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Malignaggi Targets Maidana: I'm Ready For Him at 147!
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By Rick Reeno

Sebastian Contursi, advisor to WBA junior welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (31-2, 28KOs), revealed that his boxer is considering a possible move to 147-pounds, according to a recent interview with's Chris Robinson. Maidana is considering a tentative ring return in February 2012.

If Maidana moves forward with his plan to join the welterweight ranks, then Paulie Malignaggi (30-4, 6KOs) is ready and waiting. Like Maidana, Malignaggi held a major championship at 140-pounds. He moved up in weight three fights ago.

"I think it's a great fight. Everybody knows that I always want to fight the best and get myself into big fights. I like the challenge of fighting the best. It's a challenge to myself to take on a fighter like Maidana. I want to challenge him to a fight. I know his adviser said that he's looking at Mayweather and Berto right off that bat. If he doesn't get those fights, I think me and him is a solid fight. I'm on a three fight win streak. I'm a welterweight who moved up from junior welterweight like him. If he wants to fight in February, I'm available," Malignaggi told

'And we can do it on the East Coast. A lot of Argentine fighters have been fighting on the East Coast, like Sergio Martinez and Omar Narvaez. And me, being originally from New York, I think the fight will do well there. It would generate a lot of interest. And I like my chances to win that fight." 

Tags: Marcos Maidana , Paulie Malignaggi

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comment by chiguy91, on 11-01-2011
i love this matchup, paulie's more than capable of winning this fight, hope it gets made. i wish gbp would set up a card with alexander, ortiz, maidana, and malignaggi. any matchup between these four guys would make for a great card.

comment by r ! zilient, on 11-01-2011
[QUOTE=calmdown]paulie is slick as hell, i love that he always chases the big fights as well rewatch his fight with hatton respect[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Phil Ivey]say what you want about Paulie, he has a heart of a lion.[/QUOTE] agreed .

comment by Boxx, on 11-01-2011
I didn't see the malignaggi lora fight but I heard that PM got rocked early, and was able to come back & win a UD. At first my opinion was that PM would get smashed against Maidana but after thinking about it more I think he can outbox Maidana. I can see Maidana getting frustrated of not being ab...

comment by Sn1, on 11-01-2011
expected a lot of negativity towards Paulie at even mentioning Maidana, suppose you have to be an asian british muslim to get that.

comment by Forza, on 11-01-2011
lol people are talking up maidana like he's some kind of monster. This clown go outboxed by a fat ass erik morales. Paulie would be landing 5 punch combos on his face all night

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