When: 9PM EST Saturday, October 18th, 2008 Where: Boardwalk Hall Arena, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey What: HBO Boxing presents a 170-lbs catch weight superfight between WBC/WBO middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik (34-0) and Bernard Hopkins (48-5-1). 43-year old Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins is still one of boxing's most reliable draws, even if he has lost three of his last five bouts. Coming off a split decision loss to undefeated stud Joe Calzaghe, who himself is getting ready to fight Roy Jones Jr. in November, Hopkins shares a recent opponent with reigning WBC and WBO middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik in Jermain Taylor. Taylor has won two decisions against Hopkins, one split and the latest unanimous, dating back to 2005. It was Pavlik, in 2007 and again in 2008, who defeated Taylor for his middleweight titles, first by TKO then by unanimous decision. Pavlik has since had one title defense against 30-1 Gary Lockett who he also defeated by unanimous decision. The 26-year old Ghost is in the prime of his fighting career and looking for the biggest fights available. Pavlik is favoured in this bout but if his eyes are set on Jones Jr. or Calzaghe for a future bout, the Executioner might be able to interrupt his ascension in boxings rich history.