Pavlik-Williams Fight Postponed

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik's fight against Paul Williams has been postponed because of an injury to his left hand.

The WBO and WBC titleholder was scheduled to fight Williams at Boardwalk Hall on Oct. 3, but promoter Top Rank announced Monday
that the fight was being pushed back to November.

Pavlik (35-1, 31 KOs) has been dealing with a staph infection on his hand that forced the cancellation of a fight earlier this year against Sergio Mora. He hasn't fought since defending his titles in a lopsided victory over Marco Antonio Rubio in February.

Williams (37-1, 27 KOs) is coming off a dominant victory over former junior middleweight champion Winky Wright in April.