Michael Pavlik, brother of boxer, charged with domestic violence

YOUNGSTOWN — Michael Pavlik, the older brother of middleweight boxing champ Kelly Pavlik, faces a charge of felony domestic violence and abduction.

Pavlik voluntarily turned himself in to police early today. He is charged related to a Friday incident with an acquaintance.

According to a police report, Pavlik and a 33-year-old woman became involved in a physical altercation at a Cornell Street home just before midnight. The woman told police Pavlik punched her in the eye, threw her into a coffee table and dragged her across the floor.

The woman said the fight continued Saturday with more physical confrontation.

Pavlik is expected to be arraigned Wednesday in Youngstown Municipal Court.

Often cited as a member of “Team Pavlik,” Michael has worked as cornerman, team coordinator and media handler for his brother’s boxing enterprise.

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