Paulie Malignaggi Wants 'Winner Takes All' Boxing Bout With Conor McGregor
Paulie Malignaggi is challenging Conor McGregor to a winner takes all boxing bout.
The pair are in a bitter feud ever since the two sparred as part of McGregor's preparation for his 2017 boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather.
Malignaggi deemed footage of them sparring released to be give an unfair reflection of what actually went on between the ropes and the pair have regularly gone back and forth with one another.
Malignaggi was beaten by McGregor's teammate Artem Lobov in a bare knuckle boxing fight back in June but the two weight world champion wants to settle things with the Notorious one and even have the winner take the whole purse because of how confident he is in beating him.
"We both know what I did to him in the gym that day in 2017," Malignaggi told Boxing Scene.
"The Conor McGregor fight always interests me. I will gladly do winner takes all the money in that fight. I will put my finances at risk because it will be a pleasure to beat that guy up. There would be a lot of money in the pot. I would rather let the winner take it all.
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"He's dragged my name too much in the mud. He knows he will get the sh*t beat out of him if he tries me. Him and I both know that. He gets stopped, 100% no doubt about. He can't last the distance in a boxing match.
"He'd rather fight guys like Donald Cerrone who are half dead going into the cage. People argue that I'm not a big enough name for McGregor. Cerrone is definitely half the name that I am, and that's no shot at him, because he's done a lot in his MMA career. I'm a bigger fighter than Cerrone."
McGregor has frequently talked about wanting to get inside the squared circle again despite being well-beaten by Mayweather in Las Vegas.
Malignaggi, still incensed by how he was made to look in those sparring sessions, doesn't rate the Irishman's chances in the world of boxing.
"I think Manny Pacquiao obliterates McGregor in one round," the 39-year old added.
"McGregor will have advantages of bringing money to the table, but I think he values his name. If he's going to fight either of us in a boxing match, he'll be exposed. He quit during his submission losses in MMA. As soon as it gets hard for him. He looks for the first way out. He's the king of 'perception is reality.
"In boxing, he's going to taint his name because there aren't too many ways out of a fight. He basically quit against Mayweather and stopped throwing punches. He was in shape. I was in camp with him. He was looking for a way out of that fight."
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