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.
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.
As part of the wrap-up to last Saturday’s majority decision by Floyd Mayweather Jr. over Canelo Alvarez, Showtime will air the final episode of All Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo.
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.
Bob Arum on Jimmy Kimmel’s spoof of Manny Pacquiao: “Something like that is so invaluable in promoting a fight. It gets to an audience that isn’t necessarily into boxing. There’s no telling what effect it has.”
Having endured past issues with depression, including suicidal thoughts, former titleholder Ricky Hatton says he’s already won the battle whether he wins or loses Saturday night’s welterweight clash with Vyacheslav Senchenko.