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Kelly Robert Pavlik was born on the 5th April 1982, in Youngstown, Ohio, USA and is a retired professional boxer who, under the nickname “The Ghost”, is most famous as a former World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight champion. He was also the holder of 2010 The Ring middleweight championship.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this retired fighter has accumulated so far? How rich Kelly Pavlik is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Kelly Pavlik’s net worth, as of late 2016, is $6 million, acquired largely through his professional boxing career which was active between 2000 and 2012.
Kelly Pavlik Net Worth $6 million
Kelly grew up in the neighborhood of Lansingville, in a traditional Slovak community. After attending Lowellville High School, he enrolled at the Mahoning County Joint Vocational School from which he matriculated in 2000. Kelly started training boxing in Youngstown’s South Side Boxing Gym under the guidance of Jack Loew. Prior to turning pro in 2000, Kelly Pavlik in his amateur career won three titles – National Jr. PAL American Champion and National Jr. Golden Gloves Amateur Champion, both in 1998 as well as 1999 US National Under-19 Amateur Champion title. His amateur record is 89 fights with only 9 lost bouts. These accomplishments provided the potential basis for Kelly Pavlik’s net worth when he turned professional.
Subsequently after his debut in professional boxing in 2000, Pavlik recorded a 26-fight winning streak. He won his first pro title – NABF Middleweight Champion title, in 2005, after defeating Fulgencio Zuniga after an exhausting nine rounds. In 2006, Pavlik managed to defend his title after knocking down Bronco McKart in the sixth round. His second and final NABF title defense occurred in 2007 when, after a fast-paced and thrilling fight, he defeated Jose Luis Zertuche. It is certain that these achievements helped Kelly Pavlik to increase the overall size of his wealth.
The real breakthrough in Kelly Pavlik’s professional boxing career came in 2007when he won the WBC, WBO and The Ring Magazine’s middleweight championship titles. Although the match against Jermain Taylor started pretty poorly for Pavlik, as he was knocked down during the second round, he somehow managed to recover and after a barrage of punches in the sixth round, he knocked down Taylor; the Boxing Writers Association of America ranked this match as the Fight of the Year. Doubtlessly, this venture increased Kelly Pavlik’s overall net worth by a large margin.
In 2013, Kelly Pavlik officially retired from his professional boxing career. A series of injuries as well as increasingly common seizures contributed to this decision. Kelly Pavlik’s professional boxing record counts 42 fight, including 34 knockouts and only two losses.
When it comes to his personal life, Kelly Pavlik is married to Samantha. In the past, Kelly has experienced several legal issues – in 2013 he was charged with theft after not paying for a cab fare, while in 2015 he was arrested for assault during a Foo Fighters concert.