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Paulie Malignaggi to face Jose Cotto

Updated: March 21, 2011, 11:09 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Former junior welterweight titlist Paulie Malignaggi has lost to one member of the Cotto family and will now try to even the score when he faces another.

Malignaggi, now fighting as a welterweight, will fight Puerto Rico's Jose Cotto in a scheduled 10-rounder on April 9 (HBO PPV) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on the televised undercard of the Erik Morales-Marcos Maidana main event.

"I think it's a good opportunity. It's a logical next step up in level of opponent for me at welterweight," ...

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