Paulie Malignaggi: “Floyd Mayweather gets no appreciation, but he’s just so dominant, that they have to just deal with it…I’m not saying that I’m as dominant as Floyd, but I consider myself to be a real craftsman of the sport. I’m a true craftsman of boxing.”
Former junior welterweight champ Ricky Hatton’s Nov. 24 comeback fight agaisnt former welterweight beltholder Vyacheslav Senchenko will be televised live on Showtime, the U.S. premium cable network announced on Friday.
A once-paralyzed, former cancer patient, Danny Jacobs was ecstatic in victory: “No moment has ever been greater than right now. This moment means the world to me. They told me that I would never walk or box again, and I proved everybody wrong.”
Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi: “It feels really good that things are turning around for me, and it feels really good that there’s a lot of positive things going on for me inside of the ring and outside of the ring.”
Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson yesterday registered his delight at Ricky Hatton’s comback next month, but warned the British boxer not to go out of his way “to prove how tough he is” as a fighter.
Paulie Malignaggi: “When you’re someone like me, and you’re fighting out of Brooklyn, the only reason you dream of fighting out of Madison Square Garden is because there was never something like the Barclays Arena in Brooklyn to keep dreaming about.”
Freddie Roach, Alex Ariza and Miguel Diaz have had a rocky relationship in the past, and one of the challenges of this Saturday night will be for the trio to set aside their differences and work together in Manny Pacquiao’s corner.
Although he calls Tim Bradley a “handsome” fighter, Manny Pacquiao’s ready to mess up the challenger’s pretty face.
Paulie Malignaggi on his knockout of Vyacheslav Senchenko: “Considering all of the pressure in this fight, and considering the circumstances surrounding this fight, you could make a case that this was my best and most complete performance.”
Former titleholder Paulie Malignaggi is confident that he can defeat Ukrainian WBA welterweight beltholder Vyacheslav Senchenko on his home turf. Does the champion have the skills to wipe the smile from “The Magic Man’s” face?
Paulie Malignaggi wants to notch a key victory against WBA welterweight titleholder Vyacheslav Senchenko in April, with an eye on headlining at the Barclays Center in his native Brooklyn, N.Y.