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Paulie Malignaggi Says 'Probably Not' on Fighting Again

By Carlos Boogs

Former two division champion Paulie "The Magic Man" Malignaggi (33-7, 7 KOs)admits that he may never fight again, after getting stopped in nine rounds by Danny "Swift" Garcia (31-0, 18 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN. The fight took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The loss was the second consecutive stoppage defeat for Malignaggi, who was coming back from a long layoff after suffering a brutal knockout at the hands of Shawn Porter.

"Probably not," said Malignaggi with respect to fighting again. "You hate to make an emotional decision. My career started in Brooklyn 14 years ago. If it ends in Brooklyn tonight, at least I ended it a home, in front of my fans, the best fans in the world. I was happy to do it in front of you guys. I'm sorry I didn't win, I lost to a great champion tonight."

Maligaggi had "no problem" with the referee's stoppage. He said he was unable to change the pace of the fight and admits Garcia was breaking him down in the second half of the fight.

For the future he wants to concentrate on his commentating career.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by deathofaclown on 08-02-2015

Not sure why he gets so much disrespect. He couldn't cut it at the top level, so what? most guys don't. He still got in the ring and fought and lost to some very good fighters and also beat some…

Comment by Derranged on 08-02-2015

Good idea. Hopefully he's been smart with his money. If so, he should be able to do well working solely as a commentator. Its a shame that Paulie has virtually no power. He wasn't a bad boxer in his day.

Comment by Gary Coleman on 08-02-2015

[QUOTE=Lou Cipher;15930845]Thats right you big mouthed little PU55Y.....take a hike[/QUOTE] Like you would ever step foot in a boxing gym, let alone an actual ring in front of thousands...:twak: Good career, Paulie. Enjoy retirement.

Comment by bojangles1987 on 08-02-2015

He's got a good gig as a commentator, and he's good at it. I hope he doesn't fight again.

Comment by Dan Gutierrez on 08-02-2015

As what a lot of people said about Miss Paulie Malinnagi GOOD RIDDANCE.

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