Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Malignaggi: Punching Zab in The Mouth Breaks His Will - Boxing News
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
• Boxing Articles
• Boxing Interviews
• Breaking News
• Boxing Press Releases
• Boxing Results
• World Boxing News
Follow BoxingScene
 
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
• Register A Free Account
• Account Login
• Boxing Schedule
• Boxing Champions
• Boxing Downloads
• Boxing Forums
• Boxing News Wire
• Boxing Photos
• Boxing History
• Boxer Search
• Fantasy Betting
• Feedback
• Fitness and Health  
• Free Homepage
• Mixed Martial Arts
• Pound For Pound
• Upcoming Fight Archive
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  12/6/2013       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Malignaggi: Punching Zab in The Mouth Breaks His Will
Share Click Here To Email Printable version Search BoxingScene Database 

Paulie Malignaggi has compared his weekend clash with Zab Judah to the classic Rome football derby, as he eyes a possible rematch with rising megastar Adrien Broner.

'The Magic Man' will be hoping to cast his spell in the ring on Saturday night as he takes on Judah in a clash which pits the two Brooklyn natives against one another in front of their local followers at the Barclays Centre in New York.

Pride is at stake for both men, who will be looking to take away bragging rights by being crowned Brooklyn's top dog. And Malignaggi, who hails from Italian stock, has compared the contest to one of football's fiercest rivalries - Rome's famous 'Derby della Capitale'.

"Hometown pride is at stake, so you definitely want to win. It's a turf war - a battle - you want to have that pride of being the best in your region," Malignaggi told BoxNation.

"It definitely has a derby feel to it, so to speak, like two teams who share the same stadium. If you're familiar with football, it's kind of like Roma and Lazio in Italy who share the same ground and when they play one another it's a big rivalry - that's how it feels with me and Judah.

"The fight has a different feel to it but it still has a big fight feel and I know how to approach big fights, so in that regard, it's different but still similar - the approach remains the same."

The 33-year-old has refused to overlook Judah and is expecting the five-time world champion to be at his very best when they go head-to-head after he impressed in his last outing against Danny Garcia.

"I expect that kind of Zab [that showed up against Danny Garcia]. I think if anything he can gain confidence out of the way he finished strong in that fight, so I think he'll take that momentum and bring it to the early part of this fight - that's what I anticipate," he said.

"But I'm ready, I'm sharp and I'm focused. I expect that particular Zab Judah, the aggressive, explosive, confident Zab Judah, but I have a lot of the answers myself."

One thing that has been levelled at Judah in the past is his motivation going into fights, but Malignaggi feels that it is once he eats leather that truly disheartens his fellow New Yorker.

"I think Zab is always motivated, I think he always gets in the best shape that's just excuses people want to make for him not living up to his talent," said Malignaggi. "I'll tell you the problem with Zab is when you punch him in the mouth he tends to lose the belief that he can win the fight.

"It's not a matter of him being out of shape or a matter of him not being focused - he loses focus when you punch him good in the mouth. So the trick is to make him respect you, make him realise that you are of a high calibre, high level, and from there you take away his self belief.

"He starts every fight very confidently, very sharp, it's up to the opponent to take that belief away from him."

The two-weight world champion is coming off a split decision loss to one of boxing's rising pound-for-pound aces in Broner.

Malignaggi is keen to try and avenge his defeat after disputing the decision which saw him lose his WBA welterweight world title, with Broner now defending it against the sturdy Argentine Marcos Maidana.

"I want the rematch with Broner, or even Marcos Maidana, because it's not a full gone conclusion that Broner beats Maidana," said Malignaggi.

"I think it's an interesting battle between the two of them. It's a technically skilled fighter against a fighter who is raw, rugged, very strong and determined. It's a clash of styles and also mentality.

"I think Maidana is a very dangerous opponent but if I could get the winner of that fight I would be very happy. But first things first, I have to focus on Zab Judah."

Tags: Paulie Malignaggi , Zab Judah , Malignaggi-Judah , Malignaggi vs. Judah


 

 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

comment by PAC-BOY, on 12-08-2013
[QUOTE=hitking]LOL at Paulie breaking somebody's will.[/QUOTE] Hey Dumbass! How do you look now. :WORD: Zab got his will BROKE!

comment by samouraο, on 12-08-2013
[QUOTE=deanrw]The only thing that is going to happen in this fight is Pauli will win a decision he does not deserve. And when they interview him, he will say "first of all, I want to thank Al Haymon" :D Then tonight before bed, Pauli will take a shower, and cry while feeling very dirty all ...

comment by kiaba360, on 12-08-2013
[QUOTE=Cupo303]Looks like Paulie was right.[/QUOTE] Zab is embarrassing himself, stopped watching after the 6th.

comment by Cupo303, on 12-08-2013
Looks like Paulie was right.

comment by mellow_mood, on 12-07-2013
[QUOTE=deanrw]The only thing that is going to happen in this fight is Pauli will win a decision he does not deserve. And when they interview him, he will say "first of all, I want to thank Al Haymon" :D Then tonight before bed, Pauli will take a shower, and cry while feeling very dirty all ...

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (49) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  200 Bouts Won't Be Enough, ‘Mr ...
  Josh Warrington Expects Enterta...
  Chavez Open To The Idea of Faci...
  Boxer's Medal Refusal Creates H...
  Brandon Rios Return Eyed For 1/...
  Mayweather Willing To Return To...
  Donaire Looks Impressive in Spa...
  Floyd Mayweather Jr. Gives Take...
  Mayweather: Let Pacquiao Beat A...
  Krzysztof Wlodarczyk Interested...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2014 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved.