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Malignaggi Targets Zaveck: He Needs To Get Through Me!

By Rick Reeno

Former 140-pound champion Paulie Malignaggi (28-4, 6KOs) reached out to BoxingScene.com to send a message to the current IBF welterweight champion, Jan Zaveck (31-1, 18KOs) of Slovenia. Zaveck returned to the ring last Friday and retained his title with five round domination of Paul Delgado, who Malignaggi beat twice eight years ago.

Malignaggi made his move to the welterweight division in December with a six round TKO over Michael Lozada. Following the win over Delgado, Zaveck expressed his desire to travel to the United States for potential fights with the bigger welterweight names.

"I hope he doesn't think that a win over Paul Delgado, who I beat seven years ago, is going to get him fights in the United States with people like Pacquiao and Mayweather. He's nowhere near their level or a fight of that magnitude. He needs to come to America to prove that he deserves Mayweather and Pacquiao. It's time to step up and I'm putting the challenge out there. I'm a full fledged welterweight. Maybe he might think that he has a shot at me because I'm not a big welterweight and I don't have a lot of knockouts on my record, but I am a name in the United States," Malignaggi said.

"He has a lot of options, but I think that at the end of the day - I'm the guy that he should be looking for. I'm the guy who's putting it out there that he should fight a real fighter. I'll put it out there 'you have a world title, fight your first world class opponent of your career. At 34-years-old, and three title defenses, you found a way to never fight a world class fighter in your whole career.' It's about time. He managed to go get a world title on paper. It's pretty much a paper title anyway, but I want it. And taking on a Paulie Malignaggi, it will certainly be the best fighter that he's ever faced in his whole career."  

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Spray_resistant on 02-21-2011

Zaveck by brutal ko.

Comment by g24fella on 02-21-2011

Malignaggi had one fight at 147 and now thinks that he is someone that others should target. This is a desperate attempt to get a title shot. He has not beaten anyone to call himself a world class fighter. He…

Comment by Freedom. on 02-21-2011

Paulie should find some courage and go to Slovenia and fight Zaveck. Zaveck won the title on the road in Africa. Several people have come to the US to fight Malignaggi such as Khan and Hatton who beat him and…

Comment by yuppie on 02-21-2011

Ya'll are hatin on Paulie but those extra few pounds have given him the power.

Comment by jjbj2 on 02-21-2011

His punches must be the equivalent of getting slapped a hundred times. LOL To those who lost against Paulie they couldn't take the slapping. LOL

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