Malignaggi Talks Khan-Maidana, Ortiz-Peterson, Ortiz Laments
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On Saturday night in Quebec, Canada, former IBF junior welterweight (140 pounds) titlist Paulie Malignaggi (27-4, five knockouts), of New York, has a bout opposite Michael Lozada (39-6-1, 29 KOs). Promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, Malignaggi-Lozada will be on the under card of the Showtime televised main event featuring WBC light heavyweight (175 pounds) champion Jean Pascal of Canada against 45-year-old ex-titlist, Bernard Hopkins, at the Pepsi Coliseum.
Malignaggi is coming off of May's 11th-round knockout loss to WBA junior welterweight champion Amir Khan (24-1, 17 KOs), but was on hand at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas last Saturday when Khan earned an HBO televised, unanimous decision over WBA interim titlist Marcos Rene Maidana (29-2, 27 KOs).
In the co-main event, southpaw Victor Ortiz (28-2-2, 22 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., and Lamont Peterson (28-1-1, 14 KOs) of Washington, D.C., fought to a majority decision draw.
Malignaggi shed his thoughts on the evening in this FanHouse interview.