Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Malignaggi-Berto, Matthysse-Maidana Bouts Are Possible

By Rick Reeno

As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, a proposed fight between WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi, and "Sugar" Shane Mosley, has fallen apart for April 27th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Malignaggi (32-4, 7KOs) told BoxingScene that he wants to fight former champion Marcos Maidana (33-3, 30KOs) on the April date.

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, who promotes both Malignaggi and Maidana, has two fights in mind - and they don't include the those boxers facing each other.

Schaefer would like to match Malignaggi against former two-time welterweight champion Andre Berto (28-2, 22KOs). In his last fight, Berto lost a spirited twelve round decision to Robert Guerrero in November. A fight between Berto and Malignaggi was briefly discussed a few years ago, when both boxers were promoted by Lou DiBella.

In terms of Maidana, Schaefer wants to match him in a mouthwatering fight against Argentine countryman Lucas Matthysse (32-2, 30KOs). Matthysse would first have to take care of business on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, where he faces Mike Dallas Jr. in a Showtime televised fight.

"I'm hoping that Lucas wins this weekend because one of the fights that I've been discussing is Lucas Matthysse and Marcos Maidana. That's a fight that we want to do," Schaefer told BoxingScene.com.

"Another fight that I'm interested in doing is Andre Berto against Paulie Malignaggi. I want to see what happens with Lucas, but I think this is a fight that fight fans really want to see - Matthysse against Maidana. That is one fight that I'm going to try to make and then see if I can make Berto against Malignaggi."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lutenco on 01-24-2013

[QUOTE="Smokin Sugar";12948926]Malignaggi vs Maidana, Mathysse vs Garcia, Mosley vs Berto!!!!! One card!!!! I'll pay for it and I'll hype it to everyone!!![/QUOTE] I agree..I agree!!!

Comment by lutenco on 01-24-2013

BERTO doesn't deserve another title shot soon;MALIGNAGGI vs MAIDANA is legit and a great fight to watch;i can't wait for AYDIN vs SOTO KARASS anyway!!!

Comment by "Smokin Sugar" on 01-24-2013

Malignaggi vs Maidana, Mathysse vs Garcia, Mosley vs Berto!!!!! One card!!!! I'll pay for it and I'll hype it to everyone!!!

Comment by any craic lad? on 01-24-2013

GBP doing everything in there power too make sure Garcia makes it too the fight with Khan like Lucas and Maidana said themselves they dont wanna fight and besides are good at there current weights

Comment by thuggery on 01-24-2013

I'm tired of hearing about Berto, he's a useless fuc[COLOR="Black"]k[/COLOR] without his steroids.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (66)
Top Headlines Wilder To Hearn: Add Joshua To Whyte Deal - I'll Whip Their Asses! Video: Kathy Duva Breaks Down HBO Triple, Kovalev's Return Video: Jason Sosa Discusses Yuriorkis Gamboa Showdown Sullivan Barrera to face Sergey Kovalev or Dmitry Bivol in 2018? Farmer Confident of Title Win: None of These Dudes Can Beat Me! Austin Trout: I Would Love To Fight Julian Williams Shabranskyy Sparred With Bivol, Benavidez for Kovalev Fight Video: Yuriorkis Gamboa Discusses Career, Jason Sosa Clash Video: Sergey Kovalev Talks Ward, Shabranskyy, Car Accident David Haye Vows To Recover, To Come Back Strong in 2018 Golovkin Blown Away By Treatment in The Motherland - Mexico Photos: Yuriorkis Gamboa, Jason Sosa - Go Face To Face Photos: Sullivan Barrera, Felix Valera - Square Up in New York City Photos: Kovalev, Shabranskyy - Face To Face at Final Presser Peltz: Sosa-Gamboa Will Be HBO's Fight of the Night Saturday Eubank Sr. Takes a Deep Dig at Groves' Trainer Shane McGuigan Parker Promoter To Hearn: Worry About Joshua's Chin, Not Presser! James Toney To Joshua: Put on Big-Boy Pants, Come Fight in U.S. News: Cornflake LaManna, Blair Cobbs, Liliana Palmera, More Hearn Thinks Parker Promoter is Bonkers After Presser on Joshua Oscar Valdez To Target Carl Frampton Showdown in 2018 Gary Russell Jr: Will Golden Boy Promotions Let Diaz Fight Me? Duva: 'Irrelevant' Stevenson Has No Interest in Fighting Kovalev Eubank Sr: I Don't See How George Groves Will Go The Distance Wanheng Menayothin Goes for 49-0 in Upcoming Defense Pedro Guevara on Shiro Loss: In Mexico I Could've Gotten Decision McCullough, McCarthy, Ward and Crocker Eager For More Nathaniel Gallimore Stays Busy With Knockout Victory Parker: I'll Make Tyson Fury Rich By Knocking Anthony Joshua Out! Agron Smakici: I Want To Fight With Alexander Dimitrenko Pacquiao Fed Up With Politics, Roach Hopes He Stops Boxing Vijender Singh Expects To Face Rocky Fielding in March Shabranskyy Prepared To Do Everything Possible To Beat Kovalev Chocolatito To Return in April or May, Possibly on Canelo-GGG II Rey Vargas Expects Fireworks With Oscar Negrete at MSG Devon Alexander: I'm Ready To Fight Anybody Out There Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno in Play For WBC Interim-Belt Team Parker Dare 'Glass Chin' Joshua To Accept 65-35 or Else Devon Alexander Out-Classes Castillo in First Fight in Two Years Gennady Golovkin is Honored By The Mayor of Mexico City
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement