Vinny Pazienza/Photo courtesy of BoxRec
Vinny Pazienza had quite the career, winning major world titles in the lightweight and junior middleweight divisions before sustaining a broken neck in a car accident shortly after he stopped Gilbert Dele in the 12th round to win the junior middleweight championship in October 1991.
Pazienza was told he might not ever walk again. Not only did he walk, he came back and boxed over 10 more years. It’s the stuff movies are made of, so the movie of Pazienza’s life – entitled “Bleed For This” – will be released in November. Playing Pazienza will be Miles Teller. Martin Scorsese is one of the film’s executive producers. Check out the trailer.