Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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

Send questions or comments to [email protected]   Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to BoxingScene Radio, BoxingScene's official audio on Tuesdays from 6-8PM PST. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (33)
Top Headlines Luis Arias Back on April 1 at the Aldrich Arena in Maplewood Adonis Stevenson vs. Eleider Alvarez - Purse Bid Set For March 24 Haye Vows To Bellew: I'm Going To Smash Your F***ing Head In! Manny Pacquiao vs. Amir Khan is NOT Official, Says Bob Arum Photos: David Haye vs. Tony Bellew Final Press Conference Video: David Haye Rips Tony Bellew's "Retard" Fans at Presser Video: Haye, Bellew in Tense Face-Off at Final Press Conference De La Hoya: Amir Khan Has a "Great Chance" To Shock Pacquiao! 30 Day Weights: Jorge Linares 144.8, Anthony Crolla 144 Mario Barrios, Lipinets Ready For Action on Thurman vs. Garcia Photos: Martin Murray vs. Gabe Rosado - Presser To Announce Bout Chavez Jr: This Fight Will Show Canelo To Stay in His Weight Class British Board Tackling Issue of Foreign Fighters Falsifying Records Mikaela Lauren vs. Ewa Piatkowska For WBC Title on April 22 Deontay Wilder's Surgically Repaired Right Hand Feels 'Wonderful' Bellew: Haye Sh*t Himself With Klitschko, His Best Win is Mormeck! Virgil Hunter: Khan-Pacquiao is 50-50; Manny Can Still Fight Luke Campbell: I Want Mendy Rematch, Want To Make Him Suffer David Allen May Return On Haye-Bellew; Yafai Will Box In Germany Shakhnazaryan vs. Rivera, Sargsyan vs. Pavko, 3/17 in Moscow Dmitry Bivol Eyes American Return, Nathan Cleverly's WBA Title Anthony Joshua on Rumors He Was Knocked Out in Sparring Ward vs. Kovalev Rematch Talks Finally Underway - For June 17? "Fighting Words" - Wilder’s Equalizer Makes Up For His Minuses Pacquiao vs. Khan Will Happen in UAE, Says Michael Koncz Deontay Wilder Fears His Power Might Kill Someone in The Ring Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury To Land on May 6th Carlos Adames Stops Jean Carlos Prada in Two Rounds Photos: Krzysztof Zimnoch Gets Revenge, Stops Mike Mollo Deontay Wilder vs. Bermane Stiverne Rematch Ordered By WBC Junior Fa is Pumped After U.S. Debut on Wilder-Washington Video: Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. - Face To Face at HBO Promo Taping Haye Being Investigated By British Board Over Threats To Bellew Video: Deontay Wilder, Dominic Breazeale Scuffle in Hotel Lobby Eleider Alvarez: I Hope to Get Adonis Stevenson on April 29 Deontay Wilder-Gerald Washington - CompuBox Punch Stats Khan Knew That One Day He Would Get Pacquiao in The Ring Tommy Coyle Fractures Left Eye Socket On Winning Return Izu Ugonuh: I Just Got Tired; I’m Still a Dangerous Man to Fight Washington Trainer: No Problem with Stoppage Against Wilder
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement