Malignaggi: A fight with Conor McGregor would do 1.25 – 1.5M PPV Buys

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Paulie Malignaggi is confident that Conor McGregor’s best pay day lies in boxing and with a fight with himself.

Speaking to The SportsBar Life podcast, Malignaggi, a former two division world champion, explains why a fight with him and McGregor would make the most financial sense for the two division Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title holder and that he is avoiding his biggest payday by not fighting him.

“This is a guy who is going to avoid major money by not fighting me in boxing. At the end of the day, you are never going to make Mayweather money ever again. But because the boxing ring has the Ali Act in the United States, you keep more of a percentage of your money in boxing than you will in Mixed Martial Arts in the United States.”


Ma Yi Ming ready for the Petalcorin Challenge

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Photo: SECA Promotions – With the biggest fight of his career less than a fortnight away, it has been a gruelling training camp for China’s Ma Yi Ming (12-5, 7 KOs).

The WBA #9, WBO #8, IBF #10 ranked Ming will face Filipino Randy ‘Ultratune’ Petalcorin (22-1-1, 17 KOs) on April 24 at the 18,000+ capacity Capital Gym in Beijing, China for Petalcorin’s WBA interim light flyweight title.

Training at his gym in Da Lian, China, Ming states this bout is the opportunity “he has been waiting for his whole life” and that he has been training intensely leading up to the bout. Ming’s training camp has involved several mountain running sessions and sparring with a variety of speed oriented boxers to combat the quick moving Petalcorin.


Randy Petalcorin to defend WBA interim title on April 24 in China

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WBA interim world light flyweight champion Randy “Ultratune” Petalcorin (22-1-1, 17 KOs) will defend his title against China’s Ma Yi Ming (12-5, 7 KOs) (WBA #9, WBO #8, IBF #10) on April 24 in Beijing, China at the 18,000+ capacity Capital Gym. The bout will feature on the Top Rank – SECA Fist of Power 3 co-promotion and be broadcast live on free to air television in China.

Petalcorin’s Australian based manager Peter Maniatis states “l first saw Randy “Ultratune” Petalcorin Fight on the Brian Viloria vs Carlos Tamara world title undercard in January 2010 in Manila when Randy was only 18 years old and I signed a deal with him basically after that fight to co-manage him in General Santos City with Jim Managquil. My plan was to always bring Randy Ultratune to Melbourne so he can train and fight under Mick Hargreaves BoxingFit gym as his trainer.”


Austin Trout Talks 2015, Anthony Mundine and More

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Fresh off his stoppage victory over Luis Grajeda almost a fortnight ago, former WBA junior middleweight champion Austin ‘No Doubt’ Trout (28-2, 15 KOs) is keen to get back in the world title picture in the new year.

Speaking to Australian radio station SEN1116 on Monday, Trout is keen to rematch either or both of the two fighters who delivered his first career losses in 2013, Saul Alvarez and Erislandy Lara. He states “we want to climb and go forward. I’m trying to get to the level I was back in 2013 but except we are going to erase those losses and take wins…We’re trying to get back to (the) world title and we’re trying to get back to the big names.”


24 Hours to Showtime: One on One with Anthony “The Man” Mundine

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Tomorrow night, Wednesday 12 November 2014 sees Anthony “The Man” Mundine (46-6, 27 KOs) return to the ring to take on the dangerous undefeated Belarussian, Sergey Rabchenko (25-0, 18 KOs) for the WBC Silver junior middleweight title at Hisense Arena, Melbourne, Australia.

Following today’s weigh in, Mundine sat down to chat with ESB about his thoughts on the bout ahead with Rabchenko.

Looking at tomorrow night, you’re back in Melbourne. It’s been six years. How do you feel to be back in Melbourne fighting in a big event?


Randy Petalcorin All Set For WBA Title Bout

Hot Filipino prospect Randy Petalcorin (21-1-1, 16 KOs) heads into the first world title bout of his career this Tuesday night, when he takes on Panamanian Walter Tello (20-7, 8 KOs) for the interim WBA light flyweight title in Shanghai, China.


Australian Boxing: Michael Zerafa versus Joe Rea this Friday night

Middleweight Michael ‘Pretty Boy’ Zerafa (14-0, 7 KOs) will look to extend his unbeaten record when he faces battle tested Joe ‘Sugar’ Rea (9-13-1, 4 KOs) over eight rounds this Friday night at the Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia.

After scoring an impressive victory over unbeaten Luke Sharp in February, Zerafa will look to solidify his position as one of the best prospects in Victorian boxing, with a view to really step up his level of opposition this year. In fighting Rea, he faces a legitimate challenge with a fighter who has taken to the ring against world class middleweights Martin Murray, Patrick Nielsen and Gregorz Proksa.


Australian Boxing: Filipino Duo Set to Shine Friday Night

This Friday night sees action return to the Malvern Town Hall, Victoria, Australia for the first time in 2014 in what is set to be an exciting night of action.

The six fight card will see leading Victorian stars, undefeated middleweight Michael Zerafa (14-0, 7 KOs) and light welterweight Terry Tzouramanis (11-1-3, 2 KOs) in action along with the comeback of Manny Vlamis (11-3, 8 KOs), returning after almost two years out of the ring.