Fighting for the first time after losing to Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton November of last year, Paulie ‘The Magic Man’ Malignaggi took on the Baby Bull, Juan Diaz in one of this year’s close encounters.
The latter edged out a unanimous decision against Malignaggi and win the NABO junior welterweight championship. Diaz also came from a devastating loss, a knockout to current lightweight kingpin Juan Manuel Marquez.
Maliganggi, however, ridiculed the decision, arguing that Diaz has the hometown advantage with three officials coming from Houston, Texas, Diaz’ home city. From that point, Paulie has the right to be upset. He has now dropped to 26-3, with 5 knockouts.
Juan Diaz redeemed himself after losing to JMM in an unsuccessful bid to defend his belts and status as lightweight’s top dog. His record now stands at 35-2, 17 via knockouts. This fight with Malignaggi is Diaz’s debut to the junior welterweight division.
The Frustrated Sports Analyst will also do a live round-by-round report on the Pacquiao-Cotto fight on November 14th. Stay glued to this website for more updates.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Posted by Kenneth Ragpala at 4:19 PM