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Malignaggi vs. Chaves Possible For 5/18 in Abu Dhabi

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com has been advised that WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi's return to the ring may take place on May 18th in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates against his undefeated mandatory challenger Diego Chaves (22-0, 18KOs).

Golden Boy and Malignaggi's management team are currently in negotiations to see if a deal can be completed to bring the fight to the Middle Eastern country.

Malignaggi (32-4, 7KOs) originally was going to defend his title against former three division champion Shane Mosley on April 27th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY but the fight fell apart due to monetary issues. 

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 02-27-2013

this guy is the male version of Yessica Yolanda Bopp, but Yessi is far superior technnically,...good record( I've sen him quite a few times on TYC) vs ordinary opposition, really no punch, has never left A'tina (Bopp has 2x under…

Comment by fundicao on 02-27-2013

There's a rumor that paulie is going to vacate his title and going for berto

Comment by Tom Cruise on 02-27-2013

[QUOTE=BostonGuy;13086893]Here's a pic of Paulie's opponent: [IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/46/Chav_scally.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] haha beat me to it

Comment by chiguy91 on 02-26-2013

doubt the fight is staged in abu dhabi. it'd be cool if it was, but it's been talked about before by gbp, yet nothing ever materialized. hopefully gbp can secure malignaggi a good fight. it's really a shame malignaggi/maidana didn't…

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 02-26-2013

[QUOTE=bigcursedawg;13087474]I disagree. He was brought in as a easy opponent twice by golden boy and almost won both of those fights. He should have won against Paulie. IMO his performance against Morales speaks volumes, he was very green, I think…

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