Boxing Champion Kelly Pavlik Arrested at Foo Fighters Record Store Day Concert
Foo Fighters' appearance in Niles, Ohio as part of Record Store Day celebration this afternoon (April 18) wound up turning ugly. According to one report, Kelly Pavlik, a former boxing champion, was arrested.
Weathersfield Police captain Kirstopher Hodge told WKBN, "Nobody was harmed. There was one person taken into custody, but they were ultimately released on a summons." The police have confirmed that it was Pavlik, but have not provided further details on the incident or the charges.
The article cites sources claiming that Pavlik "showed up heavily intoxicated and began fighting" at Pine Tree Plaza, where Foo Fighters were giving a special concert before 150 fans. There has been no statement yet from Pavlik or his representatives.
Nicknamed "The Ghost," Pavlik, 33, won the WBC, WBO and The Ring Middleweight crowns in 2007. He held the title for three years, when he lost to Sergio Martinez. He retired in 2013 with a record of 40-2, with 34 knockouts. He is a native of Youngstown, Ohio.
The performance was a thank-you from Foo Fighters to the fans who pre-ordered their Songs from the Laundry Room EP, which was their Record Store Day exclusive this year. Frontman Dave Grohl spent the first years of his life in Warren, Ohio, before moving to Springfield, Va. He is this year's ambassador for Record Store Day.
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