Las Vegas - Lynchburg's Scott Sigmon fought valiantly and refused to go down, but former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik stopped Sigmon with a bloody 7th-round TKO in the main event of ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights" at the Hard Rock Resort & Casino.
Pavlik dominated the smaller Sigmon, lashing the challenger with left hands to the body and a steady diet of right hands. Sigmon was unable to mount any sort of offensive attack, mainly resorting to tying up Pavlik. Pavlik bloodied Sigmon's nose in Round 2 and it began to bleed profusely in the fifth. By Round 6, Sigmon's right eye and nose were bleeding and his white trunks were covered with blood. Referee Jay Nady stopped the fight on the advice of the ringside doctor after the seventh round. Sigmon's record drops to 22-and-4 overall, Pavlik improves to 39-and-2 with 34 KOs.