MEANWHILE, MALIGNAGGI-VYACHESLAV SENCHENKO IS IN THE WORKS
Malignaggi said negotiations are ongoing for a bout opposite unbeaten WBA 147-pound beltholder Vyacheslav Senchenko (32-0, 21 KOs) THE RING’s No. 5-rated welterweight from the Ukraine,.
The 33-year-old Senchenko (32-0, 21 KO) is trained by Freddie Roach, as is Khan. Malignaggi has won three consecutive welterweight bouts since losing to Khan, and is coming off a one-sided 10-round unanimous decision victory Orlando Lora on Oct. 1.
Quotable: “I’m facing the best Lamont Peterson. I’m going to be ready for whatever he brings to the table. I’ve fought a few guys in their home states. That’s fine. I know that when I go into the ring that I win fights convincingly,” . I’ll be strong and I’ll be smart and I’ll be two steps ahead of Lamont Peterson.
“If it means that I have to be far ahead of him that much, I’ll be ready for this fight. I will win this fight convincingly. For me, coming to D.C. is normal. I have no pressure on me. I really feel that I will have more fans there than Lamont Peterson, and that makes me feel like I’m at home,” Amir Khan, two days prior to losing his WBA/IBF junior welterweight belts to Lamont Peterson on Dec. 10.
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