Vernon Paris

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Vernon Paris
Statistics
Nickname(s) Iceman
Rated at Light welterweight
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Nationality American
Born (1988-01-05) January 5, 1988 (age 26)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 31
Wins 27
Wins by KO 15
Losses 1
Draws 0
No contests 3

Vernon Paris (born January 5, 1988, Detroit, Michigan) is a light welterweight American boxer. In summer 2006 he was shot three times in an attempted murder attack and as a result still has a bullet lodged in his back and another in his thigh.[1]

He has one defeat, but three of his victories were nullified (ruled no contests) after Paris tested positive for marijuana in post-fight drug tests.[2]

Early life[edit]

Paris grew up in Detroit where he endured a troubled youth. Frequently involved with gangs and petty crimes this culminated in his shooting attack, which occurred on the city's northwest side on the evening of July 25, 2006, when he was shot in the back, thigh and groin.

In May 2008, Paris was stabbed during a neighborhood argument, suffering a collapsed lung. He left shortly afterward for Florida with his girlfriend to be with family, returning to Michigan in late 2009 to resume his fight career with his friend and promoter, Carlos Llinas.[3]

Career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

Paris, who has been a pro for six years[when?], has been a gifted boxer since his amateur days training under Kronk Gym mentor Sugar Hill, nephew of Emanuel Steward.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Paris, signed by Don King in 2011, made his breakthrough as a professional with wins over Tim Coleman, Emanuel Augustus, and Ruben Galvan and was named one of the sport's upcoming stars byh The Boxing Tribune.[4]

On March 24, 2012, Paris faced Zab Judah (41-7, 28 KOs) in a IBF light welterweight title elimination bout as the main event of NBC Sports Network's Fight Night from the Aviator Arena in Brooklyn, New York. Paris lost the bout in the 9th round via a TKO.

Paris currently trains with Dave Lester.

Professional boxing record[edit]

28 Wins (16 knockouts, 9 decisions), 2 Loss (1 knockouts, 1 decisions), 3 No Contests[5]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 28-2 United States Frankie Gomez UD 10 2014-07-25 United States Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Win 28–1 United States Manuel Pérez UD 10 2013-05-10 United States Detroit Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan
Win 27–1 United States Guy Packer TKO 3 (10), 1:29 2013-03-23 United States Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Loss 26–1 United States Zab Judah TKO 9 (12) 2012-03-24 United States Aviator Sports & Events Center, Brooklyn, New York
Win 26–0 United States Rubén Galván UD 8 2011-10-06 United States MotorCity, Detroit, Michigan
Win 25–0 United States Tim Coleman TKO 7 (10), 0:27 2011-08-05 United States Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California Won USBA Light Welterweight title.
Win 24–0 United States Emanuel Augustus UD 8 2011-01-29 United States Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan
Win 23–0 Dominican Republic Ramon Guevara TKO 4 (10), 1:25 2010-11-12 United States Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Michigan
Win 22–0 United States Courtney Burton UD 8 2010-07-23 United States Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Michigan
Win 21–0 United States Juan Santiago SD 8 2010-05-14 United States Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California
Win 20–0 Colombia Oscar León UD 6 2010-03-27 United States Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Win 19–0 United States Corey Alarcon UD 6 2010-01-29 United States Detroit Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan
Win 18–0 United States Damon Antoine TKO 2 (6), 0:44 2009-12-04 United States Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Michigan
Win 17–0 United States Jesse Francisco TKO 2 (4), 1:15 2009-11-13 United States Detroit Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fire and Ice: The Troubled Odyssey of Vernon Paris Accessed: 4/25/2012
  2. ^ Sares, Ted (October 7, 2008), Fire and Ice: The Troubled Odyssey of Vernon Paris 
  3. ^ a b "Kronk boxer Vernon Paris battles - in and out of ring | Other Sports | Detroit Free Press". freep.com. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  4. ^ "Zab Judah – Vernon Paris in IBF Eliminator, March 24 on NBC Sports Network". theboxingtribune.com. 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  5. ^ "Vernon Paris - Boxer". Boxrec.com. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 

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