Paul Malignaggi vs. Juan Diaz set for Aug. 22 in Houston!
By FightFan News Wire (10-Jun-2009)
All open issues have been resolved regarding the proposed Paulie Malignaggi and Juan Diaz fight on August 22, 2009 in Houston, Texas.
DiBella Entertainment and Golden Boy wrapped up negotiations today and tied up all loose ends clearing the way for Paulie ‘The Magic Man’ Malignaggi to face ‘The Baby Bull’ Juan Diaz at an agreed upon catch-weight of 138.5 lbs.
“I told Paulie to lay off his Grandma’s pasta and eat one less cannoli,” said Lou DiBella about Malignaggi dropping an extra pound or two. “Paulie is confident of his speed and boxing ability and is prepared to win in the lion’s den of Houston.”
“This is a fight between two guys looking to prove something. We are both coming of losses in big fights and we are both coming in hungry. Expect fireworks,” said Malignaggi.
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