL SCORECARD
Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
Kelly Pavlik 10 9 9 9 10 9 10 10 10 9 10 10 115
Jermain Taylor 9 10 10 10 9 10 9 9 9 10 9 9 113

ROUND 1
Crowd chanting for Pavlik as fight begins. They're in the center of the ring popping jabs. Taylor lands a hard jab. Taylor double jabs and Pavlik lands a right. Taylor's jab is fast and hard. Pavlik lands a short left inside. Taylor is working the jab hard. Hard right by Pavlik and then a right and a left. Taylor is backing up.
Iole scores it 10-9 Pavlik


ROUND 2
Taylor is moving his upper body a lot, much more than in the first fight. Pavlik is stalking patiently. Short right by Taylor lands. Pavlik right hand gets in. Taylor firing a jab. Pavlik comes back with a right. Taylor is backing away as Pavlik misses a right badly. Crowd chanting Pavlik's name again. Hard right by Taylor. Pavlik goes to the body and Taylor comes up and lands to the head. Taylor lands a left at the bell.
Iole scores it 10-9 Taylor


ROUND 3
Pavlik opens with a 1-2 combination. Pavlik hooks to body. Taylor is jabbing less now and it is coming up short more frequently. Taylor overhand right lands. Good right to head by Taylor after a body punch combination by Pavlik. Taylor gets in a jab. They're in the center of the ring, as they have been all night. Taylor lands a jab and Pavlik counters with one. Hard right by Taylor.
Iole scores it 10-9 Taylor


ROUND 4
Pavlik is jabbing. Pavlik lands a hook to the body. Taylor lands a right to the head. Left hook by Taylor. Pavlik pops a hard jab. There have been no clinches and no fighting on the ropes yet. Taylor is jabbing away. Pavlik lands a jab and blocks a Taylor hook. Taylor jab connects. Pavlik lands a right and Taylor lands a hard left hook. Hard right by Pavlik with 10 seconds left. Right hand by Pavlik.
Iole scores it 10-9 Taylor


ROUND 5
Pavlik lands a right that pushes Taylor back. Taylor jabs. Pavlik lands an uppercut and then a right. Taylor's corner urges him to avoid the ropes. Right by Pavlik. Another right by Pavlik backs Taylor up. Taylor whips a jab. Taylor right over the top grazes top of Pavlik's head. Pavlik is head hunting and not going to body enough. Taylor is jabbing again. There's a right to the body by Pavlik Taylor has blood coming from his nose. Pavlik's face is reddening from Taylor's jab. Good combination by Pavlik. Right-left combination by Taylor.
Iole scores it 10-9 Pavlik


ROUND 6
Jab-right hand by Pavlik lands. Taylor is circling in the center and firing his jab. The rounds are very similar. Taylor lands a right to the body. Jab-right hand by Pavlik seems to affect Taylor momentarily. Taylor hard right to Pavlik's cheek. Taylor is jabbing. Combination to the body by Taylor. Taylor overhand right lands. First clinch with about 30 seconds in sixth. Right hand by Taylor.
Iole scores it 10-9 Taylor


ROUND 7
Pavlik lands a right and then a short hook to open the round. Taylor spins off the ropes. Taylor is jabbing hard. Pace has slowed just a bit. Right hand by Pavlik at exact midpoint of round. Hard right by Pavlik. Pavlik lands a jab. Hard right upstairs by Pavlik. Taylor flurry to body just before bell.
Iole scores it 10-9 Pavlik


ROUND 8
Pavlik lands a double jab. Left hook by Taylor. Jab and a right hand lands by Pavlik. Hook to the body and then to the head by Pavlik. Taylor's corner asking him to pick up the pace. Right hand by Pavlik lands. Another jab by Pavlik. Taylor lands a right, but isn't jabbing as much as he was, so he's less effective. There is a jab by Taylor. Pavlik's nose is bloody. They clinch with 30 seconds left. Pavlik lands a jab and then a hard right. Taylor lands a combination. Pavlik hook to the body and then to the head.
Iole scores it 10-9 Pavlik


ROUND 9
Pavlik lands a 1-2. Trainer Jack Loew urges Pavlik to pick up the pace as the round starts. Right hand by Pavlik. Taylor snaps a jab. Taylor lands a right and Pavlik hooks to the body. Right by Pavlik. Another jab-right hand by Pavlik. Straight right by Pavlik. Taylor right just misses. Right by Pavlik just before bell.
Iole scores it 10-9 Pavlik


ROUND 10
They exchange jabs as the round starts. Short hook by Pavlik. Taylor assistant trainer Dickie Wood tells Tyalor to keep turning. Jab by Taylor lands. Pace has much slower. Taylor lands a right to the top of the head. Another right by Taylor. Uppercut by Taylor. Pavlik isn't throwing as much as he has in the pst. They clinch in the corner.
Iole scores it 10-9 Taylor


ROUND 11
They exchange in the center of the ring. Pavlik pops a jab. Hard right to the body by Pavlik. Double hook by Taylor to the body. Jab anda right by Taylor. Taylor goes hard to the body. Pavlik right to the ribs lands. They exchange jabs. Pavlik lands a left. Double hook to the body by Taylor. Short right by Pavlik staggers Taylor and then a right to the body lands.
Iole scores it 10-9 Pavlik


ROUND 12
Crowd in a frenzy as final round begins. Taylor lands a right to the head. Pavlik lands a combination but not much is happening. Both seem to be cautious, not wanting to make a mistake. Left to the head by Taylor. Right hand by Pavlik. Pavlik goes to the body. Right by Taylor. They clinch with 10 seconds left.
Iole scores it 10-9 Pavlik


JUDGE PATRICIA NORSE JARMAN'S SCORECARD
Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
Kelly Pavlik 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 10 10 9 10 10 115
Jermain Taylor 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 9 9 10 9 9 113

JUDGE DAVE MORETTI'S SCORECARD
Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
Kelly Pavlik 10 9 9 10 10 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 117
Jermain Taylor 9 10 10 9 9 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 111

JUDGE GLEN TROWBRIDGE'S SCORECARD
Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
Kelly Pavlik 10 9 10 9 10 10 10 9 9 10 10 10 116
Jermain Taylor 9 10 9 10 9 9 9 10 10 9 9 9 112