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Malignaggi Hints He Might Retire if No Broner Rematch

By Ryan Burton

Paulie Malignaggi appeared on this week's edition of BoxingScene Radio to talk about his split decision loss to Adrien Broner. Malignaggi won on one scorecard by the score of 115-113 while Broner received the nod 115-113 and 117-111 on the other two cards.

The former two-division champion said that Broner should ask for a rematch to prove that he can convincingly beat him.  He pointed to when Floyd Mayweather faced Jose Luis Castillo in an immediate rematch after his close decision victory in their first encounter.

"Of course I want a rematch. He should want it more than me. His idol Floyd Mayweather had only one hiccup in his career against Castillo and he righted that wrong in his next fight," Malignaggi stated while also saying that he isn't very optimistic that he will get a rematch.

"This is the second time this has happened to Broner. You didn't see him ask to fight (Daniel) Ponce De Leon again.  He goes on to the Vicente Rodriguez's and Eloy Perez's of the world.  The guys he fought weren't HBO level fighters. He only fought them because Haymon was able to get them to happen."

If Malignaggi is unable to secure a rematch he may decide to hang up his gloves. He has made good money inside of the ring and has been very successful with his job as an analyst on Showtime. The 32-year-old isn't sure he wants to put himself through another training camp.

"I'm not sure (if I will continue fighting). I will see what is offered to me. I'm not quite sure if I want to go through another training camp. The Adrien Broner fight is definitely the fight I want. I know I have a lot of options after my performance on Saturday night but I know that the way I am feeling right now I mostly want the Broner fight. I don't need to fight but a rematch is definitely a fight I want. I am going to take a vacation and we will see what happens," Malignaggi told BoxingScene Radio.

You can listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here:
http://tobtr.com/s/4899119

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MASTER1454 on 07-01-2013

[QUOTE=prinzemanspopa;13512466]It would be great if Malignaggi retired and then got sacked by Showtime. That would probably be the best boxing-related news of the year.[/QUOTE] Now why would you want someone to lose their job? Words can't even describe........

Comment by prinzemanspopa on 06-28-2013

It would be great if Malignaggi retired and then got sacked by Showtime. That would probably be the best boxing-related news of the year.

Comment by FromBA on 06-27-2013

Diego Chaves (22-0, 18 KO) was Paulie's mandatory and, for some reason, he accepted to step aside, so Malignaggi - Broner could be made. And he accepted instead to fight a very dangerous guy like Thurman. Broner should fight the…

Comment by kmas-ski on 06-27-2013

[QUOTE=ddangerous;13510624]The Broner fight would be a good fight to call it a day on. Paulie did better than folks thought he would, but he's clearly not near as fast as he once was. Plus, he has a commentary job now…

Comment by ddangerous on 06-27-2013

The Broner fight would be a good fight to call it a day on. Paulie did better than folks thought he would, but he's clearly not near as fast as he once was. Plus, he has a commentary job now…

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