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Pavlik - Loew split

Unread postby Rusty » Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:39 am

http://www.vindy.com/news/2011/dec/10/l ... ik-its-sad

It’s a matter of trainer-said, boxer-said.

In an interview with WFMJ Channel 21 sports, Jack Loew on Friday officially announced that he and former middleweight boxing champion Kelly Pavlik have severed ties.

Pavlik is expected to leave Youngstown for Oxnard, Calif., at the end of the month where he will train with Robert Garcia.

“It’s sad in the way it ended,” Loew said. “When you can’t control a fighter outside of the ring, it’s time to walk away.

“I have no control of Kelly outside of the ring anymore and I refuse to take the heat for things I can’t control.”

Loew started training with Pavlik when he was 9 years old, grooming him to be a champion.

He captured his first amateur title in 1998 and in 2007 was declared the WBC and WBO middleweight champion of the world when he beat Jermain Taylor.

But, with the fame, titles and — of course — money, came greed, power and entitlement.

Loew said Pavlik’s agent, Cameron Dunkin and Mike Pavlik — Kelly’s father — have pressured Pavlik into dropping him as a trainer for many years.

However, Loew says Top Rank Boxing promotions company founder Bob Arum has supported him as a trainer, whereas Pavlik’s camp has made that Top Rank would drop him if he didn’t drop Loew first.

Top Rank is paying for Pavlik’s flight, house and expenses while he is in California.

Pavlik told WFMJ agreed that there was pressure from Dunkin to leave Loew for 11 years, but he remained loyal to his original trainer. He went on to say that leaving one trainer for another really is commonplace in professional boxing and Loew should be more respectful to him for “making him money that he never would have seen in his life.”

“I’ve never heard anyone run their fighter down like Jack has run me down,” Pavlik said.

Communication between the two has ceased and Loew does not consider himself to be a part of “Team Pavlik.”

Pavlik insists texts were exchanged in recent weeks, but no elaborate meeting or conversation was held.

“I have no desire to work with Kelly Pavlik anymore,” Loew said. “I wish him the best. If he goes to California ... and becomes the world champion again, then God bless him. We have fond memories.”

Pavlik’s new trainer, Garcia, was a former champion himself. He won the IBF Super Featherweight title in 1998 and began his training career in the early 2000s. The 36-year old owns the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard where he has worked with 10 previous champions at various weight classes including Antono Margarito who fought for the WBC light middlewight title against Manny Pacquiao on July 23, 2010 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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Re: Pavlik - Loew split

Unread postby swerb » Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:35 pm

Long overdue. Mickey Mouse trainer who rode Pavlik's back to fights of a much higher magnitude then he was ready for. To me, in fight, Lowe was better than he was preparing game plans for fights, at which he was miserable. That Hopkins fight was lost before Kelly walked into the ring. Dunkin has been right to pressure Kelly to dump Lowe.

Still sad to see what has happened to Pavlik. So much promise. Remember being happier after the first Taylor fight than I have ever been watching a fight. Was such a classic fight, classic comeback win after Kelly was dead to rights early.

While he's given me no reason as a fan to continue to cheer for him, I can't help but pull for Pavlik.
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Re: Pavlik - Loew split

Unread postby swerb » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:00 am

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Re: Pavlik - Loew split

Unread postby pup » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:19 am

Did I read that right? He hit a light pole on an ATV?

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Re: Pavlik - Loew split

Unread postby Govbarney » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:26 pm

Loew wrote:When you can’t control a fighter outside of the ring, it’s time to walk away.I have no control of Kelly outside of the ring anymore and I refuse to take the heat for things I can’t control.


So I guess the Rehab stint was a bust....

Say what you will about Loew not being ready for prime time, but Pavlik was always his own worst enemy.
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Re: Pavlik - Loew split

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:48 pm

Remember when I came in here reporting that my brother had seen him out at Y-town bars and the guy redefined drunken asshole mess.

Rusty or whoever the fuck he is jumped all over me about how someone seeing a guy drunk means nothing.

Well.... it does in a single instance, but turns out my brother was dead fucking on with his being blown away by what a public mess and asshole Kelly is.
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Re: Pavlik - Loew split

Unread postby swerb » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:54 pm

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Re: Pavlik - Loew split

Unread postby Rusty » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:45 pm

Sorry. Still love the guy.
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