Malignaggi: I'm The Biggest Fight, Biggest Money For McGregor!

Paulie Malignaggi is ready to give Conor McGregor a second chance in the boxing ring after revealing talks are underway for the former sparring partners to fight.

Malignaggi, a two-weight world champion, retired earlier this year after defeat to Sam Eggington but he is ready to return if a bout with McGregor can be arranged.

The pair had a heated war of words ahead of McGregor's boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather Jr in August, Malignaggi having left the Irishman's camp in the build-up to the mega-fight in Las Vegas.


UFC star McGregor claimed to have knocked Malignaggi down during a practice session, however the American refuted those boasts.

After McGregor was beaten in the 10th round by Mayweather, Malignaggi began his quest to set up a meeting between the pair.

He was told to "join the queue" by McGregor, and it appears the American has done just that.

"I know [promoter] Al Haymon's talking to [UFC boss] Dana White. I know they're speaking, so if they want the fight they'll make it," he told

"Once I spoke to Al and Team Haymon, and they told me they wanted to make this fight, I knew that the only way this fight doesn't happen is if [McGregor] has absolutely no balls."

McGregor has hinted his next move will be a return to the octagon rather than the ring, but Malignaggi says fighting him would be the better option.

"This fight will pay him more, this fight will get him more exposure. This fight is a bigger fight than anybody else he has," Malignaggi added.

"There's no more Mayweather fight. This fight is the biggest fight there is.

"So once they told me that, I knew the only way this doesn't happen is if this guy has absolutely no balls. Which wouldn't surprise me because he has no balls."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Zaroku on 10-23-2017

[QUOTE=Boxing42;18143142]Not true but he will be the biggest money for the least danger[/QUOTE] Well said. ...,,

Comment by MEXfistology on 10-23-2017

[QUOTE=GhostofDempsey;18149389]The point is, Paulie is more popular as a commentator. As a fighter he was never a PPV draw. Conor's name is the only thing that would sell this fight to mostly MMA fans. Most boxing fans don't give a…

Comment by MEXfistology on 10-23-2017

[QUOTE=Elroy The Great;18154174]1) sparring results are worthless. 2) extremely low millions. maybe 2 mil each. no one wanted to see paulie in his prime, they dont want to see him now.[/QUOTE] Exactly, sparring results are worthless... Nobody said they were…

Comment by Fanofreason on 10-22-2017

Paulie id exactly the highest paying realistic fight that can be made for Conor. He gets more for boxing Paulie than any UFC fight.

Comment by Elroy The Great on 10-22-2017

[QUOTE=MEXfistology;18148857]There's nothing humiliating in losing to an ex world champion, and if Conor said he already beat him in sparring, why not do it infront of everyone and get paid millions..[/QUOTE] 1) sparring results are worthless. 2) extremely low millions.…

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