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Malignaggi To Critics: Garcia-Rios is Fun Fight, What's The Problem?

By Radio Rahim

On February 17th from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, two-division world champion Danny Garcia (33-1, 19 KOs) returns to the ring in a welterweight showdown with Brandon Rios (34-3-1, 25 KOs), who had previously won a world title at 135-pounds.

The contest will be the first fight for Garcia since losing a twelve round decision in his unification with Keith Thurman at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Rios returned to the ring last year, snapping a lengthy layoff with a stoppage victory over durable opponent Aaron Herrera.

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The fight has received a lot of criticism - but former two division world champion Paulie Malignaggi disagrees with the bulk of the incoming complaints.

Win or lose, he believes Rios is going to make it a very entertaining fight for as long as it lasts.

"I think Danny is favored. He's the younger guy, the fresher guy," Malignaggi explained to BoxingScene.com.

"Here is the thing, don't we watch fights to be entertained? Why are we judging fights on paper? We watch fights to be entertained. Does Brandon not entertain us every time that he's in the ring. He might still lose to Danny, but don't you want to be entertained?

"What is the entertainment... only if Danny loses? I don't understand what the problem is, with him fighting Brandon Rios, when Danny is coming off a one year layoff. Brandon always entertains, Brandon always comes to fight. And if you don't come ready, Brandon will eat you up - because he always comes ready to throw a lot of punches, get in your chest and fight. So I think it's a fan-friendly fight.

"I think Brandon still has a very good chin. Until he shows me a chink in the armor, I'm going to continue to think that he has a very good chin. He's been in there with some good punchers and he hasn't wavered, so I think its a good, fun fight. And that's the point of it, the point is to get entertained."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GMAN SUPREME on 01-31-2018

[QUOTE=GhostofDempsey;18437924]Paulie reaching new lows to blow Espinoza and Haymon. He's officially sunk into Kellerman/Lampley bias levels now. Mismatches are not fun. I wonder if Paulie thought it was fun when Porter handled him like a chew toy.[/QUOTE]lol remember when paulie…

Comment by MexicanStyle#1 on 01-31-2018

[quote=etech1;18437711]originally posted by*etech1* september 2013 he beats matthysee. Good win. I was a fan. Then it took him 6 months to fight herrera. Long layoff, but matthysee was a tough fight, so i was ok with that. Herrera lost every…

Comment by champion4ever on 01-28-2018

Danny Garcia is by far the biggest fraud in boxing. What a coward? Yeah this is a fun fight all right, only if you are a fan of easy cherry picking fights. Swift is easily the most protected and overrated…

Comment by Elroy The Great on 01-28-2018

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;18437930]Eh, this is a Showtime employee big upping a Showtime product. It is what it is. Respect to Paulie, but he's low level shilling here lol. This isn't a competitive fight...just look at the odds. This isn't a fun…

Comment by Elroy The Great on 01-28-2018

if watching bumbum get pounded into submission is fun.......

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