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

Trainer: Jack Loew
Manager: Cameron Dunkin
Promoter: Top Rank Boxing
Gym: Youngstown's South Side Boxing Club


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.

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 a 3rd Round KO.
  • 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.
  • 2007-09-29 - Defeated Middleweight champion Jermain Taylor by 7th round TKO for the WBC and WBO Middleweight Titles, and to become the Linear and Undisputed Middleweight Champion.

External Links

Official Website

Preceded by:
Jermain Taylor
WBC Middleweight Champion
29 Sep 2007 – present
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Jermain Taylor
WBO Middleweight Champion
29 Sep 2007 – present
Succeeded by: