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Ex-boxing champ Paz pleads no contest but says he's innocent

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) Five-time world boxing champion Vinny Paz pleaded no contest Thursday in Rhode Island to assaulting his girlfriend, and received a one-year suspended sentence and one year of probation.

But not long after he was sentenced, he proclaimed his innocence.

"Nothing happened. I'm always innocent," Paz told reporters gathered outside Kent County District Court.


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