Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Hearn Open To Malignaggi-Brook in The United States

By Phil D. Jay

Welterweight Paulie Malignaggi has only just set foot back in his native New York following his WBA title victory over Vyacheslav Senchenko in the Ukraine and the ‘Magic Man’ is already finds himself a wanted man after becoming a two-weight world champion.

The 31 year-old is already linked to bouts with compatriots Zab Judah and Devon Alexander, but Matchroom Promotions’ Eddie Hearn is willing to pit his highly-ranked unbeaten prospect Kell Brook against Malignaggi and is even prepared for another trip the US with the Sheffield fighter.

“It’s a fight we'd obviously love, but so to would many 147-pound contenders,” Hearn told World Boxing News.

“Our immediate focus is on July 7 and ideally we want to manoeuvre into a mandatory position for a world title.

“Brook vs. Paulie in the autumn would be a huge fight and we'd fight home or away,” he added.

Brook, 25, made his American debut last December with a fifth round TKO win over Luis Galarza and followed it up with a win over former world title challenger Matthew Hatton to confirm his status as the best 147lb fighter in the UK.

‘The Special One’ will return to scene of his greatest victory in the summer before eyeing a world title shot by the end of the year, with Malignaggi and the winner of the upcoming vacant IBF title clash between Mike Jones and Randall Bailey top of the wanted list.

Phil D. Jay covers boxing for worldboxingnews.net

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ivanx00 on 05-02-2012

People talk a ton of smack about Malignani...but they don't realize this guy is one of the most committed boxers right now. He doesn't have a super punch, or a brawling style, but through the years he has mastered a…

Comment by Weebler I on 05-01-2012

[QUOTE=Drunk Punch;12067013]Paulie won't be fighting Kell Who? he'll cash in on his title against the biggest name and pay check possible.[/QUOTE] Surely he'll want to defend it a couple of times first?

Comment by Big Lou on 05-01-2012

Malignaggi and Alexander should do a double header on august 18th, then fight in New york in the fall.

Comment by Flipsole23 on 05-01-2012

i think these are some good option for Paulie -Berto vs Ortiz winner -Alexander....but the fight cant happend in St louis -Khan cuz I know he would want belt if/and when he goes up to WW -Personally it would be…

Comment by ny123 on 05-01-2012

[QUOTE=jsfd26;12066698]Why are they willing to fight Paulie in the US but rejected to fight Alexander in the US?[/QUOTE] Paulie never got a gift at home like Alexander did a couple of times.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (16)
Top Headlines Mikey Garcia's Coach Feels Errol Spence Fight is The Wrong Move Luis Nery: This Time I'll End Yamanaka in The Sixth Round Donnie Nietes Versus The Clock Canelo's Trainer: GGG Will Be The Same Fighter, Never Changes! Rigondeaux's Coach: Rigo Should Not Suffer Over One Bad Night David Benavidez: I Hope To Fight Gilberto Ramirez, George Groves Photos: Joseph Diaz, Victor Terrazas - Ready For Indio Battle Canelo Will Hit Colorado in March To Prepare For Golovkin Photos: Sor Rungvisai, Estrada, Cuadras, Nietes - Workouts Golovkin Reaches Deal With Tecate Ahead of Canelo Rematch Ortiz-Alexander Peaked at 1.53M Viewers, Averaged 1.13M on FOX Lomachenko-Linares: Arum, Gomez Trade Words - No Date Budge Garcia-Rios Peaked at 558K Viewers, Averaged 516K on Showtime Photos: Dmitry Bivol Putting in Work For Sullivan Barrera Clash Wilder vs. Ortiz Update: Another Title Fight Added To Card Diaz: Gary Russell Has Lots of Flaws; Inactivity Will Be Downfall Hearn: I'd Love To Have Tony Bellew Fight Andre Ward Next! Kovalev-Mikhalkin: Ashkeyev, Murtazaliev, Nursultanov on The Bill Genesis Servania Inks Promotional Pact With Top Rank Holzken: I'm Here To Take Over The World Boxing Super Series Haye To Bellew: I Love You, I've Got a Crush on You Hooker: After I Win The Belt I Won't Run and Hide Like Flanagan! Hearn: Jacobs Deserves Shot at the Winner of Canelo-Golovkin Luis Ortiz: Wilder Talks So Much Just To Try to Convince Himself Briedis' Manager: In a Rematch, My Fighter Will Beat Usyk! Jack Catterall Confident That He Would Beat Ohara Davies Zelfa Barrett vs. Ronnie Clark For IBF European Title WBC Prez: Thurman Has To Fight Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia! Warren: Eubank is Domestic Level, How About Groves-Saunders? Golovkin's Coach: There is No Pressure To Knock Canelo Out Kem Ljungquist Feeling Pleased With Recent Performance Hall of Fame Promoter Reflects on Key Atlantic City Fights Frampton: I'll Need To Be at My Best To Beat Nonito Donaire Regis Prograis Very Motivated For Indongo Clash, Bigger Things Mikey Garcia: I'd Rather Fight Errol Spence Than Lomachenko Video: Richard Schaefer on Mayweather in MMA, Eubank's Future Video: Robert Garcia Talks Rios KO Loss, Mikey Garcia, Mares Andy Lee: It Was The Right Time To Retire From Boxing Photos: Jarrell Miller, Johann Duhaupus - Face To Face in NYC Photos: Daniel Jacobs, Maciej Sulecki - Go Face To Face in NYC
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement