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 Last update:  10/31/2012       Read more by Miguel Rivera         
   
Malignaggi vs Chaves Given a Deadline of January 27th
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By Miguel Rivera

The World Boxing Association has set the deadline of January 27 for a mandatory fight between welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-4, 7KOs) and interim-beltholder Diego Chaves (22-0, 18KOs) of Argentina. Malignaggi captured the title in April and made a voluntary defense against Pablo Cesar Cano on October 20th. Chaves won the interim-crown in July and retained the belt on September 22nd against Jose Miranda.

Malignaggi has time to plan his next move and no decision will likely be made until after Ricky Hatton returns to ring on November 24th against Vyacheslav Senchenko. Malignaggi is the next opponent in line for Hatton. If the British star wins and a rematch with Malignaggi is pursued, expect a deal to be worked out with the WBA and Chaves.

Tags: Paulie Malignaggi , Diego Chaves



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comment by kiaba360, on 11-01-2012
[QUOTE=yoz]Nah, it'll be Hatton-Malignaggi, instead.[/QUOTE] Only if Hatton gets by Senchenko. Even then, I think Chaves is capable of beating both Hatton and Paulie. No worries for him.

comment by head movement, on 11-01-2012
How do you win a title in April,then someone wins an interim title in July?? can someone please explain this to me?

comment by yoz, on 11-01-2012
Nah, it'll be Hatton-Malignaggi, instead.

comment by LAFIRPO, on 11-01-2012
[QUOTE=daggum]chaves is probably terrible with a padded record. i pick him to brutally dominate malignaggi because malignaggi is malignaggi. of course paulie won't even fight him in order to preserve the fake super hatton-malignaggi fight.[/QUOTE] Chaves is not terrible, he's got some skills,...

comment by daggum, on 10-31-2012
chaves is probably terrible with a padded record. i pick him to brutally dominate malignaggi because malignaggi is malignaggi. of course paulie won't even fight him in order to preserve the fake super hatton-malignaggi fight.

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