You know, I'm having a really fun boxing day after the sublime/absurd/weird Mayweather vs Ortiz press conference, and then David Haye's rather hilarious nonsense about Emanuel Steward offering to train him after Saturday. There must be something in the air, because Paulie Malignaggi has uploaded a callout video toward Devon Alexander and Kevin Cunningham while he swims in Sicily on vacation, and boy but do I love this:
Malignaggi sounds like an insane person, which I find amusing. This is like some crazed Joe Pesci character, and the fact that he's swimming the entire time he's going on this profane rant just makes it even more fantastic.
This whole thing here, of course, started in January when Malignaggi ripped Alexander for quitting against Timothy Bradley, after having previously felt slighted by Alexander for one reason or another. Now, after a questionable win over Lucas Matthysse on Saturday, Alexander is moving to 147 pounds, and his trainer/manager Cunningham called out Malignaggi with a few insults. This is Paulie's response. Could it have possibly been any better? I argue probably not.
If these two do sign to fight, who do you like in that fight? Malignaggi is past his peak and has slowed down some, but Alexander just has not looked good in the last few fights, and Paulie's still quicker than Matthysse and Kotelnik.