Paulie Malignaggi retires from the sport as an active fighter and issues a statement to his fans and the wider boxing community.
Last Saturday night’s fight with the UK’s Sam Eggington has proved to be the final one as an active boxer for Paulie ‘Magic Man’ Malignaggi.
Malignaggi lost inside the distance in London on Saturday night, but will retire with a tremendous career overall having become a two-weight world champion during his time and amassed a professional boxing record of 36-8 (7KO).
During his career Malignaggi fought some of the best fighters available him to box in his era – including the likes of Miguel Cotto, Ricky Hatton, Adrien Broner, Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia and Amir Khan among others.
Perhaps he will be best remembered in the ring for his flashy combinations, lightning fast hands but above all else, his massive heart.
His colorful personality in the fight business has blossomed into a successful broadcasting and commentating career outside the ring already – perhaps one of the best in the sport at doing so currently it could be argued.
In retirement Malignaggi has issued the following official statement:
No doubt a successful post-fight career awaits the New Yorker as a broadcaster and a well, well deserved one. One of boxing’s good guys.
All the best in retirement from everyone at Boxing News and Views.