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Boxer Showcase: Paulie Malignaggi

Paulie Malignaggi, currently a PBC commentator, is a proud Italian-American from Brooklyn, NY. He held the titles of IBF Light Welterweight championship winner and WBA Welterweight champion. Paul had a troubled childhood, which made him angry and disobedient as a child and violent as a teenager. Soon after starting high school, he was expelled for getting into too many fights. At age 16, Paul was employed full-time as a construction worker. That year, his uncle and grandfather took him to the famous Gleason’s Gym in New York City, where he soon discovered his true calling. As an amateur, Malignaggi boasted a record of 40-9...

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Boxer Showcase: Daniel Jacobs

Daniel Jacobs is a true fighter. Growing up in Brownsville, a tough Brooklyn neighborgood, Jacobs began boxing because he was being bullied as a kid. To avoid getting into trouble, he decided to settle the score at the gym his bully trained at. After a couple sparring sessions, Jacobs discovered his boxing talent and fell in love with the sport. As an amateur, he won so often that he was given the nickname The Golden Child. During his early career, Jacobs developed an astonishing record – 137 to 7 and received the Golden Gloves title at both 147 and 160 pounds. In 2008, when he...

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Boxer Showcase: Ievgen Khytrov

Name: Ievgen Khytrov AKA: The Ukrainian Lion Birthdate: August 18, 1988 Division: Men’s middleweight Hometown: Brooklyn, New York Twitter: @Khytrov Ievgen Khytrov is a Ukrainian boxer – born and raised, who currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. As a kid, Khytrov was somewhat of a bully, so his dad took him to a boxing gym to teach him a lesson. To his father’s surprise, Khytrov not only did OK in the ring but really enjoyed the experience. He joined the gym, which became the new outlet for his anger. As an amateur, Khytrov took part in more than 500 amateur...

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