Kelly Pavlik

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Pavlik, known as 'The Ghost', grew up on Youngstown's south side and graduated from Lowellville High School and Mahoning County Joint Vocational School in 2000. After a long amateur career, he signed with Bob Arum's Top Rank Boxing. He's managed by Jack Loew of Youngstown's South Side Boxing Gym.
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'''Trainers:''' [[Jack Loew]] (-2011), [[Roberto Garcia|Robert Garcia]] (2012-present)<br>
Pavlik's career has taken off even quicker than anyone at Top Rank could have imagined. None of his first 14 opponents made it past the 3rd round.
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'''Manager:''' [[Cameron Dunkin]]<br>
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'''Promoter:''' [[Top Rank Boxing]]<br>
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'''Gyms:''' Youngstown's South Side Boxing Club (-2011), Robert Garcia Boxing Gym (2012-present)
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== External Links ==
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==Biography==
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'''Kelly Pavlik''' grew up on Youngstown's south side, and graduated from Lowellville High School and Mahoning County Joint Vocational School in 2000. Pavlik has battled alcoholism which has threatened to end his career prematurely. He spent extended time in rehab facilities in both 2010 and 2011 and was arrested for driving under the influence on December 21, 2011.
  
Official Website [http://www.teampavlik.com The Official Web Site of Kelly "The Ghost" Pavlik (video clips of KOs)] ==
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==Amateur Highlights==
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*Amateur Record: 89-9
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*1998 National Junior Golden Gloves Welterweight Champion
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*1998 National Junior PAL Welterweight Champion
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*1999 U.S. National Under-19 Welterweight Champion
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==Professional Highlights==
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*'''2000-06-16:''' In his first professional bout, Pavlik defeated [[Eric Benito Tzand]] by a [[Kelly Pavlik vs. Eric Benito Tzand|3rd Round KO]].
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*'''2001-06-08:''' Scored a 2nd Round TKO victory over [[Grady Brewer]], who would go on to win ESPN's [[The Contender (Season 2)]].
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*'''2005-10-07:''' Defeated [[Fulgencio Zuniga]] by a [[Kelly Pavlik vs. Fulgencio Zuniga|9th Round TKO]] to secure the vacant [[NABF]] Middleweight Title.
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*'''2006-07-27:''' Successfully defended his [[NABF]] Middleweight Title with a [[Kelly Pavlik vs. Bronco McKart|6th Round TKO]] over former WBO Light Middleweight Champion [[Bronco McKart]].
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*'''2007-05-19:''' Defeated highly-touted and top-ranked [[Edison Miranda]] by a [[Kelly Pavlik vs. Edison Miranda|7th Round TKO]] in a WBC Middleweight Title Eliminator.
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*'''2007-09-29:''' Defeated [[World Middleweight Champion]] [[Jermain Taylor]] by a [[Jermain Taylor vs. Kelly Pavlik (1st meeting)|7th Round TKO]] for the [[WBC]], [[WBO]], and [[Ring Magazine|''The Ring'']] Middleweight Titles. He also won the Lineal World Middleweight Championship.
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*'''2008-02-16:''' Won a [[Kelly Pavlik vs. Jermain Taylor (2nd meeting)|Unanimous Decision]] victory in his much-anticipated rematch with Taylor at a catch weight of 166 pounds.
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==The Ring Magazine Titles==
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*World Middleweight Title (2007-2010)
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==External Link==
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[http://www.teampavlik.com Official Homepage]
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title=[[WBC Middleweight Champion]]|
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after=[[Sergio Gabriel Martinez]]|
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years=2007 Sep 29 &ndash; 2010 Apr 17
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before=[[Jermain Taylor]]|
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title=[[WBO Middleweight Champion]]|
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years=2007 Sep 29 &ndash; 2010 Apr 17
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[[Category:World Middleweight Champions]]
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[[Category:American World Champions]]
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[[Category:NABF Middleweight Champions]]
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[[Category:Slovak American Boxers]]

Revision as of 10:51, 26 May 2012

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Name: Kelly Pavlik
Alias: The Ghost
Birth Name: Kelly Robert Pavlik
Born: 1982-04-04
Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, USA
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 2½″   /   189cm
Reach: 75″   /   191cm
Boxing Record: click
Promoting Record: click

Trainers: Jack Loew (-2011), Robert Garcia (2012-present)
Manager: Cameron Dunkin
Promoter: Top Rank Boxing
Gyms: Youngstown's South Side Boxing Club (-2011), Robert Garcia Boxing Gym (2012-present)

Contents

Biography

Kelly Pavlik grew up on Youngstown's south side, and graduated from Lowellville High School and Mahoning County Joint Vocational School in 2000. Pavlik has battled alcoholism which has threatened to end his career prematurely. He spent extended time in rehab facilities in both 2010 and 2011 and was arrested for driving under the influence on December 21, 2011.

Amateur Highlights

  • Amateur Record: 89-9
  • 1998 National Junior Golden Gloves Welterweight Champion
  • 1998 National Junior PAL Welterweight Champion
  • 1999 U.S. National Under-19 Welterweight Champion

Professional Highlights

The Ring Magazine Titles

  • World Middleweight Title (2007-2010)

External Link

Official Homepage


Preceded by:
Jermain Taylor
WBC Middleweight Champion
2007 Sep 29 – 2010 Apr 17
Succeeded by:
Sergio Gabriel Martinez
Preceded by:
Jermain Taylor
WBO Middleweight Champion
2007 Sep 29 – 2010 Apr 17
Succeeded by:
Sergio Gabriel Martinez


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