Porter has a bring future, he showed that against Alexander as well. I think he should fight the winner of the Kahn fight or even Danny Garcia next both would be huge…Posted April 22, 2014 9:12 pm
Jonn E. JaGozza
Yes, after that performance, it definitely should be the end of the Magic Man.. but… Paulie, stay behind the microphone, you do that far much better than your ring performance…
Yes.Posted April 22, 2014 5:49 pm
Italian disco dancerPosted April 22, 2014 9:00 am
Paulie should next fight bradley for the battle of the feather fisted. There’ll gonna be lots of slapping if they do fight.Posted April 22, 2014 6:48 am
Floyd was never able to do to Ortiz what Porter did to Paulie; not a good comparison. However, Paulie looked like Broner who appeared punch drunk throughout minus the stoppage.Posted April 22, 2014 6:35 am
Shawn Porter beat him so bad that in the picture in this article. He made Paulie look like Victor Ortiz…Posted April 22, 2014 12:50 am
I think Paulie and Zab Judah have had the most enchanted careers of anyone, based on their limited talent. They were always able to get big fights, no matter how much they lose. They always look beatable but can draw a crowd. Occasionally, when you write them off, they come up with a victory and keep themselves in the conversation. I hope both of these guys spend their money wisely. In this day an age of junk fights, I would not be surprised to see a Paulie, Broner II within a year.Posted April 21, 2014 9:23 pm
Jonn E. JaGozza
Paulie is colorful and talks a mean rapo but his performance in the ring lacks much and always has simply because he has NO POWER, His lack of power was the reason he couldn’t keep Porter off of him… Retire Champ ,… you’ll make more money behind the microphone than you will in the ring..
I don’t know if Paulie reads these posts or not but I hope he does , Paulie while you still have your senses and a future in broadcasting, now is the time to call it a career. The head punches you take now will show up later as you age. Think about the way Jerry QUarry and his brothers wound up.Posted April 21, 2014 7:42 pm
Respect the guy win lose and draw that took the hard road much more than the path of least resistant with an 0Posted April 21, 2014 6:10 pm
Paulie has had an amazing career for someone with less than 10 KOs. The guy was a good boxer and is a great commentator. He has nothing to be ashamed of for losing against Porter, who BTW looked so much bigger and stronger than Paulie.Posted April 21, 2014 3:10 pm
Jake Lead Rights
Paulie was always fun to watch. His fights were usually exciting mainly because he was escaping a KO and his grit and courage always made him TV friendly. If not for his splintered brittle hands I have no doubt that he could’ve been a magnificent fighter. If only some fighters had Paulies heart, courage and grit would we have a better sport. Dont be disappointed with the parity Paulie but your the Rudy of Boxing. It’s not a bad thing.Posted April 21, 2014 2:06 pm
I think Paulie could be a competitive trial horse if he wants it. His days of winning titles are over though. Since he’s a pretty smart well spoken guy he should just be an announcer though. Too much risk and potential damage can happen late in his career.Posted April 21, 2014 2:05 pm
Just win baby
I didn’t really care for Paulie but he had good boxing skills he woulda won over weak azz Adrian broner if he had more power his problem is tht he was a feather fisted fighterPosted April 21, 2014 1:41 pm
E in Denver
‘..the sport is not about anyone deserving anything. It’s about the best fighting the best..’ Well said. The soap opera aspect of boxing shouldn’t be the most entertaining part of a fight.Posted April 21, 2014 12:01 pm
E in Denver
Paulie looked gaunt at the weigh in & slow in the fight. I don’t understand why a guy with Paulie’s experience couldn’t figure out how to hold that right hand up to his jaw. That hands down style doesn’t work well against fast handed fighters.Posted April 21, 2014 11:52 am
You put it very well James Slater. I couldn’t stand Paulie for a very long time. He was just to mouthy for a guy with no punch. But over time he won me over with his knowledge of the fight game, skill and heart. Whether he’s done in the ring or has a couple more in him, he will be fondly remembered by at least one fan.Posted April 21, 2014 11:11 am
Hogwash dude….if friggin floyd had the nerve to fight someone like Guerrero just because he had a strap….then Thurman by all accounts is much more “deserving” as you put it, to fight Floyd. But the sport is not about anyone deserving anything. It’s about the best fighting the best, besides, Thurman IS Floyd’s mandatory regardless of being “deserving.” I doubt at this point in Thurman’s career he’s calling his own shots and so…..needs to fight whoever they put in front of him be it Diaz or anyone else. Maidana was actually fortunate he got the opportunity to fight a scrub formerly known “the problem.” Maidana hasn’t had but one fight at 147….not enough experience to be fighting an elite fighter in only is second time out. However, to Floyd’s advantage, he couldn’t have received a better deal. So he whoops a lightweight fighter who had the good fortune taking it from a scrub but then, that’s what Floyd’s career has been mostly about.Posted April 21, 2014 11:11 am
It’s the end for malignaggi. He doesn’t have the power to hold off true welter weights like porter and Thurman . Maybe paulie can get a fight with berto or Alexander . Other than that he should just stick to commentating .Posted April 21, 2014 10:46 am
Paulie says PACQUIAO IS ORDINARY. What is Paulie?.Posted April 21, 2014 10:27 am
anybody who is ignorant enough to believe you can win any World title in boxing easy obviously knows very little about the sport. these guys fighting for titles are top tier fighter world class fighters. Paulie has beaten many of them 2time 2 division champ Tark a lot more then you will ever accomplish in lifePosted April 21, 2014 7:02 am
Paulie has had a pretty good career,he is a two time champ,made some good money it’s time to hang’em upPosted April 20, 2014 11:15 pm
I give props to PM, but I had a feeling he was going to get bum rushed. The strength difference between the too was just too much.Posted April 20, 2014 10:46 pm
@Tyson, create your own name when you holla at me ya dig. BTe im not peejPosted April 20, 2014 8:34 pm
Hidalgo.., “Paulie was definitely at least good because otherwise, how the heck did he win two world championships and stay relevant for so long in two weight divisions?”
He got lucky and fought two (2) titlists who had very poor skills. If he fought guys at least as skilled as Ricky Hatton or Amir Khan he wouldn’t have won any titles.
Just because somebody wins an obsure title doesn’t mean he’s a good boxer… Otherwise Michael Bentt would have been a good boxer, and Darren Barker.Posted April 20, 2014 8:21 pm
Paulie is to us that actually love the sport what you call a people’s champion! And this is why I say that Paulie is the last of a dying breed in boxing! Why? Because Paulie is a throwback fighter a boxer that will fight anyone and everyone on any giving night belt or no belt if he was champion he gave anyone a shot at the belt not take the easy path very good boxer, heck of a chin, he wasn’t blessed with much pop but he is still a very good fighter overall so I give this man all the credit in the world!Posted April 20, 2014 6:26 pm
Paulie you are such a darling !!!Posted April 20, 2014 5:44 pm
f/uck Paulie.Posted April 20, 2014 5:23 pm
Paulie was never that good ,he beat Ndou and senchenko in winning his paper titles and got stopped by hatton,kahn and now porterPosted April 20, 2014 5:23 pm
Paulie was a very good boxer- but his time is probably up. He did what very few boxers have done, that is make the best use of his talents, skills and ability. He deserves an “A” for his effort and a B+ for the results.Posted April 20, 2014 4:02 pm
I never considered Paulie a good boxer. I thought Amir Khan and Ricky Hatton would outbox him. They had mediocre defensive skills at best, but Paulie couldn’t jab them effectively. Floyd Sr. told Hatton, “We’re going to outbox Paulie…got that Rick? He’s wide open for the jab. We’re gonna catch his jab and stick him or counter with the right. We know exactly what punch Paulie’s gonna throw next.” Last night the announcer said “Malignaggi is reestablishing his jab” after Paulie threw 7 jabs in a row, missing 6 of them and making light contact with one.
Willie Pep was another light hitter, but Pep mixed in every punch. Pep was a master at feinting and defensive. Sammy Angott beat Pep by UD when Pep was 62-0, but it was the only fight Pep lost in his first 136 fights. Angott was another super light hitter, but very busy with the number and variety of punches he threw from any distance or angle. In those days when a fight was signed your opponent would show up 98% of the time. Injuries and colds were no excuse, because if you cancelled promoters would cross you off their list.Posted April 20, 2014 3:50 pm
B-read this is about the 4 or 5 time you said that, are you peej? Or his puppie dog? Peej just said he no hall of framer and he should retired as just about everybody said too HUH? LOLPosted April 20, 2014 3:44 pm
Peej has the beatPosted April 20, 2014 3:33 pm
Bo Bo Olson
How was Paulie going to get any attention, if he wasn’t a pain in the ass. He needed attention, in no one pays attention to a boxer who is feather fisted.
Boener is going to be a good example of someone who only got on the radar for being a loud mouth. Now he’s fighting a nobody he can punch around. Count on him doing that often, now that he was exposed.
Paulie lost to some of the very best, …fought his way to two championships…beat very good fighters, ducked no one, went down swinging….what else do you want?Posted April 20, 2014 3:16 pm
Yeah as much as I am a fan of Paulie, he definitely is not a hall of fame fighter. But he had a good career, made good with his skills and lack of pop. Dealt with bad hands through it all too. Ready to see him just stick with commentating.Posted April 20, 2014 2:44 pm
Paulie pretty much had to fight all his life, just to prove he wasn’t an effeminate punching bag. So he decided to turn pro and get paid for it. Now he’s a household name and will make a great boxing commentator once he really settles in and gives it his all. Good luck, Paulie. All your fights were fun to watch.Posted April 20, 2014 2:43 pm
Malinaggi was an ok fighter not a great fighter not an hall of fame fighter, just good.Posted April 20, 2014 2:24 pm
Octavius Jomar Chatman
I always respected Paulie as a fighter. What he lacked in punching power; he made up for in HEART and boxing skill. I pray that he retires and continue to commentate for Showtime Boxing. I don’t understand why he is being called a D level fighter here. Sounds like somebody don’t know what the hell they are talking about. Malignaggi was a champion and he did not get there being some sort of SLOUCH!!!Posted April 20, 2014 2:04 pm
a sad night for celebrity boxing.Posted April 20, 2014 2:00 pm
Have to respect paulie for his history of fights, he basically said that he retiring but added he going waited a few days as he don’t want it to be a emotional decision. The problem with that your added in your judgement later should you go out on a lost. If you start on the one last fight after I win I will retired. You become the jr jones, Holyfield, as he Probably could get a few rerun pick wins.
Best to walk away paulie, as money wise you still have a fast thinking brain left, lose that, you have lost that commenter job. age in boxing without extra talent to spare end sadly. Head up paulie.Posted April 20, 2014 1:42 pm
Gentlemen, I must apologize to Paulie Malignaggi. I was way to harsh and him and should not have degraded him so much. Yes his personality is annoying, but he’s a fighter, and fought some of the best and did the best that he could do. I must respect him and will no longer criticize him again. I hope he makes a good decision for himself about retiring, and I know he will continue to do a great job commentating. He reached a high level in boxing and he never ducked anyone. Maybe fame changes some people, and maybe it did him a little. His talking was very irritating to me, but he always gave it his all. I wish him the best, and will keep him and his family in my prayers.Posted April 20, 2014 1:31 pm
THE FIGHT DR
Now we know why Paulie poosed out of a fight with Shane Mosley.Posted April 20, 2014 1:28 pm
Second that to Boxing Art!! Great postPosted April 20, 2014 1:12 pm
Just The Facts
Much RESPECT to Paulie, keep your head up, you did the most with the least and did it with style. Looking forward to seeing you behind the mic next Saturday night.Posted April 20, 2014 12:58 pm
My 2 cents
The thing is, Paulie was probably better skilled than Porter but he could not compete with the power, and unlimited energy that Porter brought to the table.Posted April 20, 2014 12:50 pm
BOXING ART…well said. I agree 100%Posted April 20, 2014 12:47 pm
Malignaggi is one of the gutsiest, bravest boxers seen when one considers that he practically has zero punching power. He has faced the very best, the fiercest, the strongest punchers and boxers. Yet, he showed no fear and relied on his boxing skills knowing full well that he was walking into the lion’s den with no way out except going for it round by round. I wish him the best and hope he retires to commentator although he’s a true boxer who will find it difficult to walk away. Boxing has been his life.Posted April 20, 2014 12:41 pm
Paulie keep your head up brother, you gave us plenty of entertaining fights and flash to boot. No worries slick, keep moving forward.Posted April 20, 2014 12:39 pm
My 2 cents
Paulie needs to hang ’em up, he was blasted out by Porter. Paulie was always decent and skilled BUT he cannot compete at the elite level, these days are gone now, and in the past, they must remain…… you know the rest…. so long Paulie….Posted April 20, 2014 12:32 pm
Great article as usual. By slater Paulie is a world class champion and deserves respect. I will enjoy his commentating for years to comePosted April 20, 2014 12:26 pm
I love you Paulie you cute little rooster looking sweetie pie !Posted April 20, 2014 11:59 am
It’s Me, Ernie
He acted like it’s over now…Posted April 20, 2014 11:50 am
Have you taken my advice and visited a psychiatrist yet? You really need to. I am deadly serious.Posted April 20, 2014 11:38 am
I was under the same impression but after watching the 24/7 with Pac when they talked about him firing Ariza I no longer got that impression that they were friends anymore. As far as Pac vs Floyd not happening I put most the blame on Arum. I really have no clue what is true and what isn’t. I can only comment on what I have read and what interviews I have seen Arum actually do and what he has said and that is what I am basing my opinion off of. Really I have had no interest in this fight taking place other than the event it would be. I have maintained since this fight was first talked about that Pac was too small for Floyd. But people have their own opinions on the fight.Posted April 20, 2014 11:36 am
You have no clue what you are talking. First off Thurman is not ready for Floyd. You see at the current moment they have him fighting Diaz. That is a step backwards. There is a good chance Floyd fighters Porter especially since he is with Haymon. He is fighting a current titlest at the moment in Maidana who is the most deserving fighter at 147 currently. He has never avoided Pac, never avoided GGG who is 160 and Lara who is about to get beat by Canelo.Posted April 20, 2014 11:32 am
Bradley has not been at 147 for a long time. He has only had a like 4 fights at 147, maybe 5.Posted April 20, 2014 11:29 am
Pauline said that Manny Pacquiao was not at his level of boozinPosted April 20, 2014 11:12 am
I give much more credit to Paulie for fighting fighters who were not ordinary and were not selected because they were “convenient,” or because the odds of those fighters winning were 15-1, than I do those who profess to be P4P but choose to fight those who don’t have any experience at 147 but only a strap. Bradley for a long time was in the 147lb division and yet….somebody named floyd never thought of fighting him. Now Floyd is in a huge pickle because if he does not fight any of the current 147 belt holders…history will not treat him kind at all. There’s no reason not to fight any of the current title holder if you are in fact the best fighter in the world. Thankfully, Thurman is Floyd’s mandatory, and he’s no easy fight for anyone. I really believe Floyd will do everything possilble to Avoid Pac, Porter, Thurman, Lara, GGG, Martinez. Floyds career end may take place before his contract with Showtime expires. Pobresito!!Posted April 20, 2014 10:50 am
Hecdog….Don’t do this,you can still be a great fighter and still lose…..I didn’t read all your post…So I will say just this,go look again at his fight with Cotto….If you don’t feel admiration for Paulie we got nothing to discussPosted April 20, 2014 10:48 am
Paulie said that Pacs career is in question over the drug testing issue. Paulie makes valid points but unfortunately Paulie himself has never gone through the extra testing. And apparently that rubs him the wrong way. But what is funny is that Ariza is now saying Pac never wanted the fight or something to that nature. Now yes people will say that he is just saying stuff because he was fired. But those same people will say that what 50 has said about Floyd scared to fight Pac is true but Ariza is blowing smoke because he was fired.Posted April 20, 2014 10:46 am
hecdog- I thought you were a religious man…Posted April 20, 2014 10:44 am
Paulie won me over in the Cotto fight. Best of luck and looking forward to hearing him next week.Posted April 20, 2014 10:43 am
HECDOG, Like Hidalg0 has just written, I too am worried by the tone of your last few posts.
HECDOG, take some time out and cool off.
Manny won in style, so there’s no need to get angry.
I don’t know what Paulie said about Manny, but seriously if they have a problem they will sought it out themselves. I don’t want to read someplace that you offed somebody.
Get back to the HECDOG we all know and love and keep writing those pages of praise, especially as this is the holiest day of the Christian calendar – Easter, when Jesus laid down his life on the cross, to pay for our sins.
Happy Easter to you and everyone at ESB!Posted April 20, 2014 10:38 am
Malignanggi was never that slick just like Vine Paz and Charlie “White Lightning” Brown weren’t that slick compared to say Hector Camacho Sr. Their herky jerky movements were really never that fast or smooth
Posted April 20, 2014 10:20 am
Ha ha. You just reminded me of Charlie CHOO CHOO Brown, who beat Melvin Paul to win the vacant IBF Lightweight crown back in the day and also lost to my friend Cornelius Boza – Edwards. Thanks for the memories!
There weren’t and still aren’t that many fighters as slick as MACHO (RIP). In his prime he was a dude, but seemed to lose a step when another fighter I admired, EL CHAPO, Edwin Rosario (RIP) gave him hell and had him running like a thief.Posted April 20, 2014 10:32 am
If anything from me Paulie GETS more respect than the average. Here’s a guy who’s bringing a BB gun to a shotgun fight and with his opposition clearly knowing that he couldn’t punch, they could always take much more risk and throw harder shots due to the lack of fear of return fire yet Paulie never ducked anybody.Posted April 20, 2014 10:25 am
Malignanggi was never that slick just like Vine Paz and Charlie “White Lightning” Brown weren’t that slick compared to say Hector Camacho Sr. Their herky jerky movements were really never that fast or smoothPosted April 20, 2014 10:20 am
Gentlemen, I have been telling those of you that would listen that Malignaggi is a D, yes D level fighter. I told you that he loses to ALL the good fighters. I told you he would be stopped and would retire for good. He talks way too much for someone that has done absolutely nothing in boxing. He kept running his mouth about the legendary Manny Pacquiao. He kept telling everyone that he was some kind of legend. His boxing ability has been that of an amateur almost winning the City Golden Gloves tournament. He came up with excuses about how his fragile little hands prevented him from being a knockout artist. He was a loud mouth that could never back anything up. Malignaggi was nevr anything more than a good sparring partner for top guys to beat up. Tonight he received what he had coming to him. Fighters, please don’t run your mouths, act like your something special without having done one thing, talk down to others and criticize great fighters that have done more in one day than you have done in a life time (Manny Pac Man Pacqiao) or you will end up takign a beating as i had posted earlier, and sent to retirement like I had also posted. Malignaggi can go home now and retire. Good bye and good riddens. I will give him credit for being a professional fighter, which by the way anyone can do. And I will forgive him and take back every negative thing i have ever said about him once he apologizes to the greatest fighter of all time, Manny Pacquiao for his verbal attacks on the legend. Jealousy, and envy of a great man and fighter get you what Malignaggi got today, a butt kicking at the highest level. Malignaggi, don’t you ever criticize Manny Pacquiao. Don’t you ever have his name come out of your mouth unless it’s to praise him. Don’t ever be something you’re not capable of being, which is a great fighter. Never ever insult Manny Pacquiao because you will get what you got tonight. Have a good retirement Paulie Malignaggi.Posted April 20, 2014 10:13 am
But yes, Malignaggi deserves huge respect for all he has achieved in boxing. He’s also one of the few boxers intelligent, articulate and witty enough to make it as a pundit and commentator. In fact, I think he’s better than most of the commentators they have now, so he has a great career ahead of him there.
As for boxing, yes, he should retire and preserve his health: he doesn’t need to be taking shots like that any more.Posted April 20, 2014 9:48 am
After those allegations from Porter in the post-fight interview (“man, he touched me in every way possible”), I just don’t know how Malignaggi is going to live it down. No one likes a nonce ;-).
On another note, I guess Kell Brook’s hopes were dashed last night, eh? I don’t think he stands much of a chance against Porter.
I’d like to see Porter against Provodnikov at some point.Posted April 20, 2014 9:44 am
I’m a British fight fan but Paulie is probably one if my favourite characters in boxing. Intelligent, honest and courageous. I hope he retires and carries on as a pundit.Posted April 20, 2014 9:42 am
He can beat a certain level of fighter but the bigger stronger fighters will be too much for him. Just like Cotto, Hatton and now Porter were. I think he should go ahead and hang them up and concentrate on his commentary. I like hearing him on that end. No need to take anymore punishment. Paulie never ducked anybody, fought whomever they put in front of him and did it on pure skills. He is definitely a warrior.Posted April 20, 2014 9:37 am
I couldn’t stand his arrogance back know in the day but he won me round with guts, heart and determination. I’m sure many fans feel the same. The cotton fight showed his courage. He never had power but the guy can box. I never want to see a fighter hurt so take a few easy fights and say goodbye. Paulie isn’t championship quality but he’s done fantastically well with what he has.Posted April 20, 2014 9:30 am
He lost his magic but I think he can come back. Paulie is a talented boxer and still youngPosted April 20, 2014 9:25 am
Paulie is a warrior in my book. He will fight anybody anytime anywhere. Gotta love this dude.Posted April 20, 2014 8:49 am