Danny Garcia continues his boxing legacy and undefeated streak, defeating Paulie Malignaggi in the 9th round of a thrilling fight on Aug. 1. Read all about the big match-up right here!
What a show! Danny Garcia, 27, was victorious once again when he stopped Paulie Malignaggi, 34, in the 9th round of their epic welterweight bout at Barclays Center in New York on Aug. 1. Well done, Danny!
Danny, who improved to a 31-0 record after his win, set about dominating the fight early on and was just too fast and too strong for Paulie, who even had the support of the home crowd of 7,237 fans. From the third round on, Paulie was in trouble after a blow from Danny caused a cut above the local fighter’s right eye.
Then, in the fifth round, Danny began to take further control of the fight, landing a flurry of punches on Paulie, who was just trying to hang in there. In the sixth round, Paulie’s right eye began to get worse, and a cut now opened underneath it as he struggled to see.
Danny continued to pound his opponent in the eighth round, and it was surprising the fight wasn’t stopped after he pummeled Paulie with some fierce left hooks. Before the ninth round, referee Arthur Mercante stepped over to Paulie’s corner to check he was OK to continue. After a series of brutal punches that left Paulie reeling on the ropes in the ninth, Arthur called the fight in Danny’s favor at 2 minutes and 22 seconds. Good fight, guys!
Paulie Malignaggi Hints At Retirement After Brutal Loss To Danny Garcia
“He’s a great champ, a crafty veteran with a good jab and foot movement, but I went in there and executed my game plan,” Danny said of Paulie after the fight, according to ESPN.
However, the loser signaled that this might be the end of his illustrious career. “I felt like if I couldn’t put up a great performance tonight, then it would be my last,” he said. “I was trying to hang tough as much as I could. I remember when I was taking big shots, I just kept thinking, ‘Don’t give in. This is your last night if you give in. Don’t show that you’re going to give in. If you can show that you’re still hungry for it, then you’ll convince yourself that this isn’t the end.'” He added, “I wanted to keep showing that I want it. Little by little, he broke me down, and I have no problem with the stoppage.”
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