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Former Boxing Champ -- Glove-Hate Relationship

10/30/2010 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The gloves are off for five-time world champ Vinny Paz -- we're told sets of his autographed boxing mitts are making the rounds among collectors ... but according to him, the signatures are fake.

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The boxer's rep tells TMZ, a New Jersey autograph dealer has been mixing the good with the bad -- i.e. selling authentic sports memorabilia alongside counterfeit crap -- and Vinny is one of his victims.

The Pazmanian Devil has since been trying to get the word out -- warning potential collectors of the bootleg swag -- but we're told the damage has already been done. According to his rep, Vinny's lawyer is on the counter attack ... and will be firing off some vicious legal papers any day now.

Calls to the alleged counterfeiter haven't been returned.

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11 COMMENTS

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1.

Jim    

His name is Vinny Pazienza - not Vinny Paz. You guys are the worst reporters on the planet.

1266 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

why would anyone want his gloves?
they should be punched.
he would be better off working in a pizza joint.
wonder what they sell for??10.00

1266 days ago
3.

John Cannon    

His full legal name is now Vinny Paz. This guy made the greatest comeback in sports history. GOOGLE HIM !!

1266 days ago
4.

Kim    

Is he doing the Snooki pout?

1266 days ago
5.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

please move this to "washed up italian boxers TMZ"
please

1266 days ago
6.

Deedee    

He looks like another Jersey Shore idiot.

1265 days ago
7.

Baba OReilly    

He is still alive? Who would have thought?

1265 days ago
8.

en Todo Momento!!    

what? did he give them a counterfeit phone number, too??! lol!!

1265 days ago
9.

Michelle     

Actually, his name is legally Vinnie Paz. He changed it a few years ago.

1264 days ago
10.

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1263 days ago
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Ilise2428    

he's my neighbor..he literally has a brown house with a pink garage and pink trim..he's a weirdo

1261 days ago

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