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Malignaggi Discusses His Training Camp For Senchenko

By Ryan Burton

Former junior welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi is about a month away from his title fight against WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko. Malignaggi has trained for his most recent fights at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, CA under the tutelage of Eric Brown. With Senchenko being trained by Wild Card owner Freddie Roach, Brown and the fighter of Italian-American descent have moved their training camp to the East Coast.

"In New York I have just been making my rounds where I get sparring. I have been over in Sadam Ali's gym (to spar with Ali) and on Monday I trained at the Passaic, New Jersey PAL and sparred with Glenn Tapia," said Malignaggi as he advised us of his chief sparring partners.

Malignaggi also advised BoxingScene that he will be leaving for Milan on April 9th. He plans on having the final two weeks of his training camp in Italy so that he will be acclimated to the difference in time zones when he steps in the ring against  Senchenko in the Ukraine.

"In Milan I will be training at the new OPI 2000 boxing gym.  Training in Milan is just to get used to the time zone a little better.  It will feel good because I have friends and also some family living in Milan," stated Malignaggi.

Senchenko-Malignaggi will be available in U.S. via Integrated Sports pay-per-view.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 03-30-2012

[QUOTE=jsfd26;11947826]Wtf... Paulie actually got some skills. I don't remember watching any of his fights and NOT being entertained even with no KO power. Did you not see his hands after the Cotto (Jose) fight? He has real bad hands and…

Comment by LAPete on 03-30-2012

I never underestimate a fighter as i have seen too many unpredictable outcomes in my life. Remember it takes balls to step into a boxing ring so calling Paulie names is laughable. He has never whined or complained about an…

Comment by Slick561 on 03-29-2012

[QUOTE=Scrubber;11947869]Paulie cupcake has never won a big fight or been in a slug fest. All Paulie does is get battered around and beat up. While dancing all night and backing up. That isn't boxing. No network wants to see a…

Comment by P4P_No1 on 03-29-2012

[QUOTE=Scrubber;11947766]how is this girly non punching dancer getting fights? amazing she has a career. Dancing with the stars is more suited for this feminine lady Paulie than dancing in a boxing ring throwing pwder puff taps at an opponent. what…

Comment by Scrubber on 03-29-2012

Paulie cupcake has never won a big fight or been in a slug fest. All Paulie does is get battered around and beat up. While dancing all night and backing up. That isn't boxing. No network wants to see a…

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