PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island say that ex-boxing champion Vinny Paz, whose comeback story after a car crash was dramatized in the 2016 film “Bleed for This,” has turned himself to face a felony assault charge.
WJAR-TV reports that Paz surrendered Wednesday morning, a day after Providence Police issued an arrest warrant. Paz is accused of beating a man and sending him to the hospital.
Paz was set to be arraigned later in the morning in Providence District Court.
Paz made a series of statements on Twitter and to local media on Tuesday defending his actions and 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.”