Sarasota’s Own Aaron “Jedi” Jaco Set To Take On Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik

By on March 29, 2012

Sarasota, Fla. – Local boxing product Aaron “Jedi” Jaco (15-2-0, 5 KOs) will be in the co-main event of the Top Rank Live! Telecast, this Saturday, March 31st, as he takes on former world middleweight champion, Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik (37-2-0, 32 KOs) in a 10-round, Super-Middleweight, bout emanating from the Illusions Theater in San Antonio, Texas.

“This is hands-down the biggest fight of my career” said Jaco, who is coming off an impressive first-round knockout of Brian Bernard on November 4, 2011. “Kelly Pavlik is obviously a very accomplished fighter, but I plan to give him a fight from the opening bell. Opportunities like this don’t come by every day, and I’m going to make the most of it.”

“Kelly has been working very hard at his training camp in Oxnard, Calif., and hopefully this will be the beginning of his re-emergence into boxing at the top level,” said Bob Arum of Top Rank, courtesy of

The Top Rank Live! telecast on the Azteca America network will also feature featherweight Alejandro Lopez, 23-3, 7 KOs, of Tijuana against Russian-born Evegeny Gradovich, 12-0, 6 KOs. In the opening televised bout, super featherweight Casey Ramos, 15-0, 4 KOs, of Austin, Texas, will take on Gerardo Robles, 17-10, 9 KOs, of Kansas City. Texas fighters are the card include unbeatens Ivan Najera, Adam Lopez plus the return of big punching Alex Saucedo of Oklahoma City.

As well as being televised on Azteca America network, the bout can also be viewed on

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