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Malignaggi: Pay Me Like Haymon Fighters and I'll Fight!

By Luis Sandoval

BoxingScene caught up with Paulie Malignaggi who has been doubling as a prize fighter and boxing commentator for some time now and has had major success in both. But the former WBA Welterweight champion may not get in the ring anytime soon if the offers he’s given aren’t to his financial liking.

Malignaggi was adamant about getting a rematch with Adrien Broner after losing a split decision to him this past June but those plans were spoiled as Broner informed BoxingScene he was not interested in a second fight. It was then reported that a fight with Malignaggi and fellow Brooklyn native Zab Judah might be in the works as the co-feature for December 7th on the proposed Devon Alexander-Amir Khan bout.

When Paulie was asked about his next fight and possibly fighting Zab Judah, he informed it would depend if he was properly compensated and if he wasn’t, he had no problem not fighting again.

“Money talks. Enough money can get me off my ass and training again. But right now I haven't been offered enough money to get off my ass and start training again. So we'll see. I have no problem not fighting again, I really don't. I would miss it. A piece of me would definitely want to feel that rush again but I'm not going to bend over for anybody. So if I get what I want I'll fight again. If not, hey man, I'm a fan of the sport as well. I'll have a good time enjoying being ringside calling the fights and watching a lot of these great fights that Showtime puts on” said Malignaggi with a smile.

There are plenty of options for Malignaggi at the moment as the Welterweight division is deep and full of interesting opponents. But while fights are available, it really comes down to Malignaggi being paid properly as he points to Al Haymon fighters getting paid handsomely even if they lose.

“As long as there's money there bro. As long as there is the money that I say. And I'm not being unrealistic. I just want to get paid what all the Haymon fighters get paid; even if they lose they still get paid. I know what everybody makes, I work for Showtime baby! So you know what, I want to get paid like that. I lost one decision in three years, you're going to pay me like that, I'll fight. Believe me I'll fight. I'll get up off my ass and go to camp real quick” Malignaggi would tell BoxingScene.

Paulie will currently occupy himself with his second job as a commentator as he prepares to call one of the biggest fights the sport has produced as he will be ringside Saturday night for Mayweather-Alvarez. If offers made to Paulie regarding future fights don’t meet his financial requirements, his second job will become his first job and he’s perfectly fine with that.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @truewet007. You can also tune in to Boxingscene’s official audio show The Boxing Lab every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with host Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by trufightfanatic on 09-10-2013

I think a fight between Paulie and Zab would do huge at the gate in Brooklyn and also do well ratings wise. I also think it would be a great fight between a boxer and a boxer puncher. This is…

Comment by Weebler I on 09-10-2013

[QUOTE=A-Wolf;13727882]So if what you offer promoters and networks as a draw doesn't match up with what you feel you deserve you quit? Ah I see.[/QUOTE] I think it's more to do with him not needing to fight any more. He…

Comment by A-Wolf on 09-10-2013

So if what you offer promoters and networks as a draw doesn't match up with what you feel you deserve you quit? Ah I see.

Comment by ragingbull1 on 09-10-2013

Paulie is a great commentator! No way he'll get a decision over Judah so he should get paid big bucks for that loss.... Judah fills out the barclay centre as well so he should get paid!!

Comment by Weebler I on 09-10-2013

[QUOTE=JamesEarl;13727054]Face it Paulie cannot hit hard and just talks the ghetto street jive talk that makes Paulie hated. [B]Fans ignore Paulie.[/B][/QUOTE] lol you don't. You're his biggest fan.

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