Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Spadafora Rips Malignaggi: I'm an 'A' Fighter, He is Not! - Boxing News
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
• Boxing Articles
• Boxing Interviews
• Breaking News
• Boxing Press Releases
• Boxing Results
• World Boxing News
Follow BoxingScene
 
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
• Register A Free Account
• Account Login
• Boxing Schedule
• Boxing Champions
• Boxing Downloads
• Boxing Forums
• Boxing News Wire
• Boxing Photos
• Boxing History
• Boxer Search
• Fantasy Betting
• Feedback
• Fitness and Health  
• Free Homepage
• Mixed Martial Arts
• Pound For Pound
• Upcoming Fight Archive
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  11/25/2012       Read more by Bill Emes         
   
Spadafora Rips Malignaggi: I'm an 'A' Fighter, He is Not!
Share Click Here To Email Printable version Search BoxingScene Database 

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

Undefeated Former IBF champion Paul Spadafora (47-0-1, 19 KO’s) is currently wrapping up training camp in Ambridge, PA finalizing his preparations for his upcoming fight with Nigerian-born Australian WBO Oriental Champion Solomon Egberime (22-3-1, 11 KO) in a scheduled 10-round main event at the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, WV on December 1st.  Spadafora, world ranked in the WBA at No. 11, and in the WBC at No. 17, last defeated Humberto Toledo in August and feels that a win in this fight with Egberime will springboard him into the discussion to take on any of the big names in two of boxing's talent rich divisions of either 140 or 147.

"I'm ready", said Spadafora from his training camp in Ambridge, PA. "We've done all of the preparations, we've added a few wrinkles, and we have plans A,B, and C ready for Egberime.  We're ready to be aggressive when we need to be, and come off the pedal when we don't, I'm just ready to do my thing on December 1st."
Spadafora was an extremely interested observer this past Saturday, and while he was busy training while the bout aired, he was shocked when he received word of Ricky Hatton's surprise KO loss to Vyacheslav Senchenko in Manchester.  Spadafora made it clear that he felt with a win in his upcoming bout this Saturday, that he expects to be strongly considered for the spot against Malignaggi that was left abandoned with Hatton's loss. "That was a blessing in disguise," said an excited Spadafora, "I deserve that spot."

Spadafora has no love loss for the Brooklyn based motor-mouthed Malignaggi, who holds the 147 lb. WBA strap which he lifted off Hatton vanquisher Vyacheslav Senchenko last April. He opened up about an encounter he had with the Magic Man years ago at an Arturo Gatti pre-fight party thrown by HBO.  "He was just real disrespectful man" shared an irritated Spadafora.  "He was just real young at the time and had just won the title, he basically just acted very dismissive towards me, like he was better than me or something."  That encounter has stuck with Spadafora all these years.

"I'm a fan of the guy, I was one of the few guys who thought he got the win vs. Cano", said Spadafora of the brash Brooklynite, "But I'm an 'A' fighter, and he is not.  You can't call this guy an elite fighter.... Let's face it, every time he's stepped up, he's lost. He stepped up against Cotto, gutsy performance, but was beaten badly. When he fought Hatton, again he came up short.... and we can't forget about Khan."

"With me you know what you're getting, a guy that has never lost a fight", Spadafora continued.  "I'm not a guy who's out there fighting for money or fame.... I'm just fighting to prove to my kids that I belong with all these guys, that their dad fought everyone."

Spadafora was also vocal about the notion that Dmitriy "Star of David"  Salita was another name in the mix to secure the fight with Malignaggi on February 9th.  He scoffed at the idea that Salita was in any way worthy of facing Malignaggi, asserting "C'mon B, I was at that last fight in Brooklyn man, dude struggled with a guy in a 6 rounder.... that's just crazy stuff..... that fight with Salita would be a straight up mismatch... That's f****d up if the boxing world lets that fight happen."

"A fight with me and Malignaggi is a throwback, a must see fight... Two Italians, in his hometown, and me taking his title in front of his hometown fans, what more can you ask for, " laughed a jovial Spadafora.

Tags: Paulie Malignaggi , Paul Spadafora


 

 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

comment by ElBossHogg™, on 12-28-2012
47 have tried 47 have failed. This dude even Beat mayweather, must be p4p#1 right?

comment by MJ406, on 12-28-2012
any news on Spandafora? with Malignaggi-Mosley being seriously considered, what's Spadafora gonna do in the meantime to up his stock?

comment by CityO_ChampYINZ, on 12-03-2012
46-0-1.. now 47-0-1.. That's all Imma say!!!

comment by CityO_ChampYINZ, on 11-28-2012
[QUOTE=raf727]He still got it, believe that. My man has been working hard in the gym, real hard, he has been staying clean and sober, he is in a good place right now. He can definitely box his ears off, Paul is a throwback fighter.[/QUOTE] There is someone in here that knows what's going on...

comment by CityO_ChampYINZ, on 11-28-2012
[QUOTE=Fasttimes]Paul is that you :lol1:[/QUOTE] Just a bunch of not boxers that want to be critics .. Probably wouldn't get a job doing that either cause u don't know what ur talkin about!!

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (35) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Jesse Hart Added to 10/4 Top Ra...
  Pacquiao on Mayweather: He is W...
  Rubio Getting Help From Reyes F...
  Luis Franco is Back in The Gym,...
  Maidana, Garcia React To Ariza ...
  Caballero Picks Up The Pace in ...
  Larry Holmes: Five Minutes With...
  Garcia: If Maidana Lands Right,...
  Carl Frampton Aims For a Win To...
  Roach: Amir Khan Could Be a Thr...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2013 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved.