Kelly Pavlik's last few years haven't exactly gone swimmingly, as he's had stints in rehab, watched his boxing career flounder, and been involved in a few police reports. Today, he's back in the headlines after being arrested for failure to appear in court.
Pavlik allegedly refused to pay a cab driver who picked him up on Tuesday night (really Wednesday morning), with the driver telling police Pavlik just flat-out refused to pay the fare. Pavlik reportedly says that he refused to pay because the guy was driving "like a lunatic."
Anyway, Pavlik was arrested because he didn't show up in court to answer the complaint.
Really, I don't care, but it's news. I mean, I really don't care. Kelly Pavlik is a grown man whose life is his own business. Whether he's right or wrong here, or the cabbie was a lunatic or not, I don't care. He's still only 31 and could end up back in boxing, but he doesn't seem particularly interested in the grind of it all. I think he'd like to make some money with a big fight, but beyond that he doesn't seem into the sport anymore, and hasn't for a while.