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.”

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Paulie Malignaggi lays into former spar-mate Conor McGregor: He whimpers like a girl when ripped to the body

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Former heavyweight king Mike Tyson caused something of a stir when he said, after beating up Tyrell Biggs almost 30 years ago, how his hated (at the time) rival “made woman-type gestures when I hit him to the body.” Well, Paulie Malignaggi, via twitter, has fired similar shots at MMA star/soon to become a boxer, Conor McGregor.

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Three great boxing careers ended in one astonishing night?

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“There’s a new sheriff in town,” so said the man of the moment, Tony Bellew in last night’s post-fight presser, Bellew having sensationally upset David Haye in one of the most jaw-dropping fights you’ll ever see. And while Bellew can now pick and choose what he wants to do next, fans are wondering if we have seen the last of David Haye.

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Sam Eggington defends his title against Paulie Malignaggi

Sam Eggington will defend his WBC International Welterweight title against Paulie Malignaggi at The O2 in London on Saturday March 4, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Eggington landed the title in a fight of the year contender with local rival Frankie Gavin in October with an eighth round stoppage in Birmingham and the 23 year old is thrilled to be facing the former two-weight world king on a huge card in the capital.

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Conor McGregor gets boxing license, Paulie Malignaggi wants to fight him

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MMA superstar Conor McGregor has been successful in his attempts at getting himself a license to box in the state of California, and though this news does not in all likelihood mean we are any closer to seeing the much talked about McGregor-Floyd Mayweather “Super-Fight,” actually take place, it does mean other pro boxers are already busy calling McGregor out.

One of these boxers is former two-time world champ Paulie Malignaggi. Upon hearing about McGregor’s success in California, “The Magic Man” took to his official Twitter account to call the Irishman out.

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Santa Cruz, Frampton, Garcia, Malignaggi quotes

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(Photo credit: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME) BROOKLYN (July 27, 2016) – Undefeated featherweight world champion Leo Santa Cruz and undefeated former unified 122-pound world champion, Irish star Carl Frampton, were joined by undercard fighters in Manhattan at Church Street Boxing Wednesday for the final media workout before Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on SHOWTIME following fights on SHOWTIME EXTREME that begin at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

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