UPDATE: Loew: Pavlik told me I'm still his trainer

Responding to media reports on Saturday night that Kelly Pavlik dropped him as a trainer, Jack Loew said Pavlik assured him, "You're still my trainer."

ESPN.com reported that Pavlik would leave Loew in favor of Robert Garcia and will train in Oxnard, Calif.

"Kelly told me, 'That's an absolute lie. It's not happening,'" Loew told The Vindicator on Sunday evening.

Pavlik and his father, co-manager Mike Pavlik, met with co-manager Cameron Dunkin and Top Rank officials in New York on Saturday night.

Dunkin told ESPN that it was about "getting him out of Ohio," where Pavlik has battled distractions and issues with drinking.

Garcia also trains Dunkin clients Donaire, Brandon Rios and Mikey Garcia (Robert's younger brother), as well as Antonio Margarito.

For more details, read Monday's Vindicator or visit Vindy.com.

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