Assassin Victim Returns; Vernon Paris Lives To Fight!

11.09.06 - 3 point-blank gunshots downed Vernon “Iceman” Paris on the streets of Detroit earlier this summer but the unbeaten (5-0 with 4 KOs) light-welterweight climbed to his feet and miraculously survived. Now, with two bullets still lodged in his body, the 18 year-old prospect returns to the ring this Friday at the Little River Casino in Manistee, Michigan..

Paris bounced back quickly from the July 25th attempted assassination and credits his determination to become world champion as a major reason for the recovery. “Even when he was in the hospital bed, motionless, with bullets lodged near his spine – we weren’t even sure he’d walk again and he was talking about being a world champion. This kid has a big heart.” said Carlos Llinas, Paris’ promoter.

Paris, a standout amateur once handled by Emanuel Steward, will fight Florida’s Jean Petit Homme on the undercard of Joe Mesi-Jason Weiss alongside middleweight KO artist Tyrone Brunson (12-0 with 12KOs all first round!), WIBA female world lightweight champion Kara Ro (13-0), Unbeaten Jr. welter Dan Wallace (7-0), veteran heavyweight David “The Boss” Bostice.

Article posted on 12.09.2006

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