Photos: Malignaggi Dazzles, Leaves With Gold in Donetsk

Donetsk, Ukraine - Former IBF 140-pound beltholder Paulie Malignaggi (31-4, 7KOs) became a two division world champion by stopping previously undefeated  Vyacheslav Senchenko (32-1, 21KOs) in the ninth round to capture the WBA's welterweight championship. Photos by

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tanibanana on 05-01-2012

no longer a "future legend".. it should be "current" by now! :banana: Devon is next?? Zab would be a better match-up.

Comment by Phil Ivey on 05-01-2012

Paulie should have his hands registered as deadly weapons. I fear for the 147 division.

Comment by ATG Fighter on 05-01-2012

He's going to start his old trash talking now that he has got some confidence back

Comment by ADozenArrows on 04-30-2012

Never seen Malignaggi more focused. He didn't goof around the entire fight and was placing his punches well and not wasting any energy. He looked better against Senchenko than his past 3 opponents. Great win for a well deserved champion.

Comment by giacomino on 04-30-2012

[QUOTE=hougigo;12061368]Senchenko had such a hard time hitting Pualie... he really made him look average[/QUOTE] Senchenko was never more than average ... a total paper champion with a record inflated beating nobodies. But good for Paulie ridding boxing of another fake…

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