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 Last update:  8/23/2009       Read more by Rick Reeno         
   
Amir Khan vs Paulie Malignaggi? DiBella Wants it
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By Rick Reeno

Promoter Lou DiBella is already making plans to secure another major fight for Paulie Malignaggi, the former IBF junior welterweight champion. Malignaggi lost a twelve round decision to Juan Diaz on Saturday night in Houston, Texas. Many of the ringside observers, including a good portion of the viewing audience and HBO's unofficial score keeper Harold Lederman - scored the fight for Malignaggi.

Despite the setback, DiBella sees a lot of world class opportunities for Malignaggi. While some have disagreed on the scores, almost everyone agrees that Malignaggi put on his best performance since the title winning effort over Lovemore N'dou in June of 2007.

Following the event, DiBella spoke with BoxingScene.com about some of the post-fight plans for the "Magic Man." The fight he would really like to make is Paulie Malignaggi vs. WBA junior welterweight champion Amir Khan. Based on some of the recent happenings, Khan should have the ability to make an optional defense before facing either Marcos Maidana or Dmitriy Salita.

"I thought Paulie looked great tonight. He fought one hell of a fight. I would really like to put him in the ring with Amir Khan. If that fight can't be made, and Juan Manuel Marquez loses against to [Floyd] Mayweather, then I would probably try to get him a fight with Marquez," DiBella said.




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comment by Mr. Philadel, on 08-29-2009
good fight!!!.....I like this match-up :boxing:

comment by Oriachim, on 08-29-2009
I'd love to see this fight happen! Speed Vs Speed, will be awesome.

comment by Drunk Punch, on 08-29-2009
If Hatton can outbox Paulie, Khan will make him look like he's moving in slow motion.

comment by peewee1460, on 08-29-2009
[QUOTE=timba1988]The fact is, Khan will absolutely embarrass Paulie. To beat Khan you need power, Paulie just doesn't have it. Khan has a better jab, better speed, better power, and a better defence. Khan out boxes Paulie all night, or stops him late.[/QUOTE] i hate to say this but you're dead...

comment by BetterCallSaul, on 08-29-2009
The fact is, Khan will absolutely embarrass Paulie. To beat Khan you need power, Paulie just doesn't have it. Khan has a better jab, better speed, better power, and a better defence. Khan out boxes Paulie all night, or stops him late.

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