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Gary Lockett has vowed to follow in the footsteps of Joe Calzaghe and win his debut fight in America. The Rocket Man takes on middleweight number one Kelly Pavlik in Atlantic City on June 7 for the WBO and WBC world titles live on Setanta Sports 1. And although the 31-year-old goes to the States a massive underdog, he possesses the explosive KO power to create a huge upset..

"Joe's win over Bernard Hopkins was an inspiration to me," said Lockett.

"He went to the States and did British boxing proud, and I'll do the same in June. Not many people have heard of me in the US, but once I've beaten Pavlik, I'll be a household name."

Yet confident Lockett realises the size of the task he is up against.

"Obvioulsy Pavlik is a huge name and a very dangerous fighter," he said.

"He's already beaten Jermain Taylor twice, and you have to give him massive respect for that.

"Added to that, he's unbeaten in 33 fights and will be a very, very tough customer.

"He's a puncher like me and I recognise that I'll have to be at my very best to win the fight.

"But I've seen a few weaknesses in Pavlik's style that I believe I can exploit.

"He's been tagged before, and with my power, I've got a great chance of knocking him out."

Lockett has been training hard with Enzo Calzaghe in Newbridge, Wales, and will be getting some tips from Calzaghe Jnr when he returns from the Caribbean from his post-fight holiday.
 

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I think once pavlik touches his chin a few times lockett might wanna rethink his strategy.
 

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Lockett will get murdered.
i think it will be over in 5 rounds or less especially if lockett stands in front of kelly and slugs
like he says he will.
 

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Locket takes a great shot and has power. He still gets abused by Pavlik though.
 

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tommy prediction how many rounds?
Id put money on a 7 round win for Pavlik but if went the distance i wouldn't be overly surprised.
 

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Pavlik in 6 or 7. Thats when he really gets going. I believe he koed zertuche, taylor and miranda all in those same rounds. Now that I think of it, zertuche may of went 9.
 

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Pavlik in 6 or 7. Thats when he really gets going. I believe he koed zertuche, taylor and miranda all in those same rounds. Now that I think of it, zertuche may of went 9.
Pavlik in 2. Lockett is not in Taylor, Miranda or Zertuche class. He won't last that long
 

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When I went to Gerald's house this weekend for the Chavez Jr fight he told me this is Pavlik's next opponent and showed me 4 Lockett fights. I don't think he can beat Pavlik based on what I saw. Pavlik by 4th round knock out
 

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Pavlik in 6 or 7. Thats when he really gets going. I believe he koed zertuche, taylor and miranda all in those same rounds. Now that I think of it, zertuche may of went 9.
he put zertuche away in 8.
 
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