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Malignaggi to continue boxing career in Italy

Paulie Malignaggi has decided to forego a retirement from boxing and fulfill his dream of fighting in Italy.

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After his trashing at the hands of Danny Garcia, Paulie Maliginaggi looked to be a sure bet to hang up the gloves and continue with his career as a broadcast commentator. Of course, many people believed the same thing after he was badly concussed by Shawn Porter in his previous fight. They were wrong then, and they are wrong now. Paulie Malignaggi has decided to continue fighting and fulfill his lifelong dream of fighting in Italy and will make his return in Milan on September 26. Paulie will be fighting the ever-dangerous TBA.

"Fighting in Italy has always been my dream and I am happy to carry on September 26 at the Teatro Principe. I was born to Italian parents in New York and I lived the first six years of my life in Italy, I feel Italian. I will certainly excited to fight in front of the Italian public," Malignaggi told

Should Paulie emerge victorious, he could be set up for a fight with the winner of Gianluca Branco and mandatory challenger Leonard Bundu for the European title.

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