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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.

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