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Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Paulie Malignaggi calls Pacquiao performance 'pitiful'

Paulie Malignaggi isn't holding anything back in his criticism of Manny Pacquiao's performance against Floyd Mayweather.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

It's no secret that former junior welterweight and welterweight titleholder Paulie Malignaggi is one of Manny Pacquiao's biggest critics, often claiming that Pacquiao's rise in weight and success in doing so is suspect. Tonight, with Malignaggi working on the pay-per-view broadcast as an analyst, he got to watch Pacquiao lose to Floyd Mayweather.

And as you might expect, the always-outspoken "Magic Man" got his shots in on Twitter after the fight, which he scored 116-112 for Mayweather:

malignaggi tweet

He also called Pacquiao's reported shoulder injury an "excuse," and "hilarious":

malignaggi tweet

Malignaggi, who has been one of boxing's loudest voices against the use of performance-enhancing drugs and other issues with the boxing establishment, and also argued that Pacquiao's performance was a result of the random blood and urine testing done for the fight:


It is also worth noting that Malignaggi recently hired Angel "Memo" Heredia, the controversial strength and conditioning coach who has worked with Juan Manuel Marquez in recent fights.

You guys up for a grudge match between Pacquiao and Malignaggi in Macau?

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