Delgado warns Malignaggi
26.11.03 - ATLANTA, Georgia – Welterweight prospect Paul “The Truth” Delgado is sending a warning to Paul “Magic Man” Malignaggi as they prepare for their December 6 rematch on the Vitali Klitschko-Kirk Johnson undercard at historic Madison Square Garden. “The Magic Show is over for Paulie,” Delgado promised. “It’s time for The Truth.”
Article posted on 26.11.2003
Brooklyn-native Malignaggi (15-0, 5 KOs) won a controversial eight-round split decision against Delgado (9-2-1, 2 KOs), fighting out of Atlanta, last November on the Gatti-Ward II undercard in Atlantic City. “Most of the boxing viewers know I clearly won five of eight rounds,” Delgado said. “I was 5-1-1, coming of a 2 ˝ year layoff, and going against an 11-0 fighter. It was a learning experience. I’m the toughest fighter he’s ever faced and this time it’s going to be a different ball game. I’m much better prepared coming off four good wins against tough opponents.
“He busted up his hand against me. Now he’s nothing more than a one-handed fighter who just flicks his jab and doesn’t have a right. All Malignaggi does is try to look cute and talk trash. When I challenged him to a rematch, even if we had to fight in his backyard (New York City), I never really thought he’d do it. Fighting in Madison Square Garden is like a dream come true for me. I feel like I’m a kid going to Disneyland.”
Since his loss to Malignaggi, Delgado has registered four solid victories by decision against, in order, Jaime Morales, previously unbeaten (8-0) Wilmer Torres, Dennis Burley and (10-3-1) Marteze Logan (October 24).
“I compliment both sides for stepping up to the plate with these two young fighters,” Delgado’s promoter Jimmy Burchfield (Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc) remarked. “This is going to be a very exciting fight, alone worth the price of admission. It’s a great card from top to bottom, at Madison Square Garden and on HBO. We want to thank Duva Boxing, DiBella Entertainment, HBO Boxing, and Paulie Malignaggi for this tremendous opportunity.”
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