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|Rated at||Light welterweight|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
January 5, 1988 |
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Wins by KO||15|
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.
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.
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.
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
|27 Wins (16 knockouts, 9 decisions), 1 Loss (1 knockouts, 0 decisions), 3 No Contests|
|Win||28–1||Manuel Pérez||UD||10||2013-05-10||Detroit Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan|
|Win||27–1||Guy Packer||TKO||3 (10), 1:29||2013-03-23||Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, Michigan|
|Loss||26–1||Zab Judah||TKO||9 (12), 2:27||2012-03-24||Aviator Sports & Events Center, Brooklyn, New York|
|Win||26–0||Rubén Galván||UD||8||2011-10-06||MotorCity, Detroit, Michigan|
|Win||25–0||Tim Coleman||TKO||7 (10), 0:27||2011-08-05||Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California||Won USBA Light Welterweight title.|
|Win||24–0||Emanuel Augustus||UD||8||2011-01-29||Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan|
|Win||23–0||Ramon Guevara||TKO||4 (10), 1:25||2010-11-12||Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Michigan|
|Win||22–0||Courtney Burton||UD||8||2010-07-23||Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Michigan|
|Win||21–0||Juan Santiago||SD||8||2010-05-14||Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California|
|Win||20–0||Oscar León||UD||6||2010-03-27||Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan|
|Win||19–0||Corey Alarcon||UD||6||2010-01-29||Detroit Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan|
|Win||18–0||Damon Antoine||TKO||2 (6), 0:44||2009-12-04||Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Michigan|
|Win||17–0||Jesse Francisco||TKO||2 (4), 1:15||2009-11-13||Detroit Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan|
- Fire and Ice: The Troubled Odyssey of Vernon Paris Accessed: 4/25/2012
- Sares, Ted (October 7, 2008), Fire and Ice: The Troubled Odyssey of Vernon Paris
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