Like father, like son. Yesterday we mentioned that boxing something-or-other Kelly Pavlik put his moneymaker … er, I mean hands … through a window and would need 100 stitches. Now it seems like the stupid didn’t fall too far from the stupid tree. Kelly’s dad and manager Mike Pavlik forgot Kelly’s paycheck for beating Jermaine Taylor in the hotel:
“It’s about an hour from Atlantic City to Philadelphia and we were literally halfway there when out of nowhere, it just hit me,” Mike Pavlik said. “My heart stopped and I just knew I had made a big mistake.”
That mistake was leaving checks totally more than three-quarters of a million dollars on a countertop leaning against the coffee pot in their hotel room. In his excitement to get home, Mike Pavlik forgot to pick up the checks.
“I think I gave that maid probably the best tip she ever got,” he said, forcing a laugh. The new champion took the news as he takes pretty much everything else: Calmly and without a lot of excitement.
These guys seriously need to get their shit together. Next thing you know Kelly will be cutting bagels with a circular saw while his dad is sending a Nigerian investor his banking information.