Paulie Malignaggi on Saturday’s bout with Zab Judah: “Back in the Roman times, you never knew who you fought, but you fought to the death. Sometimes, you probably did have to fight your friend and it was either him or you.”
Paulie Malignaggi says he is motivated to defeat Zab Judah, despite the fact that the Brooklyn natives are friends. Malignaggi and Judah headline a Showtime-televised card at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Saturday.
Devon Alexander’s trainer Kevin Cunningham: “Shawn Porter is going to find out that he’s in way out of his league and that they bit off more than they can chew. That’s going to be crystal clear on Dec. 7.”
Former junior welterweight and welterweight titleholder Randall Bailey ended a 13 month ring absence with Saturday’s disqualification victory over Humberto Toledo.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer contends that Ricky Hatton still is deserving of a rematch with Paulie Malignaggi despite Saturday’s knockout loss to Vyacheslav Senchenko, whom Malignaggi stopped in April.
Will Andre Berto’s 15-month layoff end with a victory over Robert Guerrero, or will Guerrero earn his 15th consecutive victory over Berto?
Andre Berto said the positive drug test “didn’t have anything to do with any type of drug enhancement, or any type of testosterone or EPO or none of that type of stuff.”
Randall Bailey: “Eventually, I’m going to catch up to Devon Alexander. And when I do, it’s going to be trouble for him.”
Promoter Lou DiBella: “I don’t care who you are, if Randall Bailey hits you on the button, you’re going to be knocked out.”