This text will bring you some interesting information and details from the life of a professional boxer. This boxer has gained a lot of success and was very popular around the world. He gained many fans and made 60 career struggles.

This text will bring you information about Vinny Paz boxer who finished his career but was very popular. He still has a lot of fans around the world and he has a movie that came out in 2017. He had a lot of success during his career and if you followed this sport, you surely heard about him.

In this text we will reveal more details about his life and his career. This text will bring you some information that you maybe did not know until now.

Early Years

Vinny Pazienza was born December 16, 1962 in Cranston, Rhode Island, USA. His real name is Vincenzo Pazienza, but he’s known through his life and career as Vinny. He was born in a modest family that tried to provide a good and peaceful life. He was the youngest child and grew up with 2 sisters.

They always took care of him and they wanted him to help him progress and become a good student. He was always interested in sports and was very physically ready. He always liked to train and to do physical work. He did not like to learn and wanted to become an athlete. When he grew up and went to high school he always took care of his sisters.

His love for boxing woke up when he was 12 years old. He watched one game on television and realized that this is a sport with which he would like to deal with in the future. He thought that this was a very interesting and difficult sport and he wanted to find out more about him and to start training.

He started training when he was 13 years old at a local boxing club. His family advised him that this is a dangerous sport and they wanted to direct him to some other area. But Vinny was still stubborn and wanted to try to deal with this sport.

In the local boxing club he received a lot of support from the then coach. The coach considered Vinny to have a huge talent and the necessary physical strength for this sport. They started cooperation and the coach promised that he would make a top boxer from him. He trained every day until his 15th year when he decided to apply for the first Junior Boxing Tournament.

He managed to win 2 wins in this tournament and people recognized his talent for boxing. After this tournament he also received support from his family who stated that they would be with him through his career. Vinny devoted all his spare time to training and left the school because he wanted to devote himself 100% to the trainings. He had the first incident with the police when he was 16 years old.

He then attacked a local guy who harassed his sister. Vinny injured him for physical injuries and had to spend 2 days in the police. After this incident, he stated that no one can disturb his family and not regret what he did. He had the support of a trainer and family who said that Vinny was a good and quiet boy, but that he had to protect his family.


Vinny started his career at junior tournaments, but his professional career began in the 80s. He then started to build his career on the east coast. He created a great reputation on the east coast because he was winning great boxers. He managed to win big boxers like Melvin Paul, Joe Frazier, Harry Arroyo, Nelson Bolanos and Roberto Elizondo.

He gained a lot of respect and won victories over these boxers and became one of the main favorites for the title in his competition. He mostly won in these struggles with knockout. He got a lot of fans around the USA and many people wanted to watch his fights.

After his great victories at the beginning of his career, in 1987 he was given the opportunity to fight for the title. In Providence, Rhode Island he challenged Greg Hugen for the title of the world lightweight champion. This fight was great and after 15 rounds Vinny managed to win and win his first career title.

Vinny was hungry for success and he wanted to win all possible titles in different categories in quick time. He had a number of failures in these ventures. In 1988 he lost in the fight against the WBC champion Roger Mayweather. After this fight, he was very disappointed, but said he would not give up.

In 1990, he lost two titles. The first match was lost to WBO champion Hector Camacho and the second from WBA World champion Loreto Garza. These defeats brought him disappointment, but he did not want to give up. In 1991, he transferred to the middleweight division. In this category he had much more serious opponents and he had to train much more. He made a victory in his first games and then got the chance to fight for the title of USBA.

He managed to win against Ron Amundsen in the 12th round and managed to win title. After that he had a fight against the WBA world champion in the middleweight category and managed to beat him. He became the first boxer in history to win the title in the lightweight and middleweight category.

In 1992, Vinny experienced a traffic accident in which he broke his neck. The doctors told him that it would take a long time to recover, but that there was a possibility that he would no longer be able to deal with boxing.

He was very sad and disappointed in his life because this accident happened to him at the height of his career. He had to carry a metal medical device around his neck called “Halo”. He wore this device for 5 months and after that he had to perform certain exercises to recover.

The doctors advised him to no longer deal with boxing, as this could affect his health. He did not listen to these tips and after 13 months he returned to the ring again. His fans were very happy because he would watch his fights again. His first match was against the future WBC World Champions in the middleweight category – Luis Santana. Vinny managed to win, and that was his big return. After this match, Vinny managed to win several important victories and managed to win new titles.

In 2001, he changed his real name to Paz. After this, he had several more fights, and the last match was in 2004 when he won. After this he finished his career and during his career he scored 50 wins and 10 losses. During his career, he earned about $ 2 million.

Personal Life

Vinny always kept his private life during his career and he did not like to give details to the public. During his career, he had a lot of problems with the police and he ended up in detention several times. He also worked on television and took part in several popular shows.

He also featured in the Police Academy film and this role has brought him additional popularity.

In 2016, he made a film that describes his life and his return to the ring after a traffic accident. In this film, people could see how his recovery was going and how he managed to return to the ring. This film was another milestone in his career, as he managed to make additional financial gain in this way.

Quick Summary

Full name: Vinny Pazienza

Date of birth: December 16, 1962

Birthplace: Cranston, Rhode Island, USA

Age: 56

Profession: Boxer

Height: 179 cm

Weight: 85 kg

Net Worth: $2 million