Magic Man in Marbella – Malignaggi training with MGM

Former two-weight world champion, and veritable boxing superstar Paulie Malignaggi is rounding off his training in Macklin’s Gym Marbella ahead of his return to the ring.

34 year old Malignaggi [33(7)-7(4)], a veteran of nine world title fights at light welterweight and welterweight, takes on Laszlo Fazekas [27(17)-21(2)-1] in an eight round bout in Milan this Saturday.

Hungarian Fazekas, a former middleweight, will provide the ‘Magic Man’ with a durable opening test ahead of his assault on the European title.

Malignaggi, who has strong Italian heritage, is currently training in the Irish-owned Puerto Banús gym ahead of the fight and will surely be giving a few tips to rising Irish stars, Declan Geraghty and Jamie Conlan.

The New Yorker was obviously impressed with the facilities after the recent ‘Lights Out at The Plaza’ show where he was a special guest, and even provided some commentary for the live web stream.

Joe O'Neill

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