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 Last update:  9/2/2012       Read more by Mitch Abramson         
   
Malignaggi is Working on Something Big, Talks Judah
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By Mitch Abramson
 
Paulie Malignaggi, the brash boxer from Brooklyn, didn’t get the main event he was looking for to open the new Barclays Arena in Brooklyn in Oct. 20. But the WBA welterweight champion, who will face Pablo Cesar Cano in the co-feature that night, told BoxingScene.com that he’s working on “doing something big” down the line, possibly in Brooklyn, without elaborating further.

Malignaggi’s advisor Anthony Catanzaro also declined to comment on Sunday about the potential fight or when an announcement might be made. But both promised it will be headline worthy when it is revealed.

“Not to overlook Cano, but we’re working on some big things after him,” Malignaggi said. He wouldn’t comment about it further, only that it could take place at the Barclays Arena on some future date.

Malignaggi did say there was discussion of a possible fight between him and Zab Judah to open the Brooklyn arena on Oct. 20, but he said that Judah insisted the fight be at a catch-weight below 147 and Malignaggi didn’t feel compelled to move down, especially after he won a world title at 147 pounds.

“I have to do what’s best for me and Zab has to do what’s best for him,” Malignaggi said. “We couldn’t come to terms.”

Other boxers, such as Ricky Hatton and Devon Alexander, were also floated as possible opponents for Malignaggi in the first show in the Barclays Center, he said.

Dmitriy Salita, the former title contender from Brooklyn who’s also fighting at the Barclays Center on Oct. 20, is still chasing a fight with Malignaggi. The two are friends from their amateur days, but that hasn’t stopped Salita from lobbying for a fight with Malignaggi at a future date. While Salita wasn’t able to secure a bout with Malignaggi on Oct. 20, he’s confident the fight will eventually happen.

“I think it’s very likely [we’ll fight] and that’s what the fans have wanted for a very long time,” Salita told BoxingScene on Thursday at the press conference to announce the Barclays show.

“We both won the New York Golden Gloves together; we both turned pro at the same time,” Salita went on. “Paulie did a great job of winning a title, so the stage is set. I had a really good win [on Aug. 4 against Roberto Valenzuela] so I think it would be great for boxing, it would be great for Brooklyn, great for New York. A fight with me and Paulie won’t just be a fight- it will be a cultural event. So I hope that it can happen.”

Mitch Abramson covers boxing for the New York Daily News and BoxingScene.com

Tags: Paulie Malignaggi , Zab Judah , Dmitriy Salita , Pablo Cesar Cano , Malignaggi-Cano , Malignaggi vs Cano



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comment by Corelone, on 09-03-2012
Paulie has one of those styles that you only want to see in the ring against a monster, a KO artist, some one able to tear his head off. Otherwise, he moves too much and frustrates everybody. Hit and run, grab and turn, dance and dart in and out. Without a monster threatening to knock Paulie out,...

comment by I Love Jesus!, on 09-03-2012
I like Mallanagi but at the elite level he's good for taking a beating that's about it.

comment by .:: JSFD26 ::., on 09-03-2012
Sure Paulie has fallen every time he steps up to the elite/world class level but not without a fight and I mainly blame it on his lack of power/bad hands. Cause there's no doubt the boxing skills are there. I just can't believe people are bashing Paulie, a guy who fights anybody without a doub...

Paula is no champ
comment by horaceharter, on 09-03-2012
Paula isn't anywhere near a champion in boxing. Match this dancing sissie with Paq or Floyd or Garcia or even guerrero and end this farce on paula.

comment by Juof, on 09-03-2012
Haters can continue to hate paulie don't care, paulies a certified badass he just chooses not to ko his opponents every now and then he'll give the fans a cheeky ko just to show he has the power but doesn't like using it... After all they don't call him the magic man for nothing

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