Malignaggi vs Chaves Given a Deadline of January 27th
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.
[QUOTE=yoz;12657337]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;12656038]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…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.Post a Comment/View More User Comments (13)