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Judah vs. Malignaggi

Malignaggi defeats Judah, wants Broner-Maidana winner

01 Judah vs Malignaggi IMG_4597(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) BROOKLYN, N.Y. (December 8, 2013) – Two weeks after his 33rd birthday, Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi (33-5, 7 KO’s) picks up his 33rd win in a unanimous decision victory over Zab “Super” Judah (42-9, 29 KO’s) in front of his hometown crowd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The fight, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, headlined a four-fight SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING event.

Despite being knocked down in the second round, Malignaggi was able to regain his stride en route to a strong 116-111, 117-110, 117-110 victory which earned him Brooklyn bragging rights and a potentially bright future in the stacked welterweight division. In addition, he was awarded a special Brooklyn’s World Championship belt designed by SARTONK. Continue reading

Malignaggi decisions Judah; Porter defeats Alexander; Lara beats Trout

02 Judah vs Malignaggi IMG_4649(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) Zab Judah (42-9, 29 KO’s) scored a knockdown in the 2nd round, and then pretty much disappeared in the fight in losing by a 12 round unanimous to Paulie Malignaggi (33-5, 7 KO’s) at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York. Following a knockdown of Malignaggi in the 2nd, Judah seemed to shift his offense into neutral for the remainder of the fight, as he focused entirely on defense.

It was almost as if Judah had suffered an injury because he just shut down completely and let Malignaggi run away with the fight. For a fan of boxing and entertaining fight due to Judah’s lack of aggression. The judges scored it 116-111, 117-110, and 117-110.

I hope Malignaggi fights someone with a little more enthusiasm next time because this was an awful performance from Judah. Continue reading

Judah and Malignaggi fight tonight

Dear Friends and Fight Fans:

It’s a BIG night for Brooklyn! Paulie Malignaggi and Zab Judah will face off to determine who, ultimately, will be tonight’s King of Brooklyn. Both are beloved Brooklyn fighters, who have — through the sweet science–emerged out of their NYC borough and onto the world stage. Continue reading

I Can’t Behead Malignaggi But I Can Knock Him Out’ Roars Judah

LONDON (Dec. 6) – Five-time world champion Zab Judah is adamant he will be crowned ‘King of Brooklyn’ after knocking out Paulie Malignaggi.

The pair clash this Saturday night at the Barclays Center in New York, with the Brooklyn natives putting their pride on the line as they battle to be declared the best boxer from the famed borough. Continue reading

Livestream: Judah vs Malignaggi Weigh-In

Weigh-In Results:
Paulie Malignaggi 147 – Zab Judah 146
Devon Alexander 146.4 – Shawn Porter 146.8
Erislandy Lara 153.2 – Austin Trout 153.8
Sakio Bika 166.6 – Anthony Dirrell 167.4
Sadam Ali 147 – Jesus Selig 147
Marcus Browne 176.8 – Kevin Engel 176.8
Juan Dominguez 122.6 – Camilo Perez 123

SHOWTIME Sports will offer live streams of Thursday’s final press conference and Friday’s weigh-in for the highly anticipated all-Brooklyn showdown between former multi-division world champs Zab “Super” Judah and Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi taking place this Saturday, Dec. 7, live on SHOWTIME® (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) Continue reading

“It’s about who can handle the pressure best” – Khan can’t wait for Malignaggi vs Judah

Boxing star Amir Khan believes the clash between Paulie Malignaggi and Zab Judah will come down to who can handle the pressure best when the Brooklyn natives battle for local bragging rights live on BoxNation. 

The hometown heroes both descend from the famed borough in New York and will share the ring this Saturday night at the Barclays Center, which lies in the heart of the Brooklyn area.

After having fought, and beat, both men, Khan is well placed to assess the fight and believes that handling the unique pressure that this fight presents will be crucial for the two world class veterans.

“I think it could all come down to who handles the pressure and expectation the best,” said Khan, speaking exclusively to BoxNation. “Even though both guys are very experienced in the sport this is new to both of them. It’s rare to see, but they’re two top fighters from the same neck of the woods going at it in their own backyard. That alone gives the fight that extra edge; it adds that little bit of pressure because neither will want to lose,” he said. Continue reading

Judah-Malignaggi on BoxNation this Saturday

LONDON (4 Dec) – BoxNation viewers are in for some festive fistic fun this December as the ‘Channel of Champions’ brings a bumper year to an end with some explosive Christmas crackers.

The world’s only dedicated subscription boxing channel will warm the cold night air this month with blazing bouts featuring the very best fights from across the domestic and international scene.

The holiday season gets off to a tremendous start this weekend when Paulie Malignaggi and Zab Judah battle for Brooklyn bragging rights as the borough’s biggest stars headline a mouth-watering fight card. Continue reading

Left-Hook Lounge Radio – Live at 9ET/6PT

“Left-Hook Lounge Radio” goes live tonight at 9ET/6PT, hosted by EastSideBoxing’s Vivek “Vito” Wallace and the gang! On the table this week is a look back at last weekends solid performances by Kovalev and Stevenson; as well as a look ahead at this weekends action packed cards by both Showtime & HBO.

On deck this week is Judah vs Malignaggi, Rigondeaux vs Agbeko, Trout vs Lara, as well as the return of Thurman and Kirkland! Tons to talk about and the Left-Hook Lounge crew will cover all ends of the spectrum!

Call in live at 949.943.1665 or follow this link to hear what they think!

Malignaggi, Bika-Dirrell, Lara quotes

02 Malignaggi IMG_9722Paulie Malignaggi, Two-Time and Two-Division World Champion

“I expect the best Zab Judah. [I expect] a Zab Judah who is going to be fighting for his boxing career. I feel the same way.

“If we saw each other in the gym, we would try to knock each other out. There’s no love taps. With this much on the line you can bet we’re both going to have it out on Saturday.

“You have to be stubborn to have longevity. One or two losses can quickly demote you to a second level fighter, but you have to have the stubbornness to keep going.

“There’s a lot of emotion, but at the end of the day we gotta do what we gotta do to win. Continue reading

Paulie Malignaggi, Zab Judah Interview Transcript

005 Judah and Malignaggi IMG_0507Zab Judah: Training camp has been fun. We had a great training camp here in Las Vegas and a lot of good public relations and I’m just excited to come back home and be crowned the king of BK.

Paulie Malignaggi: It’s a pleasure being on with everyone once again. I really look forward to mixing it up with Zab and hopefully we get a record crowd for Brooklyn at Barclays Center. I know he’s got a lot of support in Brooklyn and I know I have a lot of support in Brooklyn. We have a great supporting cast on the undercard and I think this card has the potential to be the best card that Barclays Center has put on yet, and we’ve had some great cards there. Hopefully, like Richard said, we get a good crowd. I would like it to be a sell-out card. I think it is going to be the most spectacular card that has been at Barclays yet. I look forward to mixing it with him and seeing who really is the king of Brooklyn for this generation and I’ve prepared very well for that.

Q: Dan Rafael ESPN- Hello guys- good to talk to you today. I’d like you both to answer. You guys are both from Brooklyn in the same weight class. When did you start to think this fight would happen? Continue reading