Sergei Pavlovich came up short this weekend in his battle with Tom Aspinall. It was a fireworks display of a fight because it was explosive and ended with a bang. There was plenty of excitement going into the contest. It is because they were both promising heavyweights. Furthermore, they have bright futures ahead of them. After the defeat, many people wondered what was next for Pavlovich.
Sergei Pavlovich On Defeat
Pavlovich is an elite heavyweight, and it is safe to say there is much more to come. He has a professional record of 18-2 with 15 knockouts. The 31-year-old has incredible ability when it comes to striking. The fight didn’t last long, so you didn’t see the contest play out. It is always disappointing to suffer a loss as it could be a step back. Pavlovich has already come out with a statement following the loss.
“I didn’t suffer any damage to my health, I’m fine,” Pavlovich wrote on Telegram (translated by Google). “Tom turned out to be faster. I was unlucky to hit him immediately, but he was more accurate.
“I’ll be back in the cage soon; I want to be active and perform so I can have a chance to fight for the belt again. It is my goal, and we will get there! I see your support; thank you all!”
Quotes via MMA Junkie
When looking at the state of the heavyweight division, there are many options for Pavlovich. The 31-year-old will be looking to get back to the title as soon as possible. Names that come to mind are Ciryl Gane, which would be an entertaining striking clash. Another fight that would make sense is Curtis Blaydes, as it would be interesting to see them meet. Finally, Jailiton Almeida is coming off a massive win against Derrick Lewis. The Brazilian will be looking to take the next step.
Pavlovich is an elite fighter, and seeing what’s next for him will be great.
Featured image credits to Embed from Getty Images