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Arum planning Pavlik-Rubio bout in September

Updated: April 13, 2008, 2:39 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik's first title defense happens this summer but that hasn't stopped Top Rank promoter Bob Arum from making plans for second title defense.

Pavlik is scheduled to make his first title defense against Wales' Gary Lockett (30-1, 21 KOs) on June 7 at Boardwalk Hall. Arum told ESPN.com on Saturday night he has made a deal for Pavlik's second defense.

If Pavlik (33-0, 29 KOs) beats Lockett, a mandatory challenger and underdog, he ...

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