Boxer-turned-broadcaster Paulie Malignaggi

Oct 29, 2018 808

Being a professional boxing commentator is all about picking up on the patterns of the fight, the subtle stuff, and assessing how fighters should adjust their approach before it even happens. So says Paulie Malignaggi, who works as a boxing analyst for Showtime and Sky Sports, and who also used to work for Fox Sports 1.

“I try to involve the fans and try to make them more cognizant of what’s going on,” he says. “Sure, it’s just two guys fighting, but what you’re talking about is fighting tactically. I talk about the things I learned from my perspective as a fighter.” Malignaggi, who’ll turn 38 this month, is a former two-weight world champion who held the IBF junior welterweight title from 2007 to 2008 and the WBA welterweight title from 2012 to 2013. He retired after his last fight in March 2017. He was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.

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