Friend of ex-boxer Vinny Paz denies stealing from him.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former friend of retired boxer Vinny Paz denies stealing from the former champion before getting into an altercation with him in January.
Thirty-four year old Nathaneal Lavoie of Providence tells NBC 10 he has borrowed money from Paz and paid it back, but didn’t take the $16,000 Paz accuses him of stealing.
The 55-year-old former champ responded to Lavoie by Tweeting, “HIS 15 min of fame make sure he shows you his rap sheet! Call my lawyer!! No comments.”
Providence police charged Paz with assault after the Jan. 2 altercation. He is due back in court in April.
Lavoie was taken to the hospital with injuries including several broken teeth, a black eye and bite marks that drew blood. He says he broke Paz’s nose during the fight.
Information from: WJAR-TV, http://www.turnto10.com