Kelly Pavlik

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The Ghost

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


Kelly 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 is currently managed by Jack Loew of Youngstown's South Side Boxing Gym.

Amateur Highlights

  • 1999 U.S. National Under-19 amateur champion, 147 pounds…
  • 1998 National Jr. Golden Gloves amateur champion, 147 pounds…
  • 1998 National Jr. PAL amateur champion, 147 pounds

Professional Highlights

  • 2000-06-16 - In his first professional bout, Pavlik defeated Eric Benito Tzand by 3rd Round TKO.
  • 2001-06-08 - Scored a 2nd Round TKO victory over Grady Brewer, a fighter who would go on to win ESPN's Contender Season II.
  • 2005-10-07 - Defeated Fulgencio Zuniga by a 9th Round TKO to secure the vacant NABF Middleweight Title.
  • 2006-07-27 - Successfully defended his NABF Middleweight Title with a 6th Round TKO over former Light Middleweight Champion, Bronco McKart.
  • 2007-05-19 - Defeated highly-touted and ranked Edison Miranda by 7th Round TKO in a WBC Middleweight Title Eliminator.

External Links

Official Web site