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Kelly Pavlik Confirms Brotherly Brawl, Denies Drinking

By Chris LaBate

Former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik has confirmed that there was a physical confrontation between him and his brother, Michael Pavlik Jr., last Friday night at their parents' home, but he denies consuming any alcohol at the time of the incident. According to Youngstown police reports, both men were allegedly drinking at the time of the incident, and after a verbal argument Kelly Pavlik punched a door to the home and pulled his brother out of the broken window.

Kelly Pavlik, who via telephone spoke to a Youngstown television station on Tuesday, admits that he did arrive at his parents' home and ended up in a fight with his brother but said he was not drinking and has no idea why his brother told police that he consumed alcohol at the time of their incident. Michael Pavlik declined to press charges. 

Kelly was released from alcohol abuse treatment in January. He returns to the ring on August 6th against Darryl Cunningham in Showtime televised fight.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by belna on 07-13-2011

If I were Glen Johnson, I'd put the 5th of November on my agenda. He's Pavlik back up for Bute. In fact, if I were Bute, I'd go for him right away. Johnson is not as a big name as…

Comment by chiguy91 on 07-13-2011

so he must've been really stressed to burst out like that? i for some reason don't think he's telling the truth, he'd be back in rehab if he did admitted to drinking, i doubt he wants to go back....this sucks,…

Comment by Boxingwizard on 07-12-2011

[QUOTE=deuce_drop;10831061]i love all the speculation........ everyone is a expert here about evaluating ones actions through a very non detailed and lack of facts article.......... some of the most brutalist fights i've ever witnessed were between two siblings, one point in…

Comment by Boxingwizard on 07-12-2011

This is the type of dirty laundry we don't need to hear about it. Whatever they were fighting about, we don't need to hear it. I find this news disgusting.

Comment by gauze on 07-12-2011

[QUOTE=Forza;10831086]Sounds like a typical irish family get together. Seriously all they do is get drunk then fight and break ****.[/QUOTE] i always thought pavlik was a slavic name. and i've heard he's from a slovak neighborhood

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