Guillermo Rigondeaux, Shawn Porter, Paulie Malignaggi, James Kirkland, Erislandy Lara and Felix Sturm all turn in impressive victories on a very busy weekend.
Paulie Malignaggi said he never has lost to a southpaw, which Zab Judah is, and that he is unconcerned about the judges despite his rancor over scoring in his past two bouts at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
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 and Zab Judah will meet in Saturday’s clash of Brooklyn natives. Sixteen boxing experts are split over who will win the showdown between the veteran two-division titleholders.
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.
Marcos Maidana says Adrien Broner “has not been tested by a natural welterweight like me. That’s why this is the hardest fight of his life.” Maidana challenges Broner for the WBA 147-pound title on Dec. 14.
IBF welterweight titleholder Devon Alexander sparred for nine weeks in preparation for Saturday’s defense against Shawn Porter. Trainer Kevin Cunningham issued a video of his star boxer sparirng.
Two-division titlewinner Paulie Malignaggi says he had knockout power in his right hand before it was ravaged by repeated injuries and surgeries. Malignaggi faces fellow veteran Zab Judah in their native Brooklyn 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.”
Two-division titlewinners Zab Judah and Paulie Malignaggi, who will fight in their native Brooklyn on Dec. 7, recently turned 36 and 33, respectively. When they meet on Dec. 7, the loser’s career may well be at an end.
Zab Judah once coached Paulie Malignaggi as an amateur but he will fight his fellow two-division titleholder as a professional in their native Brooklyn at Barclays Center on Dec. 7.