Paul Malignaggi presided over the final press conference for Thursday’s Victor Ortiz-Luis Collazo showdown at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The presser included the co-featured fighters of the Fox Sports 1 show, Eddie Gomez, Daquan Arnett, and Gary Russell Jr.
Welterweight contender Paul Malignaggi told RingTV’s Bill Emes that he’d love to face the Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana winner following his dominant decision over Zab Judah. “That (WBA welterweight) title belongs to me,” said Malignaggi, who added that he’d be willing to face 140-pound champ Danny Garcia at welterweight.
A disappointed Zab Judah spoke to the media after losing a one-sided decision to Paul Malignaggi. “He had a better game plan,” said the former 140- and 147-pound champ. “I couldn’t close the distance. His timing and movement was good.” Judah, 36, says he will continue his long career and stay at welterweight.
Paul Malignaggi turned his “Brawl for Brooklyn” against Zab Judah into a pure boxing match for borough bragging rights by out-jabbing and outworking his fellow former champ en route to a one-sided and somewhat uneventful decision.
Paul Malignaggi boxed one of the most disciplined and effective matches of his career, out-jabbing, outworking and out-thinking fellow veteran Zab Judah over 12 rounds to earn a lopsided unanimous decision by scores of 116-111 and 117-110 (twice) on Saturday in Brooklyn, N.Y.
You can watch today’s Zab Judah-Paul Malignaggi weigh-in right now, right here on RingTV.com thanks to Showtime’s live video stream.
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Former junior welterweight titleholder Amir Khan, who is in New York to work Showtime’s Zab Judah-Paul Malignaggi broadcast on Saturday, says a fight between him and Floyd Mayweather makes more sense than any other match available to boxing’s No. 1 attraction.
Zab Judah has been in boxing so long – 18 years as a pro – that he inspired Paul Malignaggi when his fellow Brooklynite was an amateur. Judah says he once sparred with a young Malignaggi, who says it never happened, but the two vets will definitely trade leather when they fight as pros on Saturday.
Zab Judah talks about facing fellow two-division titleholder and Brooklyn-bred veteran Paul Malignaggi on Dec. 7 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the impetuousness of youth, being in the game 18 years, returning to welterweight, Brooklyn rivalries and pride with NYC boxing media.
Paul Malignaggi spoke to the NYC sports press about his Dec. 7 showdown with Zab Judah at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, contemplating retirement, plans to sign with Al Haymon, boxing politics and media, and more after the recent press conference for the Judah fight.
Paul Malignaggi spent more time blasting the boxing media during the Tuesday kick-off press conference for his Dec. 7 fight with Zab Judah at Barclays Center in Brooklyn than he did talking about the showdown with his fellow Brooklynite veteran.
Adrien Broner announced that he would let the fans decide who he fights next after he lifted Paul Malignaggi’s WBA 147-pound title. The fans have spoken and they want Broner to face hard-punching No. 1 junior welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse next, according to a RingTV.com poll.
Adrien Broner told the boxing media that Paul Malignaggi felt his power after taking the veteran’s WBA welterweight title. “As soon as he felt my power he ran from me,” said Broner, who added that Maligaggini was a “good survivor.”
Paul Malignaggi dismissed Adrien Broner after losing his WBA welterweight title via split decision to the upstart on Saturday. “I don’t think he did enough to take my title,” said Malignaggi, who added that Broner pales in comparison to Miguel Cotto and Amir Khan.
Adrien Broner spoke to the boxing media after Thursday’s heated final press conference for his Showtime-televised challenge to WBA welterweight beltholder Paul Malignaggi on Saturday. He says he’s not trying to get under Malignaggi’s skin but he’ll attack the veteran directly on fight night.