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Kelly Pavlik
(Kelly Robert Pavlik)
(the "Ghost")

BORN   April 5 1982; Youngstown, Ohio (Some sources April 4 1982)
HEIGHT 6-2 1/2
WEIGHT 153-169 lbs
MANAGER Michael Pavlik (father), Cameron Dunkin
TRAINER Jack Loew, Miguel Diaz, Michael Pavlik

Pavlik is a big, strong man for his weight class and hits like he is even bigger; He is reminiscent of the old-timer, Bob Fitzsimmons, with his "bald" head, broad shoulders and heavy hitting power; He is predictable but irresistible; He can dish it out and take it too

Kelly has won the WBC Middleweight Championship of the World, the WBO Middleweight Championship of the World and the NABF Middleweight Championship during his career

He has defeated such men as Jermain Taylor, Bronco McKart, Edison Miranda, Fulgencio Zuniga, Lenord Pierre, Jose Luis Zertuche, Rob Bleakley, Eduardo Gutierrez, Pedro Ortega, Gary Lockett and Ross Thompson

*** AMATEUR BOUTS ***

1998
          -Pavlik won the National Junior Golden Gloves Amateur 147 lbs Championship

          -Pavlik won the National Junior PAL Amateur 147 lbs Championship

1999
          -Pavlik won the US National Under-19 Amateur 147 lbs Championship


*** PROFESSIONAL BOUTS ***

2000
Jun 16 Eric Benito Tzand          Indio, Ca                         TK  3
Aug  5 Nelson Hernandez           Madison, Wi                       TK  1
Sep 15 Frankie Sanchez            Denver, Co                        TK  1
Oct 15 Anthony Collier            Nashville, Tn                     TK  1
Nov 17 Lafayette Randolph         Reno, Nv                          TK  2
Dec 15 Cedric Johnson             Madison, Wi                       TK  2

2001
Feb  4 Mathias Bedburdick         Concho, Ok                        TK  3
Mar 23 Tommy Walker               Owensboro, Ky                     TK  1
Jun  8 Grady Brewer               Baraboo, Wi                       TK  2
Aug  4 Mario Lopez                Las Vegas, Nv                     TK  2
Nov 21 Rob Bleakley               Youngstown, Ohio                  KO  2

2002
Feb 23 Robert Dasoyan             Las Vegas, Nv                     KO  2
Jun 21 Eric Olds                  Las Vegas, Nv                     KO  1
Jul 30 Abel Hernandez             Concho, Ok                        TK  1
Sep 14 Edson Madrid               Las Vegas, Nv                      W  6

2003
Feb  8 Eduardo Gutierrez          Las Vegas, Nv                     TK  2
Mar 22 Cesar Avila                Las Vegas, Nv                     TK  6
Jul  1 Rico Cason                 Niles, Oh                         KO  2

2004
Jan 23 Anthony Ivory              Kansas City, Mo                    W  8
Mar 26 Roberto Baro               Phoenix, Az                       KO  2
Jul  2 Pedro Ortega               Struthers, Oh                     TK  6
Sep 18 Carlton Holland            Las Vegas, Nv                     KO  2
Nov 27 Ross Thompson              Las Vegas, Nv                      W  8

2005
Mar  4 Dorian Beaupierre          Choctaw, Ms                       TK  2
Jun 10 Daniel Neal                Chicago, Il                       TK  1
Aug 26 Vincent Harris             Houston, Tx                       TK  2
Oct  7 Fulgencio Zuniga           Las Vegas, Nv                     TK  9
          -NABF Middleweight Championship

2006
Jul 27 Bronco McKart              Uncasville, Ct                    TK  6
          -NABF Middleweight Championship
Nov  2 Lenord Pierre              Youngstown, Ohio                  TK  4

2007
Jan 27 Jose Luis Zertuche         Anaheim, Ca                       KO  8
          -NABF Middleweight Championship
May 19 Edison Miranda             Memphis, Tn                       TK  7
          -WBC Middleweight Championship - Elimination Bout
Sep 29 Jermain Taylor             Atlantic City, NJ                 TK  7
          -WBC Middleweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Middleweight Championship of the World

2008
Feb 16 Jermain Taylor             Las Vegas, Nv                      W 12
Jun  7 Gary Lockett               Atlantic City, NJ                 TK  3
          -WBC Middleweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Middleweight Championship of the World
Oct 18 Bernard Hopkins            Atlantic City, NJ                  L 12

2009
Feb 21 Marco Antonio Rubio        Youngstown, Oh                    TK  9
          -WBC Middleweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Middleweight Championship of the World
Dec 19 Miguel Angel Espino        Youngstown, Oh                    TK  5
          -WBC Middleweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Middleweight Championship of the World

2010
Apr 17 Sergio Martinez            Atlantic City, NJ                  L 12
          -WBC Middleweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Middleweight Championship of the World

2011
May  7 Alfonso Lopez              Las Vegas, Nv                      W 12

2012
Mar 31 Aaron Jaco                 San Antonio, Tx                   TK  2
Jun  8 Scott Sigmon               Las Vegas, Nv                     TK  7
Jul  7 Will Rosinsky              Carson, Ca                         W 10

Review courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
 
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