Boxer Kelly Pavlik appears to be drinking again, and that’s not a good thing. The Youngstown Vindicator says police filed a report regarding a fight that allegedly took place between Kelly Pavlik and his brother Michael at their parents’ home Friday night. The report says both men were drinking at the time of the incident.
Here’s what they say happened:
According to police, Kelly, after exchanging words with Michael, “punched the west-facing side door of the home and pulled his brother, Michael, out of the broken window.”
Reports say officers found glass to have been broken and blood on nearby steps. Michael Pavlik, police said, appeared to have minor cuts to his arms and hands, but told officers at the scene that he did not need an ambulance or medical attention.
Given that Michael does not plan to press charges, you may be wondering what makes this a significant story. The reason is because Pavlik has had trouble with alcohol abuse. He spent a good amount of time in rehab last year and was released in January after two months of treatment.
A once promising prospect in the sport, Pavlik hasn’t been the same since losing to Bernard Hopkins in 2008. He returned to the ring in May and beat Alfonso Lopez, and his next fight is scheduled for August 6th against Darryl Cunningham.
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UPDATE: Pavlik says he wasn’t drinking.