Advertisement
Advertisement

Adviser: Malignaggi in Line for Mayweather w/Porter Win

by David P. Greisman

A win over Shawn Porter on Saturday night on Showtime would not only give Paulie Malignaggi a welterweight title belt — Malignaggi’s adviser also believes that such a victory would put Malignaggi into contention for a fight with Floyd Mayweather.

“We are not looking past Porter tomorrow night. We know we have our hands full, but we know Paulie can deal with him cerebrally, stylistically and physically,” Anthony Catanzaro told BoxingScene.com on Friday in Washington, D.C. “But I feel looking at the landscape of the welterweight division, a win against Shawn Porter for Paulie’s third world title and second in the welterweight weight class, we have to be mentioned as far as the Mayweather sweepstakes are concerned.

“Paulie’s still one of the biggest names out there. He brings a lot more to the table than the average fighter, commercially. We sell tickets. He makes for good TV. He’s still a world-class fighter after all these years, and that’s a testament to his boxing skills, boxing IQ and internal fortitude and character,” Catanzaro said.

The next question turned to the marketability of such a bout, given that Mayweather’s opponents need to be sold as posing a threat to the undefeated champion.

“Floyd hasn’t been in the ring in a while with a guy who can pose tactical problems for him in the ring,” Catanzaro responded. “With all due respect to the guys he’s fighting, guys want to bum rush and maul him. And if you don’t have the foot speed, which we saw in the Canelo [Alvarez] fight, you’re basically tailor-made for him and will get picked apart. I do feel [Marcos] Maidana deserves the Mayweather fight, but I also feel that stylistically he falls right into the Mayweather game plan.”

Pick up a copy of David’s new book, “Fighting Words: The Heart and Heartbreak of Boxing,” at http://bit.ly/fightingwordsamazon or internationally at http://bit.ly/fightingwordsworldwide . Send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tay Roc on 04-20-2014

Paulie did enough in the fight to earn a shot at Mayweather

Comment by HAY-B on 04-20-2014

paulie's advisers' dream just got shattered.

Comment by Pu·gi·list on 04-19-2014

Thank you Porter for preventing another cherrypick.

Comment by uniquehump on 04-19-2014

Whew!! I guess Porter ended this nonsense.l

Comment by Fighting_Pride on 04-19-2014

oh sh*t anither cherry pick by fraud [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (118)
Top Headlines De La Hoya Sees Big Things For Niko 'Baby Face' Valdez Photos/Weights: Ganigan Lopez, Jonathan Taconing on Point Oscar Negrete: I Have To Be at My Best Against Bustos Dolton, Ghvamichava Meet in July 12 PBC on FS1 Headliner De La Hoya: Canelo a 154-Pounder, Golovkin Fight in 2017 Ryabinsky: WADA Has Ruled, Certified Povetkin as Clean Golovkin vs. Eubank: Hearn Gives Update on Finalizing Terms Oscar Negrete Wants a Title Shot After Bustos Fight Sammy Vasquez To Face Felix Diaz, Collazo is Out With Injury Anthony Joshua is a 4/1 Favorite To Win BBC SPOTY Award Photos: Andre Ward Throws Ceremonial First Pitch in Oakland Photos: Jamel Herring vs. Denis Shafikov Open Workouts Photos: Mikaela Lauren, Klara Svensson Go Face To Face Zac Dunn Stops Carlos Jerez In Five, Remains Unbeaten Promoter: David Benavidez Will Become Youngest 168 Champ Daniel Jacobs Rips Mora, Says Billy Joe Saunders Rejected Fight Golovkin Focuses on Middleweight Legacy, Canelo in Rearview Frank Warren: Wilder, Fury Would Outwork, Outfight Joshua Hearn: After Watching Thurman-Porter - I Know Brook is Better! Joshua Gormley To Face Andy Ruiz on July 16, Detroit Anthony Joshua's Fall Options: Stiverne, Jennings, Pulev, Parker Keith Thurman Very Interested in Facing Kell Brook in The Fall Wilder Embraces VADA, Feels Drug Testing Should Be Year-Round Margarito: Canelo Will Not Be Able To Help His Brother! Golovkin's Promoter: Eubank in The UK Would Be Huge Event Luis Rosa vs. Luis Hinojosa Ends in First Round No-Contest Peter Quillin Mulling New Direction, Move To Super Middleweight Ricky Burns, Kirill Relikh Have 30 Days To Reach a Deal Soto-Karass vs. Kamegai II Eyed For Canelo vs. Smith PPV Telemundo Weights From Mexico City: Ruiz 130, Diaz 129 Jezreel Corrales-Jason Sosa Ordered To Collide By The WBA James Kirkland in Training, Reunites With Ann Wolfe Canelo Back on 'Regular' HBO? - Door is Open For December Rau'Shee Warren vs. Jamie McDonnell Ordered By The WBA Jose Felix Jr. Returns on August 27 on Marriaga vs. Robb Card Thurman-Porter Final Ratings: 3.1 Million Viewers, Highest of '16 Erkan Teper, Despite Suspension, Returns To Face Rossy Deontay Wilder, Chris Arreola Take Part in VADA Testing Jarrell Miller vs. Fred Kassi on August 19th, Showtime Ogogo To Eubank Jr: After Golovkin Bashes You Up - I'll Be Ready!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement