Man Accused Of Assault Speaks Out

May 22, 2012 Updated May 22, 2012 at 8:13 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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May 22, 2012 Updated May 22, 2012 at 8:13 AM EDT

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. ( WKBW ) The man accused of assaulting a local boxer says he was simply defending himself.

30 year old Michael Vicki says he did not start the fight with welterweight boxer Nick Casal.

Casal ended up in the hospital after the fight on May 12th.

In a statement made in court, Vicki says he had no choice but to defend himself after being attached by Casal.

The case now heads to a grand jury.