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The Latest: Arrest warrant issued for ex-boxer Vinny Paz

Last Updated Jan 2, 2018 at 6:00 pm ADT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Latest on assault allegations against ex-boxing champion Vinny Paz (all times local):

3:50 p.m.

Police say they issued an arrest warrant for retired boxing champion Vinny Paz after he was accused of attacking a Rhode Island man and sending him to the hospital.

Providence police say they were called to a home early Tuesday morning, where witnesses told them Paz had accused a friend of stealing $16,000 and then assaulted him. The man was taken to the hospital with injuries including several broken teeth, a black eye and bite marks that drew blood.

Police issued an arrest warrant on a felony assault count later Tuesday.

Paz made a series of statements on Twitter and to a local TV station, saying that he was the victim . He told WPRI-TV that he got robbed, “and when that happens, you gotta do what you gotta do.”

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2 p.m.

Retired boxing champion Vinny Paz, whose comeback story after a car crash was dramatized in the 2016 film “Bleed for This,” has been accused of attacking a Rhode Island man and sending him to the hospital.

Providence police say they were called to a home early Tuesday morning. They say when officers arrived, witnesses told them Paz had accused a friend of stealing $16,000 and then assaulted him.

The man was taken to the hospital with injuries including several broken teeth, a black eye and bite marks that drew blood. Witnesses told police that Paz left before police got there.

The ex-champion wrote on Twitter Tuesday morning to “stop” with the nonsense story. He also told WPRI-TV that he got robbed, “and when that happens, you gotta do what you gotta do.”

Police say they are trying to find Paz to speak with him.

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