Did he disgrace himself? Not at all. Bedford, VA super middleweight Scott "Cujo" Sigmon was indeed a game competitor tonight in front of a nationally-televised (ESPN2) audience as well as the crowd at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
However, a busted nose, a cut over his right eye and the skill difference between himself and former world champion Kelly "The Ghost" Pavlik of Youngstown, OH proved to be too much as Pavlik stopped Sigmon at the end of seven rounds of action.
Pavlik's jab landed repeatedly against Sigmon and his shots to the body were dominant as well. Sigmon had a difficult job getting inside and when he did, Pavlik made him pay with short shots in close. The nose busted around the fourth round and it didn't get any better. Sigmon could not come out for the eighth round.
Sigmon is now 22-4,12 KO's while Pavlik rises to 39-2, 33 KO's.