PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ex-boxing champion Vinny Paz has posted a stream of messages on Twitter insisting he’s the victim of a man Paz is charged with assaulting.

Paz was charged with felony assault against 34-year-old Nathanael Lavoie. He’s due back in court in April.

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Paz says Lavoie stole $16,000 from him. Lavoie told WJAR-TV on Thursday that he didn’t, and says Paz sucker punched him when he burst into his home Jan. 2.

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Paz responded on Twitter “The crime was committed against me so stop !!! ” and “He can deny all he wants the truth always comes out how about that .”

The 55-year-old Paz is a five-time world champion who broke his neck in a car crash. His comeback story was dramatized in the 2016 film “Bleed for This,” starring Miles Teller.

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