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Police: Boxer Paul Spadafora put brother, fought with the police

PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh police say a former lightweight boxing champ Paul Spadafora stabbed his brother during a quarrel, then fought with officers who intervened.

Police say the 41-year-old Spadafora stabbed his brother Wednesday night and threatened the police to say: “I’m going to kill them.” The police says that they used a stun gun on him after he tried to throw something at them.

Spadafora was jailed on charges including aggravated assault and terrorist threat.

His lawyer, Phil DiLucente, says the holidays are emotional for families.” He says that he will comment before Spadafora preliminary hearing Jan. 4.

Spadafora, the once-promising career has been marred by arrests and convictions. He won the vacant International Boxing Federation lightweight belt in 1999, when he was 23, but she had the belt after he was indicted in a shooting.

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