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Paulie Malignaggi vs. Zab Judah final press conference quotes

09 Malignaggi and Judah face off IMG_0685Zab Judah, Former Five-Time and Two-Division World Champion

“I’m the real Brooklyn, New York.

“This is my office. They built this arena for me and on Saturday night I’m going to show the world why.

“We’re in a gladiator sport. We have to fight to the best of our abilities. People want to see tough fighters with skills. Even though my last fight was a setback, it still got me back here today.

“Paulie wasn’t born here, he migrated from somewhere else. To me if we were comparing sneakers I’d be Jordans at Foot Locker and he’d be Canal Street, he’s not authentic. 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

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

Video Inteviews: Paulie Malignaggi, Zab Judah

Paulie Malignaggi Interview At Brooklyn Food Drive. HitFirstBoxing speak to Paulie Malignaggi at the CityHarvest food drive in Brooklyn sponsored by NY Daily News. Paulie lets us in on his training, and his thoughts on the upcoming Adrien Broner vs Marcos Maidana fight. He faces Zab Judah December 7 at the Barclays Center and broadcast on Showtime. 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

VIDEO ALERT: Judah & Malignaggi Discuss Battle For Brooklyn Bragging Rights

“I’m still a force to be reckoned with. Now I’m going to go ahead and just finish the chapter out beautifully.” – Zab Judah

“A loss to Zab in this fight would be two in a row. It would put things into perspective and make me think about things for my future.” – Paulie Malignaggi

Zab Judah and Paulie Malignaggi are multiple division world champions and two of Brooklyn’s finest fighters. On Saturday, Dec. 7 they’ll square off for a different type of title – King of Brooklyn. Don’t miss Judah vs. Malignaggi in a battle for bragging rights at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, which has emerged as one of America’s hottest boxing venues, Saturday, Dec. 7, LIVE on SHOWTIME (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT). Continue reading

Fighters Give Thanks As They Prepare For Their Respective Bouts On Dec 7

As the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaches, the boxers participating in the back-to-back quadruple headers on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 14 live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING took time out of their training camps to share some of the things they are thankful for this holiday season. While turkey, stuffing and yams may not be on their Thanksgiving menus, they are all in agreement that there is much to be thankful for. Continue reading

Judah vs Malignaggi quotes, videos and photos

009 Judah and Malignaggi face off IMG_0565(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Oct. 15, 2013) – Golden Boy Promotions formally announced at a press conference today a major fight card for Saturday, Dec. 7, at Barclays Center live on SHOWTIME® highlighted by a 12-round match between two of the most talented fighters in Brooklyn’s boxing history, Five-Time, Two-Division World Champion Zab “Super” Judah (42-8, 29 KO’s) and Two-Time, Two-Division World Champion Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi (32-5, 7 KO’s). The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast will air live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

In the 12-round co-main event WBA Interim Super Welterweight titleholder Erislandy Lara (18-1-2, 12 KO’s), of Miami by way of Cuba, battles former WBA world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (26-1, 14 KO’s), of Las Cruces, N.M,by way of El Paso, Texas for the interim WBA 154-pound world title. Continue reading

Zab Judah – Paulie Malignaggi Set To Fight on Dec. 7 At Barclays Center Live on SHOWTIME

006 Judah and Malignaggi with jerseys IMG_0527BROOKLYN, NY (Oct. 15, 2013) – Barclays Center will host two of the borough’s favorite sons, former Five-Time, Two-Division World Champion Zab “Super” Judah and former Two-Time, Two-Division World Champion Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi, on Saturday, Dec. 7 to decide who is the true King of Brooklyn. The 12-round welterweight bout will be televised live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).

“I am happy to be back fighting in front of my hometown crowd,” said Judah, who is from Brownsville. “Paulie and I have known each other for a long time and we have a mutual respect for each other, but with this fight on Dec. 7 it is going to be like the ancient Roman days. There has to be a leader and that position belongs to me.”

“I have always admired Zab’s skills and his resume speaks for itself,” said Malignaggi, a native of Bensonhurst. “But this is the ‘Battle of Brooklyn’ and winning this fight is worth more than any world title.” Continue reading