Paul Malignaggi: A magic that will last forever


Paul Malignaggi: A magic that will last forever

By Xavier Porter,

March 8, 2017

Brooklyn, N.Y. – “I’ve always tried to make the best out of my fights because I believed in the longevity of my career .” – Paul Malignaggi

After sixteen years of professional boxing, amassing an impressive record of 36-8 (7 KOs), winning numerous titles, and becoming a two-division world champion Paul “The Magic Man” Malignaggi has decided to retire from professional boxing. Known nationally and internationally as “Paulie”, Malignaggi is well loved and respected throughout the boxing community. With his sharp wit and gifted boxing knowledge Malignaggi often beat his opponents with superb skill, intelligence, speed, and punch accuracy.

The Brooklyn-born Italian-American has fought some of the best boxers in generation’s time (two-division world champion Danny Garcia; four-division world champion Miguel Cotto; four-division world champion Adrien Broner; three-division world champion Zab Judah; former world champion Shawn Porter; two-division world champion Ricky Hatton; and 2x-world champion Amir Khan). He’s fought on the elite level exhibiting toughness and heart, while showing a sense of pizzazz and flare during his fights. Malignaggi understood very well that boxing is about showcasing a fighter’s spirit, taking on challenges, and also giving the fans entertainment.

Nineteen years to the weekend where he had his first amateur fight, Malignaggi, with forty-four professional fights under his belt, appears ready to make the transition to becoming a fulltime commentator with boxing. He has become one of the best on-camera personalities when commentating on fights as a boxing analyst for Showtime Championship Boxing, Fox Sports 1, and British network Sky Sports. He’s the perfect bridge to bring fight fans inside the minds of what a boxer sees, thinks, and experiences during the preparation and outcome of their fight. Along with creating a boxing podcast with his best friend and corner man Peter Sferrazza, Malignaggi and another business partner have established a fast-growing clothing line (Future Legend) that has wide-spread appeal and support of fans and fighters within the boxing and mixed-martial arts world.

Malignaggi, with his showmanship, character, and all-around class has earned and deserves the respect of fight fans from all over the world. Each and every time he stepped into the ring he gave it his all. A guaranteed first ballot inductee into the IBHOF (International Boxing Hall Of Fame), the “magic show” will not end with him retiring from the ring. Malignaggi will undoubtedly go even further with his career and do some amazing things in this sport. He is the voice of reason, wisdom, understanding, and will always remain the first King of Brooklyn.

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