Name: Vinny Pazienza
Alias: Pazmanian Devil / Vinny Paz
Birth Name: Vincenzo Pazienza
Birthplace: Cranston, Rhode Island, USA
Hometown: Cranston, Rhode Island, USA
Height: 5′ 7½″ / 171cm
Reach: 70½″ / 179cm
Boxing Record: click
Trainers: Lou Duva and Kevin Rooney
Vinny Pazienza Gallery
Pazienza moved up in weight and knocked out the undefeated Gilbert Dele to win the WBA junior middleweight championship on October 1, 1991.
Six weeks after the Dele fight, Pazienza fractured his neck in a car accident. He had to wear a head and neck brace that included a metal "halo" to keep his head stationary.
Pazienza legally changed his last name to Paz in 2000.
Vinny Paz was elected to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011.
- Pazienza has a record of 2-6 (1 KOs) in world title fights.
- Pazienza has a record of 8-7 (2 KOs) against former world champions:
Minor & Regional Titles
- USBA Junior Middleweight Title (1991)
- IBO Super Middleweight Title (1993)
- IBC Super Middleweight Title (1994)
- WBU Super Middleweight Title (1996)
| IBF Lightweight Champion
1987 Jun 7 – 1988 Feb 6
| WBA Light Middleweight Champion
1991 Oct 1 – 1992
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