Boxer Pavlik says brain seizure played role in retirement - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Updated

Boxer Pavlik says brain seizure played role in retirement

Posted: Updated:

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Retired boxer Kelly Pavlik tells Sports Director Dana Balash he suffered a brain seizure in October 2012, that played a role in his decision to hang up the gloves.

"I blackout one afternoon, and the next thing I knew I woke up in the hospital," said Pavlik who officially retired on January 19.
 
"I went to the doctor and he didn't rule out fighting again, but with this and the cancellation of the Andre Ward fight, I knew it was time," said Pavlik.
 
Ward and Pavlik were scheduled to fight in January of this year, but the fight was postponed after Ward injured his shoulder during a sparring session.
 
Pavlik is staying busy, "I'm going a hundred miles an hour with my kids."
 
The former middleweight champ still wants to open a gym of his own. "I'm looking at the Boardman - Youngstown area. I want to give back to the community and help young kids." said Pavlik.
  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • Group honors third Kennywood coaster as 'landmark'

    Group honors third Kennywood coaster as 'landmark'

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:07:05 GMT
    The group American Coaster Enthusiasts has named the Thunderbolt a "Coaster Landmark" - the third roller coaster to be so recognized at the Kennywood amusement park near Pittsburgh.More >>
    The group American Coaster Enthusiasts has named the Thunderbolt a "Coaster Landmark" - the third roller coaster to be so recognized at the Kennywood amusement park near Pittsburgh.
    More >>
  • Ohio offers extra hunting days for mourning doves

    Ohio offers extra hunting days for mourning doves

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-07-27 17:45:29 GMT
    Ohio will allow extra days for hunting mourning doves this year.More >>
    Ohio will allow extra days for hunting mourning doves this year.
    More >>
  • Ohio authorities say 2 killed in small plane crash

    Ohio authorities say 2 killed in small plane crash

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-07-27 17:38:30 GMT
    FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in northwest Ohio say two people have been killed in an overnight small plane crash. The Hancock County sheriff's office says the crash apparently occurred at about 1 a.m. EDT Sunday. Investigators were still at the scene Sunday and little other information was available immediately. The plane crashed near a county road just northeast of the city of Findlay. The city has a small general aviation airport, but authorities were still investigating where the plan...More >>
    FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in northwest Ohio say two people have been killed in an overnight small plane crash. The Hancock County sheriff's office says the crash apparently occurred at about 1 a.m. EDT Sunday. Investigators were still at the scene Sunday and little other information was available immediately. The plane crashed near a county road just northeast of the city of Findlay. The city has a small general aviation airport, but authorities were still investigating where the plan...More >>
  • 21 News Alerts

    Get breaking news, high school football scores and the latest contest and event news from 21 WFMJ.

    * denotes required fields



    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms