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Malignaggi itching to prove doubters wrong

Paulie Malignaggi realizes he's been brought in as the foil for Miguel Cotto. Malignaggi, however, has other plans, like winning convincingly, MaxBoxing writes.

Originally Published: June 9, 2006
By Thomas Gerbasi | MaxBoxing.com

Paulie Malignaggi's got the edge. Days before the defining fight of his young boxing career, against WBO junior welterweight champion Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, the Brooklynite hasn't stopped talking (no surprise there), but he has clicked in the way you want to see fighters click in before a big fight.

Malignaggi

Malignaggi, 25, who readily admits that it was his brash mouth as much as his resume that helped get him this fight, realizes now ...

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