Malignaggi in 2010
Statistics Real name Paul Malignaggi Nickname(s) The Magic Man Rated at Junior welterweight Height 5 ft 8.5 in (1.74 m) Nationality American Born November 23, 1980
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Stance Orthodox Boxing record Total fights 34 Wins 30 Wins by KO 6 Losses 4 Draws 0 No contests 0
On June 16, 2007, Malignaggi defeated Lovemore N'dou via a 12 unanimous decision to win the IBF World Junior Welterweight Championship at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. The bout was one sided with one judge awarding the bout a 120–106. Lennox Lewis who was commentating at ringside for HBO described Malignaggi's performance as a "boxing clinic". After this win and the victory over Edner Cherry earlier in the year Malignaggi was awarded the Ring Magazine comeback of the year award at the end of 2007.
On January 5, 2008, Malignaggi defended his title against Herman Ngoudjo in a highly competitive match held at Bally's Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Malignaggi controlled the fight with his jab until he was stunned in the 7th round, but Ngoudjo failed to finish the job. After the seventh, Ngoudjo became ineffective with his aggression and came up short and lost a wide unanimous decision, which although fair, did not reflect the competitiveness of the fight.
On May 24, 2008, Malignaggi beat Lovemore N'Dou in a rematch by split decision to retain his IBF title at the City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester, England. Malignaggi was in control for the first half of the fight, boxing behind his faster and crisper jab. Prior to the fight, Malignaggi was sporting hair extensions which proved to be a problem throughout the fight until his trainer Buddy McGirt cut them off in his corner between rounds eight and nine. Malignaggi appeared sloppy in the second half of the fight as N'Dou came back to make the fight close. In the end, Malignaggi pulled out a close victory and also suffered a fractured right hand in the fight. Malignaggi vacated his title on September 19, 2008.
On November 22, 2008 in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Malignaggi fought the Ring Magazine and IBO Light Welterweight World Champion Ricky Hatton. It was billed as the boxer against the brawler, and it was Hatton who dominated and won every round bar the first. Hatton rocked Malignaggi in the 2nd and several other times during the fight, leaving Paulie to hold on, doing exactly what he publicly said Hatton does. With Malignaggi way behind on points, his trainer Buddy McGirt threw in the towel during the 11th round.
On August 22, 2009 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Malignaggi fought former lightweight titlist Juan Diaz for the vacant WBO NABO light welterweight title at a catch-weight of 138½ pounds. Unofficial HBO scorer Harold Lederman scored the fight 115–113 for Malignaggi, but none of the three judges saw the fight this way. Gale Van Hoy had it by an 118–110, Raul Caiz had it 115–113 and the other Judge, Dave Sutherland scored it 116–112, all in favor of Juan Diaz. In the post fight interview of the Juan Diaz fight (interviewed by Max Kellerman, HBO boxing analyst) Paulie was furious stating that "boxing is full of shit". He also stated that the only reason he is continuing to fight is because of the good pay day.
A rematch with Juan Diaz occurred on December 12, 2009 in Chicago on HBO. This rematch went in Malignaggi's favor, when he defeated Juan Diaz by unanimous decision. All three judges scored the fight 116–111 in favor of Malignaggi. In the fight, Malignaggi threw more punches but only landed 21% of them while Diaz landed 28% of his, but threw less.
Malignaggi's next fight was against Amir Khan in Madison Square Garden in New York on May 15, 2010. The press conference took place in London, England on March 12 while another press conference was held in New York City, United States on March 16. Malignaggi was stopped in the eleventh round by the referee. As the fight progressed, Malignaggi began to fall behind on points and the result began to get comfortable for Khan. He was very overmatched throughout the fight. On September 28, 2010 it was announced that Malignaggi signed with Golden Boy Promotions.
Following his TKO win over Michael Lozada in December 2010, Malignaggi will make his 2011 debut against Jose Cotto, older brother of champion Miguel Cotto, on April 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Inside the ring, Malignaggi can best be described as a slickster. He adopts the "Hitman" stance popularized by Thomas Hearns, his left arm is kept beside his waist and he keeps his right hand at the chest level, leaving his head completely exposed. Consequently, he punches from his hips, something few boxers can pull off unless they have exceptional handspeed. Malignaggi moves around the ring well and counter-punches effectively against aggressive opponents. Compared to many other champions he lacks power but makes up for it for good handspeed and ring generalship.
Acting and other media
Malignaggi has done print clothing ads that have been featured in magazines such as Esquire magazine, Playboy magazine, and Frank 151 magazine. He also had a small role in the movie "Undefeated" featuring John Leguizamo, and had a feature documentary on his life leading into his fight with Miguel Cotto titled "Magic Man". Japanese video game company Nintendo used him as the model for their character Little Mac in the new sequel Punch-Out!! for the Wii, and also featured him in the commercials as well. Malignaggi is a featured fighter in EA Sports' Fight Night Round 4 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Professional boxing record
30 Wins (6 knockouts), 4 Losses, 0 Draws,0 No Contest Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes Win 30-4 Orlando Lora UD 10 2011-10-15 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Win 29-4 Jose Miguel Cotto UD 10 2011-04-09 Mandalay Bay Resort and Casin, Las Vegas, Nevada Win 28–4 Michael Lozada TKO 6 (10), 2:33 2010-12-18 Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec Loss 27–4 Amir Khan TKO 11 (12), 1:25 2010-05-15 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York WBA Light Welterweight title on the line. Win 27–3 Juan Díaz UD 12 2009-12-12 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois Won WBO NABO Light Welterweight title. Loss 26–3 Juan Díaz UD 12 2009-08-22 Toyota Center, Houston, Texas vacant WBO NABO Light Welterweight title on the line. Win 26–2 Christopher Fernandez UD 8 2009-04-25 Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut Loss 25–2 Ricky Hatton TKO 11 (12), 0:48 2008-11-22 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada The Ring & IBF Light Welterweight titles on the line. Win 25–1 Lovemore N'dou SD 12 2008-05-24 City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom Retained IBF Light Welterweight title. Win 24–1 Herman Ngoudjo UD 12 2008-01-05 Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey Retained IBF Light Welterweight title. Win 23–1 Lovemore N'dou UD 12 2007-06-16 Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut Won IBF Light Welterweight title. Win 22–1 Edner Cherry UD 10 2007-02-17 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, New York Loss 21–1 Miguel Cotto UD 12 2006-06-10 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York WBO Light Welterweight title on the line. Win 21–0 Donald Camarena UD 10 2006-02-10 Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut Won WBC Continental Americas Light Welterweight titl. Win 20–0 Jeremy Yelton UD 8 2005-08-25 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, New York Win 19–0 Sandro Casamonica TD 7 (12) 2004-12-04 Barton Coliseum, Little Rock, Arkansas Won WBC International Light Welterweight title. Win 18–0 Ramiro Cano UD 10 2004-06-17 Harrah's Laughlin, Laughlin, Nevada, United States Win 17–0 Rocky Martinez UD 10 2004-04-22 The Grand Ballroom, New York, New York, United States Win 16–0 Paul Delgado UD 8 2003-12-06 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States Win 15–0 Jesus Abel Santiago UD 8 2003-10-24 Jimmy's Bronx Cafe, Bronx, New York, United States Win 14–0 Kevin Watts TKO 6 (10) 2003-08-01 Hampton Beach Casino, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, United States Win 13–0 Shad Howard UD 6 2003-06-03 Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Win 12–0 Paul Delgado SD 8 2002-11-23 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Win 11–0 Chad Lawshe UD 6 2002-10-13 Regent Hotel, New York, New York, United States Win 10–0 Anthony Simpkins TKO 2 (6) 2002-08-30 Cipriani's Restaurant, New York, New York, United States Win 9–0 Jadschi Green UD 6 2002-07-26 Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester, West Virginia, United States Win 8–0 Andre Baker UD 6 2002-05-30 Days Inn, Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States Win 7–0 Sterling Gethers UD 4 2002-04-12 Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States Win 6–0 Antonio Young UD 6 2002-01-18 Huntington Hilton Hotel, Melville, New York, United States Win 5–0 Jose LaPorte UD 4 2001-12-07 Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States Win 4–0 Cornell Jackson UD 4 2001-11-23 Roseland Ballroom, New York, New York, United States Win 3–0 Luis Melendez KO 3 (4) 2001-11-10 Fernwood Resort, Bushkill, Pennsylvania, United States Win 2–0 Robert Sowers TKO 4 (4) 2001-07-26 Roseland Ballroom, New York, New York, United States Win 1–0 Thadeus Parker TKO 1 (4) 2001-07-07 KeySpan Park, Brooklyn, New York, United States Malignaggi's professional debut.
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- The Official Website of Paul "The Magic Man" Malignaggi
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- Official Sponsors of "The Magic Man" Malignaggi
- Professional boxing record for Paul Malignaggi from BoxRec
- Magic Man Film Review
- Becoming a People's Champ
IBF Junior Welterweight Champion
June 16, 2007 – September 19, 2008
VacantTitle next held byJuan Urango
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