Conor McGregor Wants Rematch With Floyd Mayweather, Boxing Matches Against Manny Pacquiao & Paulie Malignaggi

Conor McGregor begins his MMA comeback journey on Jan. 18, but he still wants to return to the boxing ring. McGregor is scheduled to clash with Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC 246. The “Notorious” one is likely in a position to chal…

Conor McGregor begins his MMA comeback journey on Jan. 18, but he still wants to return to the boxing ring. McGregor is scheduled to clash with Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC 246. The “Notorious” one is likely in a position to challenge for the UFC lightweight title if he can defeat “Cowboy.” […]

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Paulie Malignaggi & Jason Knight Express Mutual Interest in Boxing Match

Boxing veteran Paulie Malignaggi and Jason Knight both have a loss on their record to Artem Lobov, but Knight was able to avenge his loss to Lobov and now looks to defeat the other member of this triangle, The Magic Man himself. Riding the wave of his …

Boxing veteran Paulie Malignaggi and Jason Knight both have a loss on their record to Artem Lobov, but Knight was able to avenge his loss to Lobov and now looks to defeat the other member of this triangle, The Magic Man himself. Riding the wave of his victory over the GOAT, Jason Knight wants to […]

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Paulie Malignaggi Agrees To Box Jason Knight – Under Certain Conditions

Jason Knight picked up a big victory at Bare-Knuckle FC 9 over the weekend when he finished Artem Lobov in the final round of their main event. The fight was a rematch from their first fight in April of last year, which Lobov won via decision. After the fight ended, there were several discussions as […]

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Jason Knight picked up a big victory at Bare-Knuckle FC 9 over the weekend when he finished Artem Lobov in the final round of their main event.

The fight was a rematch from their first fight in April of last year, which Lobov won via decision. After the fight ended, there were several discussions as to what could happen next. BKFC brought Knight’s former UFC foe, Jim Alers, into the ring to tease a fight. Both Lobov and Knight also expressed interest in a trilogy.

However, Knight then took to social media to call out former Lobov opponent and ex-boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi. Here’s what Knight had to say.

@paulmalignaggi I know u don’t want to fight BKFC again but what would u say to a boxing fight ?? I have no prior pro boxing matches but I bet I can school you at your own game!!”

Malignaggi then responded in the comments section of Knight’s Instagram post, saying he’s down to box Knight in a traditional boxing match with gloves. His history of hand injuries is too severe to compete in bare-knuckle again. He also noted the money would have to be worth the fight

“Well done Jason, solid adjustments Saturday night. I have not yet seen the fight but saw higlights and your sense of timing and disciplined game plan was very impressive to notice. You def caught onto a few tactics from my fight and fought smarter. I wish my hands could survive the impact again cause truthfully I enjoyed the experience and wouldn’t have minded facing you after your display.

“However I have a career history of hand problems and I cannot keep risking them or I’m gonna wind up with permanent damage to them. If there are interested parties that are willing to put up enough money I am not against regular boxing though where some protection for my hands is there.

“Maybe David can do a card where you and I glove up but instead of a ring we can fight in the bkfc squared circle with our undercard consisting of bare knuckle fights. Again its dependant on the compensation. After all, we are prizefighters. Once again though, well done and congrats on an impressive display.”

Knight then responded with the following.

“thanks brother, I’d love to make this happen… and it’s not a disrespect thing either, I’d just like the test against a real boxer and see where I stand skill wise”

Malignaggi then had this to say:

“no disrespect taken at all. You are a competitor and I respect that. If someone compensates us well for the fight I can def consider it and we can go from there. This forum is public so people can see the interest in making this possibility a reality is there from us both. I have also given a possible way we can do it with bkfc still promoting it if they have this interest”

What do you make of Malignaggi’s conditions to box Knight? Do you think a fight will materialize? 

 

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Jason Knight Wants Pro Boxing Debut Against Paulie Malignaggi

Jason Knight is looking to capitalize on his TKO win over Artem Lobov over the weekend. Knight finished Lobov in the fifth round of their Bare-Knuckle FC 9 main event. Taking to social media, Knight decided to shoot his shot at call out former boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi. Malignaggi previously fought for BKFC in […]

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Jason Knight is looking to capitalize on his TKO win over Artem Lobov over the weekend.

Knight finished Lobov in the fifth round of their Bare-Knuckle FC 9 main event. Taking to social media, Knight decided to shoot his shot at call out former boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi. Malignaggi previously fought for BKFC in a highly-anticipated main event against Artem Lobov, which Lobov won via decision.

Since, Malignaggi has claimed his BKFC career is over, but Knight took to social media to challenge him to a pro boxing fight instead.

@paulmalignaggi I know u don’t want to fight BKFC again but what would u say to a boxing fight ?? I have no prior pro boxing matches but I bet I can school you at your own game!!”

However, after his win over Lobov, Knight’s former UFC opponent, Jim Alers was brought into the ring to seemingly set up a fight between the pair inside the BKFC ring. A trilogy bout between Lobov and Knight is also possible, as both men verbally agreed to it in their post-fight speeches. It will be interesting to see what Knight decides to do following his big win over Lobov.

What do you think about a pro boxing fight between Knight and Malignaggi?

 

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Paulie Malignaggi Ridicules Talk Of Conor McGregor Returning To Boxing

There’s always a possibility that Conor McGregor returns to boxing one day. However, Paulie Malignaggi thinks it would be hard for him to get a single win. McGregor, of course, boxed Floyd Mayweather back in 2017 and would lose via 10th-round TKO. Since then, there has been talk of the Irishman returning to the sport, […]

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There’s always a possibility that Conor McGregor returns to boxing one day. However, Paulie Malignaggi thinks it would be hard for him to get a single win.

McGregor, of course, boxed Floyd Mayweather back in 2017 and would lose via 10th-round TKO. Since then, there has been talk of the Irishman returning to the sport, particularly because of how lucrative it is.

Malignaggi has been cited as a potential opponent, especially with his beef with McGregor over their sparring session leaks. For now, though, McGregor seems focused on competing in the UFC.

But it wouldn’t be surprising if a promoter like Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn were to sign McGregor up for a boxing comeback. Malignaggi certainly agrees, but believes it would be hard to find anyone the former two-weight UFC champion could beat in the sweet science:

“Eddie is a real genius businessman, a really smart businessman,” Malignaggi said in a recent interview with iFL TV (via BJ Penn). “So if he’s got an ace up his sleeve I wouldn’t be surprised. I just don’t think Conor McGregor can box.

“You’d probably have to get him the guy that sold me these nuts [to fight]. Or the guy who sold me this water, or this juice. That’s a few wins right there. He can’t fight, he’s not a boxer.”

Despite losing to McGregor’s teammate Artem Lobov in bareknuckle action, Malignaggi is confident of outclassing his long-term rival in a boxing ring. However, he doesn’t think it’s a realistic possibility:

“I’ll fight him with one hand, bro,” he added. “I just beat up his boy with one hand. You don’t want that fight. We could do it, but I don’t really think it’s a realistic possibility.”

What do you make of Malignaggi’s comments?

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Artem Lobov Wants Paulie Malignaggi On KSI vs. Logan Paul Card

Artem Lobov wants to run things back with Pauli Malignaggi. The two, of course, fought at BKFC 6 where it was Lobov who got his hand raised by decision. It was a super close fight that Malignaggi thought he had won, and has been vocal about it. Now, Lo…

Artem Lobov wants to run things back with Pauli Malignaggi. The two, of course, fought at BKFC 6 where it was Lobov who got his hand raised by decision. It was a super close fight that Malignaggi thought he had won, and has been vocal about it. Now, Lobov says he would be open to […]

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