Kelly Pavlik and the 12 Steps to Rehabilitate His Career

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Kelly Pavlik and the 12 Steps to Rehabilitate His Career
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In 2008, Kelly Pavlik was on top of the boxing world. He was coming off two victories, with one by knockout—Jermaine Taylor—and was the middleweight champion of the world. He had a down home charisma and power in both hands, making him a fan favorite.

Flash forward three years and Pavlik’s career has fallen off track. He has suffered two losses, his only victories are over a string of nobodies, has suffered infections and alcohol abuse, has disagreements with promoters, and does not currently have a fight scheduled. 

However at age 29, Pavlik still has the time and ability to regain his former glory. Following are the twelve steps he needs to take to once again become a marquee attraction.

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