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Ex-Boxing Champ Arrested

Cabbie Told Cops ...

'That Drunk F***' Ripped Me Off

9/20/2013 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Former middleweight boxing champ Kelly Pavlik was arrested today after allegedly stiffing a cab driver in Ohio -- and the police report is HILARIOUS.

The cabbie called cops immediately after Kelly allegedly bailed on his fare early Wednesday morning in Canfield, and when police arrived at the scene ... the cabbie told officers he had been "ripped off by that drunk f*** Kelly Pavlik."

According to the cabbie, he had picked Kelly up at a nearby bar and driven him home -- resulting in a $25 fare -- but Kelly didn't feel like paying, telling him, "F*** you guys. I'm not paying you. Go f*** yourselves." Pavlik then disappeared into his house.

Pavlik was eventually arrested today for failing to show up to court to answer to the cabbie's complaint.

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For Pavlik's part, he reportedly said he refused to pay because the cabbie was driving like a lunatic and he feared for his safety.

We mentioned Pavlik is an ex-middleweight champ, right?

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DOC    

All I can say on a personal basis is that Kelly can be one of the nicest people anywhere. I have known him for years. Those are facts. As for this "reporting", the truth will come out.

377 days ago
2.

realtalk    

That's what happen to u when your boxing career sucks. He spend all of his money on booze.

377 days ago
3.

Clytemnestra    

The cabbie got you home in one piece, pay up! And cabbies know drunk when they see it so. No doubt, you were. Jerk.

377 days ago
4.

Sosmooth    

John 3:16

377 days ago
5.

NOT ELMO    

Kelly Pavlik was arrested today........................I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU!

377 days ago
6.

get real    

I REPORTED THIS STORY TO TMZ TIP LINE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> DID NOT GET A CALL BACK OR COMPENSATION>>>>>>> NEVER GIVE TMZ A TIP? THEY STEAL>>>>>

377 days ago
7.

tonywestspeaks!    

Real news...keep up the good work TMZ. :)

377 days ago
8.

rico suavy    

Heb was punch drunk

377 days ago
9.

uglyRU    

Whaat a white guy trying to get over? Noooo way

377 days ago
10.

Dead account Delete at will    

not to say I never ditched on a cab fare in my youth but to do it at your own house giving them your address is just plain stupid.

377 days ago
11.

KTK1260    

He's no Mancini, that's for sure.

376 days ago
12.

CrazylikeaFOX    

FUG fo'sure.. Three bagger!!! Let me xplain kiddos- a bag for his face, my face, and whomever else is in the room

376 days ago
13.

Fantastic Four    

"For Pavlik's part, he reportedly said he refused to pay because the cabbie was driving like a lunatic and he feared for his safety."

Subpoena the cabbies phone GPS history.. if he was exceeding the speed limit, they've got a record of it.

376 days ago
14.

aB*    

Canfield, OH is a few miles from me & I have tended bar in that same area. This is so sad tho because Kelly WAS a really good & talented boxer. He had a few restaurants & i've heard he's a good guy, BUT an alcoholic which is the result of his downfall.

376 days ago
15.

MCA    

TMZ - do your homework you have received incomplete information there is much more to this story - bad reporting!

376 days ago
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