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Kelly Pavlik boxer

Kelly Pavlik image
Status inactive
Division middleweight
Height 6′ 2½″/189cm
Reach 75″/191cm
Debut 2000-06-16
Born 1982-04-04
Nationality USA
Residence Youngstown, Ohio, USA
bouts
42
won
40
lost
2
draw
0
bouts
42
won
40
lost
2
draw
0
Status inactive
Division middleweight
Height 6′ 2½″/189cm
Reach 75″/191cm
Debut 2000-06-16
Born 1982-04-04
Nationality USA
Residence Youngstown, Ohio, USA

Known as "The Ghost", Pavlik grew up on the south side of Youngstown, Ohio, in the traditional ethnic Slovak neighborhood of Lansingville. He graduated from Lowellville High School and Mahoning County Joint Vocational School in 2000. Pavlik has been trained by Jack Loew of Youngstown's South Side Boxing Gym for his entire career. His loyalty to his neighborhood and his unassuming, unglamorous lifestyle have earned him praise inside and outside the world of boxing.Pavlik turned professional in 2000 and won his first 26 fights before stepping up in competition on October 7, 2005, to face Fulgencio Zúñiga for the vacant NABF Middleweight title. Zúñiga scored a knockdown with a left hook in the first round, but Pavlik recovered quickly and dominated the rest of the fight. Zúñiga was cut over his right eye by a clash of heads, and his corner stopped the fight after the ninth round.

Known as "The Ghost", Pavlik grew up on the south side of Youngstown, Ohio, in the traditional ethnic Slovak neighborhood of Lansingville. He graduated from Lowellville High School and Mahoning County Joint Vocational School in 2000. Pavlik has been trained by Jack Loew of Youngstown's South Side Boxing Gym for his entire career. His loyalty to his neighborhood and his unassuming, unglamorous lifestyle have earned him praise inside and outside the world of boxing.Pavlik turned professional in 2000 and won his first 26 fights before stepping up in competition on October 7, 2005, to face Fulgencio Zúñiga for the vacant NABF Middleweight title. Zúñiga scored a knockdown with a left hook in the first round, but Pavlik recovered quickly and dominated the rest of the fight. Zúñiga was cut over his right eye by a clash of heads, and his corner stopped the fight after the ninth round.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
July 7, 2012 Will Rosinsky WWWLWW Home Depot Center, Carson WIN
Unanimous decision
June 8, 2012 Scott Sigmon WWWWWW Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas WIN
Corner retirement
March 31, 2012 Aaron Jaco WWLLWW Illusions Theater, San Antonio WIN
Technical knockout
May 7, 2011 Alfonso Lopez WWWWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas WIN
Majority decision
April 17, 2010 Sergio Martinez WWWWDL Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Middleweight

(supervisor: Ed Pearson)World Boxing Organisation World Middleweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 19, 2009 Miguel Angel Espino WWWWWW Beeghly Center, Youngstown World Boxing Council World Middleweight

World Boxing Organisation World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 21, 2009 Marco Antonio Rubio WWWWWW Chevrolet Centre, Youngstown World Boxing Council World Middleweight

World Boxing Organisation World Middleweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 18, 2008 Bernard Hopkins WLLWWL Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 7, 2008 Gary Lockett WWWWWW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Middleweight

World Boxing Organisation World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 16, 2008 Jermain Taylor WWDWWL MGM Grand, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 29, 2007 Jermain Taylor WWWDWW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Middleweight

World Boxing Organisation World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 19, 2007 Edison Miranda WWWLWW FedEx Forum, Memphis WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 27, 2007 Jose Luis Zertuche DWWWWL Honda Center, Anaheim NABF Middleweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 2, 2006 Lenord Pierre WLWWL Chevrolet Centre, Youngstown WIN
Technical knockout
July 27, 2006 Bronco McKart LLWWLW Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville NABF Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 7, 2005 Fulgencio Zuniga WWLWWD The Aladdin, Las Vegas WIN
Corner retirement
Aug. 26, 2005 Vincent Harris LLWLW D & I Colonial Ballroom, Houston WIN
Technical knockout
June 10, 2005 Daniel Neal LLLLLW Aragon Ballroom, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
March 4, 2005 Dorian Beaupierre WWDDLW Silver Star Hotel & Casino, Choctaw WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 27, 2004 Ross Thompson LLDWLL MGM Grand, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 18, 2004 Carlton Holland WWWWLL MGM Grand, Las Vegas WIN
KO
July 2, 2004 Pedro Ortega LLLLWL Field House, Struthers WIN
Corner retirement
March 26, 2004 Roberto Baro LLWWW Dodge Theater, Phoenix WIN
KO
Jan. 23, 2004 Anthony Ivory DLWLLL Expo Center, Kansas City WIN
Unanimous decision
July 1, 2003 Rico Cason WLLWWW Cafaro Field, Niles WIN
KO
March 22, 2003 Cesar Avila WLDWLW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 8, 2003 Eduardo Gutierrez WLWLLL Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 14, 2002 Edson Madrid WLWWLL Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
July 30, 2002 Abel Hernandez WWWWLD Lucky Star Casino, Concho WIN
Technical knockout
June 21, 2002 Eric Olds WWWWLL Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Feb. 23, 2002 Robert Dasoyan WLDWLW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Nov. 21, 2001 Rob Bleakley LLLLLL Holiday Inn Metroplex, Youngstown WIN
KO
Aug. 4, 2001 Mario Lopez DLW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
June 8, 2001 Grady Brewer WWWLWW Ho-Chunk Casino, Baraboo WIN
Technical knockout
March 23, 2001 Tommy Walker WLWDW Sportscenter, Owensboro WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 4, 2001 Mathias Bedburdick DWLWLW Lucky Star Casino, Concho WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 15, 2000 Cedric Johnson WWL Alliant Energy Center, Madison WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 17, 2000 Lafayette Randolph WWWWLL Peppermill Hotel & Casino, Reno WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 15, 2000 Anthony Collier LLLLLW Nashville WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 15, 2000 Frankie Sanchez Pepsi Center, Denver WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 5, 2000 Nelson Hernandez LLLLWL Alliant Energy Center, Madison WIN
Technical knockout
June 16, 2000 Eric Benito 't Zand WD Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio WIN
Technical knockout