Paul Malignaggi
Paul Malignaggi

Paul Malignaggi

“Magic Man”

RECORD

36 - 8 - 0

KOs

7

Weight 146.8 lbs (66.36 kg)

Age 37

Home Brooklyn, New York,

Complete Stats

Ring acumen, quick hands and a quick wit have helped make Paulie Malignaggi a two-division world champion and an award-winning boxing analyst. Read Bio

If you don’t have a challenge in life, what’s the use of living?

Last Fight

loss vs Sam Eggington

Mar 04, 2017 / O2 Arena, London

The former two-division world champion was knocked out in the eighth round by a crushing body shot.

Latest News

Latest
Johnny Famechon and Fighting HaradaPBC Boxing Video
Jan 2, 2017 / History, Paul Malignaggi

This Week in Boxing History: January 2-8

This week in boxing history, PBC revisits four world championship fights—two that ended in knockouts and two that went the distance—and flashes back to a landmark victory for a future heavyweight champion.

Paulie Malignaggi and Gabriel Bracero
Dec 14, 2016 / 12 Rounds With, Paul Malignaggi

12 Rounds With ... Paulie Malignaggi

Paulie Malignaggi is a former two-division world champion and one of the most respected ringside analysts in boxing today. Not bad for a onetime “knucklehead” who was kicked out of high school.

Mikey Garcia and Elio RojasPBC Boxing Video
Jul 30, 2016 / Garcia vs Rojas, Mikey Garcia, Elio Rojas, Tony Harrison, Sergey Rabchenko, Paul Malignaggi, Ivan Redkach

Garcia returns with a roar, wipes out Rojas in five rounds

After 30 months without a fight, Mikey Garcia needed just two rounds before he started to look like his old self.

Fights

Fights

LOSS vs Sam Eggington 19-3-0

Mar 04, 2017 O2 Arena (Millenium Dome), Greenwich, London, United Kingdom

Sam Eggington WINS against Paul Malignaggi by KO in Round 9 of 12

Win vs Gabriel Bracero 24-2-0

Jul 30, 2016 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Gabriel Bracero by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Antonio Moscatiello 20-2-1

Dec 12, 2015 O2 Arena (Millenium Dome), Greenwich, London, United Kingdom

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Antonio Moscatiello by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Laszlo Fazekas 27-21-1

Sep 26, 2015 Teatro Principe, Milan, Lombardia, Italy

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Laszlo Fazekas by UD in Round 8 of 8

LOSS vs Danny Garcia

Aug 01, 2015 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Danny Garcia WINS against Paul Malignaggi by TKO in Round 9 of 12

LOSS vs Shawn Porter 23-0-1

Apr 19, 2014 DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Paul Malignaggi by TKO in Round 4 of 12

Win vs Zab Judah 42-8-0

Dec 07, 2013 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Zab Judah by UD in Round 12 of 12

Loss vs Adrien Broner 32-4-0

Jun 22, 2013 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Paul Malignaggi LOSES to Adrien Broner by SD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Pablo Cesar Cano 26-1-1

Oct 20, 2012 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Pablo Cesar Cano by SD in Round 12 of 12

WIN vs Vyacheslav Senchenko 32-0-0

Apr 29, 2012 Donbass Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine

Vyacheslav Senchenko LOSES to Paul Malignaggi by TKO in Round 9 of 12

Win vs Orlando Lora 28-1-1

Oct 15, 2011 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Orlando Lora by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Jose Miguel Cotto 32-2-1

Apr 09, 2011 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Jose Miguel Cotto by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Michael Lozada 36-6-1

Dec 18, 2010 Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Michael Lozada by TKO in Round 6 of 10

LOSS vs Amir Khan 27-3-0

May 15, 2010 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA

Amir Khan WINS against Paul Malignaggi by TKO in Round 11 of 12

WIN vs Juan Diaz 35-2-0

Dec 12, 2009 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Juan Diaz LOSES to Paul Malignaggi by UD in Round 12 of 12

LOSS vs Juan Diaz 34-2-0

Aug 22, 2009 Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA

Juan Diaz WINS against Paul Malignaggi by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Christopher Fernandez 16-6-1

Apr 25, 2009 Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Christopher Fernandez by UD in Round 8 of 8

LOSS vs Ricky Hatton 44-1-0

Nov 22, 2008 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Ricky Hatton WINS against Paul Malignaggi by TKO in Round 11 of 12

Win vs Lovemore Ndou 46-9-1

May 24, 2008 City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Lovemore Ndou by SD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Herman Ngoudjo 16-1-0

Jan 05, 2008 Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Herman Ngoudjo by UD in Round 12 of 12

WIN vs Lovemore Ndou 45-8-1

Jun 16, 2007 Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA

Lovemore Ndou LOSES to Paul Malignaggi by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Edner Cherry 21-4-2

Feb 17, 2007 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, New York, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Edner Cherry by UD in Round 10 of 10

LOSS vs Miguel Cotto 26-0-0

Jun 10, 2006 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA

Miguel Cotto WINS against Paul Malignaggi by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Donald Camarena 16-1-0

Feb 10, 2006 Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Donald Camarena by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Jeremy Yelton 16-1-0

Aug 25, 2005 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, New York, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Jeremy Yelton by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Sandro Casamonica 34-4-0

Dec 04, 2004 Barton Coliseum, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Sandro Casamonica by TD in Round 7 of 12

Win vs Ramiro Cano 18-1-0

Jun 17, 2004 Harrah's Laughlin, Laughlin, Nevada, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Ramiro Cano by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Rocky Martinez 40-9-1

Apr 22, 2004 The Grand Ballroom, New York, New York, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Rocky Martinez by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Paul Delgado 9-2-1

Dec 06, 2003 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Paul Delgado by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Jesus Abel Santiago 8-4-1

Oct 24, 2003 Jimmy's Bronx Cafe, Bronx, New York, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Jesus Abel Santiago by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Kevin Watts 18-2-0

Aug 01, 2003 Hampton Beach Casino, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Kevin Watts by TKO in Round 6 of 10

Win vs Shad Howard 9-3-3

Jun 03, 2003 Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Shad Howard by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Paul Delgado 5-1-1

Nov 23, 2002 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Paul Delgado by SD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Chad Lawshe 8-1-0

Oct 13, 2002 Regent Hotel, New York, New York, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Chad Lawshe by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Anthony Simpkins 9-3-1

Aug 30, 2002 Cipriani's Restaurant, New York, New York, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Anthony Simpkins by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Jadschi Green 6-1-2

Jul 26, 2002 Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester, West Virginia, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Jadschi Green by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Andre Baker 5-15-1

May 30, 2002 Days Inn, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Andre Baker by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Sterling Gethers 6-1-0

Apr 12, 2002 Coleman Theatre, Miami, Oklahoma, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Sterling Gethers by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Antonio Young 6-5-2

Jan 18, 2002 Huntington Hilton Hotel, Melville, New York, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Antonio Young by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Jose LaPorte 2-5-2

Dec 07, 2001 Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Jose LaPorte by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Cornell Jackson 1-4-0

Nov 23, 2001 Roseland Ballroom, New York, New York, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Cornell Jackson by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Luis Melendez 3-10-1

Nov 10, 2001 Fernwood Resort, Bushkill, Pennsylvania, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Luis Melendez by KO in Round 3 of 4

Win vs Robert Sowers 1-0-0

Jul 26, 2001 Roseland Ballroom, New York, New York, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Robert Sowers by TKO in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Thadeus Parker 0-0-0

Jul 07, 2001 KeySpan Park, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Paul Malignaggi WINS against Thadeus Parker by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Stats

Paul Malignaggi “Magic Man”

  • WINS 36
  • LOSSES 8
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 7

Weight 146.8 lbs (66.36 kg)

Height 5'8" (1.73 m)

Reach 71" (180 cm)

  • Born

    November 23, 1980
  • Age

    37
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Brooklyn, NY
  • Trains in

    Brooklyn, NY
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    361
  • KO Percentage

    16%
  • Boxing Hero

    Arturo Gatti

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Bio

Bio

Paulie Malignaggi does a lot of talking—both inside the ring with his fists and outside it as one of the most respected color commentators in boxing. A former world champion at both 140 and 147 pounds, "The Magic Man's” combination of flash and caginess ensures excitement every time he laces up the gloves.

Paulie Malignaggi
Paulie Malignaggi has won world titles at 140 and 147 pounds since making his pro debut in July 2001.

A taste of Italy

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Malignaggi spent the early years of his life in his parents’ native Sicily, Italy, before they returned to America when he was 6 years old.

Malignaggi’s father soon moved back to Italy and abandoned the family, leaving Malignaggi’s mother to raise him and his younger brother.

Malignaggi wasn’t allowed to play organized sports as a kid by his mother, and didn’t start boxing until he was 16.

He proved to be a quick learner.

“I got pretty good at it pretty quick,” Malignaggi recalls. “I started winning tournaments. I didn’t think right from there I’d be a world champion, but I said, ‘Maybe I’ve got something here.’ For the first time in my life I had something that I really liked and a reason not to get in trouble, a reason to want to stick with something when I hadn’t stuck with anything before.”

Paulie Malignaggi and Lovemore N'dou
Paulie Malignaggi lands a left hand during his 140-pound title fight with Lovemore N'dou in Manchester, England, on May 24, 2008.

Rising to the top

Upon turning pro in 2001, Malignaggi won his first 21 fights before suffering his first loss in a grueling battle with multiple-division champion Miguel Cotto in June 2006.

Two fights later, Malignaggi would bounce back strong against rugged South African boxer Lovemore N’dou in June 2007, winning a 140-pound title in the process.

“I went out there and dominated N’dou, dominated him like he’d never been dominated before,” Malignaggi says. “To dominate him the way I did, and even drop him, made a statement for me. Not only was I there, but I was there to stay.”

Paulie Malignaggi and Pablo Cesar Cano
Paulie Malignaggi throws a right hand during his 147-pound world title win over Pablo Cesar Cano in Brooklyn, New York, on October 20, 2012.

A champion reborn

After defeating N’dou once again in a rematch in May 2008, Malignaggi lost to Britain’s Ricky Hatton that November and dropped a hotly debated decision to Juan Diaz in his native Houston in August 2009.

Malignaggi got his revenge four months later, however, when he defeated Diaz going away in their rematch.

British star Amir Khan would gain an 11th-round stoppage of Malignaggi in May 2010, leading the Magic Man to move up in weight and challenge 147-pound champion Vyacheslav Senchenko in a crossroads fight in Ukraine.

“It was one of those back-to-the-wall fights,” Malignaggi says, “because if you lose it, your career is out.”

Malignaggi didn’t just win, he pummeled Senchenko, stopping him in the ninth round.

After losing his title to Adrien Broner by split decision in June 2013, Malignaggi defeated fellow Brooklynite Zab Judah in a battle for hometown bragging rights later that year.

In April 2014, Shawn Porter stopped Malignaggi in the fourth round of their 147-pound title fight in Washington, D.C.

Paulie Malignaggi
In addition to his boxing career, Paulie Malignaggi is also a color analyst during PBC on CBS broadcasts.

Adding some color to his career

As skilled with his words as his fists, Malignaggi was invited to contribute as a guest commentator for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s fight with Josesito Lopez in September 2012.

It went so well that Malignaggi quickly became an in-demand analyst, calling fights full time in addition to continuing his career as a boxer.

He’s now one of the most popular voices in the sport as part of the PBC on CBS team, and won the Boxing Writers Association of America Excellence in Broadcasting Journalism Award in 2013 for his work on Showtime.

“Boxing in general tests you—physically, mentally, the anguish of combat. But this is a balancing act as well,” Malignaggi says of juggling his work inside the ring and out of it.

“It’s been a challenge to keep up with my broadcasting and my training, more of a challenge than even I thought. But at the same time, I do things in life for the challenge. If you don’t have a challenge in life, what’s the use of living? I like to test myself.”