Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Malignaggi Expects Cano To Have a Warrior's Mentality

By Ryan Burton

WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi said that the feeling of fighting at home finally sunk in when he touched down in New York last week. On October 20th he will face Pablo Cano in the inaugural fight card at the new Barclay Center in his hometown of Brooklyn. The fight will be part of a Showtime quadruple header.

"It sunk in when I got off the plane (last) Saturday. After a long training camp it was nice to get off the plane and know the fight is back home," Malignaggi told us on a recent edition of BoxingScene's official audio show The Boxing Lab.  

Malignaggi admitted that he wants to put on a show for his hometown fans. He said that he always wants to perform at a high level but he is even more motivated for this fight.

"It is always extra motivation fighting at home. You want to give everybody a spectacular performance.  You always to do that but especially at home.  Even though I don't live there anymore that is where I am from," stated Malignaggi.

The fighter of Sicilian descent is known for his speed and movement as he only has 7 knockouts amongst his 31 victories.  Few people gave Malignaggi much of a chance against the then undefeated Vyacheslav Senchenko when he traveled to the Ukraine this past April to face the then undefeated fighter. Malignaggi thinks that Cano will approach this fight similarly to how he approached the Senchenko clash.

"I'm thinking that he has the same mentality that I had for my last fight when I went to the Ukraine and didn't give a sh*t about anything but winning the fight. I am not overlooking him. I wasn't handed the title and I don't plan on giving it back," Malignaggi concluded.

You can listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here: http://tobtr.com/s/3740637

Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 10-16-2012

[QUOTE=Japanese Boxing;12607640]Paulie is a legend. respect him.[/QUOTE] a fragile handed runner, who looked good in his last bout but's never faced or beaten the elite...picture him @ that wt vs Pryor...Legend???Get Real!!

Comment by Motofan on 10-16-2012

I just rewatched Paulie vs Hatton last night, and Im fairly certain that even a **** Hatton would kill Paulie. Paulie can talk about trainer changes and blah, blah all he wants, but he caught Ricky with plenty and couldn't…

Comment by John Barron on 10-16-2012

too much talk about this "warrior" crap these days. learn some basic defense you bums! :rofl:

Comment by Mr. Fantastic on 10-16-2012

[QUOTE=Japanese Boxing;12607640]Paulie is a legend. respect him.[/QUOTE] I hope this was sarcasm. Paulie is nothing but a C- level boxer with a big mouth.

Comment by BIGLEX on 10-16-2012

[QUOTE=Japanese Boxing;12607640]Paulie is a legend. respect him.[/QUOTE] Legend? LMFAO!!!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Amanda Serrano-Yazmin Rivas Top SHO Extreme Bill on Jan. 14 Oscar De La Hoya: Canelo Alvarez "Will Beat Conor McGregor's Ass" Commey vs Shafikov Early Results From Moscow Photos: Saunders, With Tyson Fury By His Side, Ready For Akavov Photos: Denis Lebedev, Murat Gassiev Ready For Moscow War Allen: Luis Ortiz is an Old Man, I'm Smack Him Bang on The Chin Francisco Vargas vs. Miguel Berchelt Set For January 28, HBO Photos: Kubrat Pulev, Samuel Peter Ready For Battle Jose Ramirez: It's Time To Show I'm A Next-Level Type of Fighter Team Joe Smith: Many Doors Open With Win Over Bernard Hopkins BBBofC Hopes For Nick Blackwell Talks Second Day Weights: Farmer 137.7, Zenunaj 137.4 Jessie Vargas Tabs Danny Garcia To Beat Keith Thurman Jackson: If Kovalev Is In Better Shape, He'll KO Ward In Rematch Commey, Shafikov Set For Lightweight Crossroads Bout Lebedev, Gassiev Make Weight - But Title Stakes Lighter Frank Warren Angered Over Nick Blackwell Sparring Injuries Espinoza Looking to Map Out Francisco 'Chia' Santana's Future Ryan Martin Added To 12/16 Indio Bill, Golovkin Card Next? Josh Warrington, Matchroom Boxing Go Their Separate Ways Junior Castillo Crushes Washington With One-Punch KO Haye: Coldwell Better Have Towel Ready - or Bellew Goes To Sleep! Mikaela Lauren Working With Wallberg's Ex-Coach Munteanu Arum: McGregor Using Boxing License as Leverage Against UFC WBC Cares Donate $6,000 To Amateur Boxer For Cancer Bills Camp Less Stressful For Santa Cruz Because Dad is Beating Cancer Fury Questions Haye's Sexuality, Hopes Bellew Blasts Him Out Chavez Sr. Wants Lomachenko vs. Mikey Garcia - Not Pacquiao Video: Dejan Zlaticanin Vows To End Mikey Garcia's Run Video: Leo Santa Cruz Eager To Get Revenge on Frampton Roy Jones Jr. vs. Bobby Gunn Finalized For February 17 Freddie Roach Not Convinced Ward-Kovalev Rematch Will Happen Video: Mikey Garcia Predicts Fireworks With Dejan Zlaticanin Eric Walker Will Face Joshua Okine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Video: Carl Frampton Very Pumped To Face Leo Santa Cruz Frampton Fan From N. Ireland Sold Wife's Car To Travel To Vegas Felix Verdejo Still WBO Mandatory, Expected Back in First Quarter Photos: Jose Ramirez, Issouf Kinda Ready For Solo Boxeo Battle Photos: Frampton-Santa Cruz, Zlaticanin-Garcia - Face Off in LA Mikey Garcia: Terence Crawford Would Be A Great Fight For Me
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement