MALIGNAGGI: “Pacquiao-Algieri Is A Tough Fight To Call”

In a short time, he has emerged as a top tier analyst who can be relied upon to furnish cogent insight on both the technical and mental aspects which influence success or failure in the ring. His own ring future is up in the air, he told me he will be figuring out whether he hangs up the mitts or soldiers on after the holidays, but Paul Malignaggi was kind enough to weigh in with his take on the Saturday clash between The Congressman and the Headed-To-Med-School heartthrob.

So, Paulie, Pride of Bensonhurst, does the Long Island hitter not too long removed from doing personal training gigs to overfed suburbanites on the Island have a shot in beating Pacman in Macau?

“He’s got a shot,” the 33-6 boxer, a 140 or 147 pound champ, told TSS. “It should be a good fight. This will be tactical boxing.”

Malignaggi, who turns 34 on Nov. 23, said that Manny has the edge in hand speed and ability to get angles on his foe. Oh, and pop.. ”Yes, those are Manny’s edges…also the footspeed might be Manny, too, but Algieri has more range, being that he’s taller and controlling range might be an intricate part of winning the fight.” That’s coming from someone who has a real good sense of the import of dictating range, and how to pull that off against someone with higher caliber weaponry than you. “It’s a tough fight to call.”

He continued: “It’s not always easy to jab a southpaw, there’s a fundamental way of doing it. We’ll see if Algieri can do it, he definitely would have an advantage in controlling range if he does.”

There you have it, some insights from a guy who knows from whence he speaks…bigtime.

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COMMENTS

-Radam G :

Paulie is so full hatred, syet and jealousy, that it is pathetic. And he is the number one Money May fanboy. Paulie didn't all a sudden become boksing dumb and blind. But I see now that he has become a play cousin of C-Al's trainer Tim Lane. The energy stones-oils-and-lotions worshiping kissing cousin of Lois Lane is now blabbering all over Macau that C-Al is going to kayo Da Manny in round 10. And that C-Al is "The Golden Child." WTF! C-Al is a grown-arse man who is having a major mental breakdown. I cannot wait for the Sunday punches that Da Manny is going to destroy C-Al with on Sunday morning. C-Al will see that talking mystic syet and wearing energy stones, oils and lotions don't and won't win fights against the top of the top, cream of the crop best. Holla!


-dino da vinci :

@Radam. No Radam, it's not hatred, it's called a difference of opinion.


-SouthPaul :

I don't think it's hatred but Haymon definitely paid in one way or another to stop Paulie's criticism. It was heavyduty before PM signed on. We all have a price.


-Radam G :

@Radam. No Radam, it's not hatred, it's called a difference of opinion.
Dude has told me that he hate "Pacquiao because Pacquiao is on steroids.... And that is the only reasons that (Da Manny) ever beat anybody...." Paulie has "a difference of opinion" with a lot hatred and make believe about roids. Tell Paulie to change his diet and holla at some balut, buckwheat, beans and beets
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x5APKnt9KYand then maybe he will understand that skills give you the thrills, but the proper foods help you secure the kills. Holla!


-Kid Blast :

More NYC hype for the New York kid


-Carmine Cas :

I think Paulie is an astute analyst of the game, that being said I do know he's not Pacquiao's #1 fan.


-Carmine Cas :

Dude has told me that he hate "Pacquiao because Pacquiao is on steroids.... And that is the only reasons that (Da Manny) ever beat anybody...." Paulie has "a difference of opinion" with a lot hatred and make believe about roids. Tell Paulie to change his diet and holla at some balut, buckwheat, beans and beets
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x5APKnt9KYand then maybe he will understand that skills give you the thrills, but the proper foods help you secure the kills. Holla!
Radam is that youtube channel a reliable source for more nutrition gems?


-Radam G :

Radam is that youtube channel a reliable source for more nutrition gems?
Certainly. Holla!


-amayseng :

I don't think it's hatred but Haymon definitely paid in one way or another to stop Paulie's criticism. It was heavyduty before PM signed on. We all have a price.
Yep I remember Paulie going on TSAH rants and then next thing you know Paulie signed with him and his mouth shut right the F up immediately. Not an easy thing to do to a loud mouth Italian, and I can say that being one!


-amayseng :

I think Paulie is an astute analyst of the game, that being said I do know he's not Pacquiao's #1 fan.
Paulie is definitely a great commentator and I am a big fan, but yes he is biased towards Pac


-Radam G :

YUP! Pauline -- I mean Paulie -- knows money and knows when to shut da double fudge up, or even when to bullsyet from from all angles and directions. He is definitely not the honest, candid Radio Raheem.
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ESMMbHdBwA;
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCghuABlDJc. Holla!


-Carmine Cas :

Certainly. Holla!
Gracias!


-leon30001 :

Malignaggi has a lot to say about Pacquiao...I think he's pretty lucky he never had to fight him. He "was" a fan...a BIG fan:
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZiBa0L123k ...saying here if Manny beat Cotto he'd be the greatest fighter EVER; Pac duly brutalises and stops Miguel and now Paulie is a fully paid-up "hater"...sutin' ain't right there! I can't take his opinions too seriously.


-The Shadow :

Malignaggi has a lot to say about Pacquiao...I think he's pretty lucky he never had to fight him. He "was" a fan...a BIG fan:
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZiBa0L123k ...saying here if Manny beat Cotto he'd be the greatest fighter EVER; Pac duly brutalises and stops Miguel and now Paulie is a fully paid-up "hater"...sutin' ain't right there! I can't take his opinions too seriously.
Well, to be fair, Paulie is convinced Manny Pacquiao cheated in that fight so he doesn't consider that a "win." It's not like he contradicted himself; in his mind, he truly has no doubt Pacquiao was cheating.


-The Shadow :

Paulie Malignaggis is good for boxing.


-Radam G :

Well, to be fair, Paulie is convinced Manny Pacquiao cheated in that fight so he doesn't consider that a "win." It's not like he contradicted himself; in his mind, he truly has no doubt Pacquiao was cheating.
Paulie also has no doubt, according to him, that "Showtime" Shawn Porter was cheating too when he knocked Paulie da double fudge out "because (Porter) had been a Pacquiao sparring partner, and thinks that Pacquiao is an all-time great." To be fair to Paulie, he's a consistent a$$hole until you grease his palms. In that respect, he's typically good for how da game rolls -- seedy, shady, sneaky and sleasy. At least about 75 percent of it. Holla!


-The Shadow :

Paulie also has no doubt, according to him, that "Showtime" Shawn Porter was cheating too when he knocked Paulie da double fudge out "because (Porter) had been a Pacquiao sparring partner, and thinks that Pacquiao is an all-time great." To be fair to Paulie, he's a consistent a$$hole until you grease his palms. In that respect, he's typically good for how da game rolls -- seedy, shady, sneaky and sleasy. At least about 75 percent of it. Holla!
Well, about Shawn Porter...