Paulie Malignaggi Says There Were Talks Of Rematch With Artem Lobov

Former boxing world champ Paulie Malignaggi has confirmed he was in talks for a rematch with Artem Lobov. Back in June 2019, Lobov and Malignaggi competed under the BKFC banner. The bout was contested under bare-knuckle boxing rules. Lobov earned the u…

Former boxing world champ Paulie Malignaggi has confirmed he was in talks for a rematch with Artem Lobov. Back in June 2019, Lobov and Malignaggi competed under the BKFC banner. The bout was contested under bare-knuckle boxing rules. Lobov earned the unanimous decision victory. While Malignaggi didn’t agree with the decision, he ended up embracing […]

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Artem Lobov Offered Paulie Malignaggi Rematch By Boxing Promoter

Artem Lobov, Paulie MalignaggiArtem Lobov has revealed he has been offered the chance to rematch bitter rival Paulie Malignaggi and make his professional boxing debut. The 33-year-old previously beat former boxing champion Malignaggi in Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship in June 2019. After five hard rounds, Lobov picked up a unanimous decision win on the judge’s scorecards. Speaking to […]

Artem Lobov, Paulie Malignaggi

Artem Lobov has revealed he has been offered the chance to rematch bitter rival Paulie Malignaggi and make his professional boxing debut.

The 33-year-old previously beat former boxing champion Malignaggi in Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship in June 2019. After five hard rounds, Lobov picked up a unanimous decision win on the judge’s scorecards.

Speaking to BJPenn.com, ‘The Russian Hammer’ said he had been offered the chance to face Malignaggi for a second time by a boxing promoter and he’s apparently very interested in the idea.

“Certainly [I’d rematch Paulie Malignaggi]. I have had some inquiries about that as I had a boxing promoter reach out to me and ask if I’d be interested in a pro boxing match against Paulie. With the coronavirus, all of that was put on hold but certainly I’d do it. Pro boxing has been something I’ve thought about for a long time. I think it would be a good first opponent for it.”

With the COVID-19 pandemic putting any ideas of a pro boxing career on hold, Lobov has begun thinking about what’s next in BKFC. Last time out he was stopped by Jason Knight in the fifth round of their highly anticipated rematch. According to Lobov BKFC bantamweight champion, Johnny Bedford is his most likely opponent although he insists he has many other opitons.

“That is probably one of the fights. They spoke to me about Johnny Bedford as well. He is the champion at 135 and is 5-0 in BKFC at the moment,” Lobov explained. “He has some noise behind him, but he needs some more exposure. He’s a solid fighter. So, I think it would make sense as he needs some push and a fight with me would do that for him. There are many fights for me.”

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Artem Lobov Claims He’s Been Approached About Potential Rematch With Paulie Malignaggi

Artem Lobov says he has options and one of them is a potential rematch with Paulie Malignaggi. The beef between Lobov and Malignaggi has been going on since 2017. Lobov is a training partner and close friend of Conor McGregor. There was an infamous spa…

Artem Lobov says he has options and one of them is a potential rematch with Paulie Malignaggi. The beef between Lobov and Malignaggi has been going on since 2017. Lobov is a training partner and close friend of Conor McGregor. There was an infamous sparring session between McGregor and Malignaggi. “The Magic Man” claimed the […]

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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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