Kelly Pavlik in Rehab per Ringtalk.com

Pedro Fernandez of Ringtalk.com is reporting that Kelly Pavlik has checked himself into an alcohol rehab treatment center. Here is the link: http://ringtalk.com/index.php?action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=2541

Fernandez has the inside scoop on this news, as at the time I read the article, it was not mentioned on ESPN, the Ring, or Yahoo!Sports' site.

After reading the article, it's interesting to think back to the stitches incident. I had no idea alcohol was involved, and I don't remember reading anywhere that it was. Now add on this latest postponement, and how there has been some back and forth over whether or not Pavlik has been hurt, and it all comes together. I also was not aware that Pavlik was on probation either.

It's not clear how long or how his stay will affect his career, which will certainly be put on the back burner now. One would think that the Mora fight would be in jeopardy.

Here's to hoping that Pavlik overcomes his troubles and can continue to prosper inside of the ring and outside of it.

Posted by uatu


spartan117 said...

My Youngstown, OH source also told me that the staph infection that postponed the Mora fight was cleared up months before it was announced. My guess is that alcohol was delaying his training.
I wish him a speedy recovery.

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