Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Vernon Paris: Holt is a Washed Up Bum, Coleman Wins

By Luis Sandoval

Vernon “The Iceman” Paris has an important fight coming up against Zab Judah on March 24th as they headline NBC Sports Network televised card in Brooklyn, NY. While training camp and preparation are going great for Paris, he recently got into a “fight” before stepping in the ring as he and Kendall Holt took to Twitter to spew insults to each other.

Paris was on the most recent edition of BoxingScene’s official audio show The Boxing Lab and addressed the Kendall Holt situation.

“I’m looking at this Kendall Holt thing and he’s going off about how much money he makes. Let me tell you something. I rather not make a dime [if it means] I got to be knocked out. Don’t pay me, you’re not paying me to be knocked out. I want to get paid to win” said Vernon.

“This guy is happy because he got knocked out! I mean why? Have you ever seen anybody happy for getting knocked out? Kendall Holt did."

Paris definitely has the gift of gab and he put it on display leading up to his fight against Tim Coleman last year. Ironically enough, Kendall Holt is now scheduled to fight Coleman later tonight in the main event of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. Despite the animosity Paris and Coleman showed to each other, Paris feels Coleman will come out victorious over Holt.

“I’m going with Tim. Tim’s a hell of a fighter man. Kendall when he fought Danny Garcia I thought it was two old men fighting each other man. The worst damn fight I’ve ever seen in my life. Danny Garcia is slow as hell and Kendall Holt, it’s like what the hell is this? It’s a disgrace. Now Danny Garcia is about to fight for the championship of the world against another old man. Why don’t they fight me though?” spewed Paris.

Even with all their back and forth and war of words, don’t expect Vernon Paris to step in the ring with Kendall Holt anytime soon.

“I would never fight Kendall Holt. For what? Why would I fight that bum for? He’s washed up. What am I going to get out of fighting him? He’s lost four or five times and has been knocked out three or four times” exclaimed an animated Paris.

“I want to fight people that make sense. I want to fight Zab for no other reason than for what it’s for; to get the number one [ranking with the IBF]. Other than that, why would I want to fight Zab?”

Vernon Paris will have a chance to put the Junior Welterweight division on notice and get himself into title contention if he beats Zab Judah in their IBF title eliminator bout on March 24th.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @truewest007. You can also listen to Boxingscene’s official audio show The Boxing Lab every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by BattleAxePurist on 03-17-2012

Seems Coleman was the washed up bum but Paris was the one to thank for that he apparently took his desire to ever fight again giving Holt an easy go of it now that's ironic

Comment by The Gambler1981 on 03-17-2012

I like Venon but personal problems is being rather generous. If Vernon can keep his nose clean guy and keeps focused on the prize he has talent. Him versus Holt would be interesting.

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 03-16-2012

I wonder if Paris saw Holt k.o. Coleman.

Comment by dblaze9 on 03-16-2012

Vernon Paris will Definitely be a Champ one day very soon. People keep sleeping on these MI fighters... He's one of the best at 140 and he will dismantle Zab Judah next weekend.

Comment by Eaner0919 on 03-16-2012

it's up to the local promoter. In that case it was Banner. Had they reached out to us we would have no doubt gloved the TV fights. Shame too because Santana I think broke his hand

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (18)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Ryan Garcia: They're Gonna Say Linares Was Old, Has No Chin When I Catch Him Daily Bread Mailbag: Mayweather-Ortiz, Canelo, Plant, More Ivan Golub on Training With Lomachenko, Targeting Big Names at 147 Junior Younan Inks Managerial Pact With Peter Kahn Fortuna's Promoter Will Not Allow Haney-Campbell Clash To Come Off Arum on Fury-Wilder: Investors in Macau Ready To Put Up The Money Curtis Cokes: 'Boxing Has Been My Life' Berchelt's Trainer: Lomachenko is The One We Want To Beat! Felix Verdejo Improving His Skills in Training, Says Salas Deontay Wilder Breaks His Silence, Speaks On Black Lives Matter Movement Erickson Lubin's Coach: We Accept Gausha's Challenge Manager: Salamov, Vlasov Waiting To Hear From Top Rank For Fight Date Toka Kahn Clary Pulls Out of ESPN Co-Feature Against Abraham Nova Hatton: I Would've Beaten Anyone Night I Fought Tszyu, Including Mayweather Jerry Forrest Inks Promotional Pact With Lou DiBella Tom Schwarz Could Be Facing Charges For Alleged Assault on Woman Stevenson: Mayweather Comparisons Feel Good, But I'm Gonna Surpass Floyd Golden Boy Pleased With WBC Restoring Crews-Dezurn's Title Reign Devin Haney vs. Luke Campbell Eyed For August or September Nonito Donaire: I Know After Inoue Fight I Have A Lot Of Gas In My Tank Crawford: Garcia No Joke For Spence; Sturdier, Punches Harder Than Porter Arum Explains How "The Bubble" Will Work at Upcoming Top Rank Events Ellerbe: Badou Jack's Number One Option Is Rematch With Jean Pascal Melissa Oddessa Turns Pro, Will Be Guided By Andre Rozier Chisora Sees No Issue With More Boxing in Saudi Arabia - Explains Why Golden Boy Prez: Canelo Has 5 or 6 Options - GGG is Not One! News: Mitchell Barton, Quinton Randall, Jonathan Walsh Caraballo: If Stevenson Thinks I'm Easy, It’s Gonna Be A Long Night For Him Manny Pacquiao Might Fight Golovkin, Freddie Roach Says Holyfield Breaks Down His Strategy in Upset of Mike Tyson Ryan Garcia Return Still on Track For July 4, Says Golden Boy Prez Eleider Alvarez Expects Fireworks With Dangerous Joe Smith Arum: We Didn't Feel UFC Testing Protocols In Florida Were Adequate Boxer-Turned-Nurse Kim Clavel To Receive Pat Tillman Award At ESPYS Barrera Concerned: I Hope Kovalev is Not Back on The Vodka Whyte Slams Fury, Erupts Over Arum's Talk of Delaying Mandatory Shot Julio Cesar Martinez Hoping To Fight in July and September Johnny Garton Announces Retirement From Boxing Claressa Shields Wants 3-Minute Rounds, Equality In Women's Boxing Thurman: I'm More Open To A Rematch With Porter Than He Might Believe
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement