Malignaggi To Compete in Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship

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Former British champion -- and football/soccer player -- Curtis Woodhouse has recently signed up. And Martin Concepcion, a solid domestic contender for a few years, has also done it. Like I say, nobody near the credibility of Paulie -- and you've probably never heard of them!

I think I've seen Woodhouse before, possibly. I went BoxRec on him, and I saw he fought Frankie Gavin. I saw Gavin a few times when he was a prospect. Name sounds familiar, but I can't remember if I ever saw him. As I said, it's possible.

I never seen or heard Concepcion, so you are right on that one.
 
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Bare knuckle, you don't have to hit hard to do real damage, you just have to be accurate and have technique. I honestly can see Paulie doing a bit of damage, but it's also stupid, because he's just going to fuck up his hands, and risk taking a shot that could do real damage to his health.

Bare knuckle just isn't clever, and I don't get why people do it.
 
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If Paulie still has half the speed he used to have, I think he'll do well. If he fights Conor's mate Lobov, it'll be target practice for Paulie.
 
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This obsession he has with fighting MMA guys in a boxing match, is going too far now.

Out of nowhere he's re-commenced his twitter beef with Conot
 
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People here are full of shit. If a boxer of Paulie's calibre hit you bare knuckle he'd fuck you up. I know he didn't have knockout power in the ring but the reality is a bloke of his ability will hit harder than the average person with a bare fist.
Yeah, but the other guy's gonna' be punching BACK, and Paulie isn't young & fast any longer. He had brilliant defensive moves in this prime, but in his last six or so fights he got tagged a TON. A completely different fighter. - And his last bout was 2 years ago.

This is just stupid.
 
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It's not stupid. Some of you need to get over it.

He won two meaningful titles and defended in different weight classes. Held his own with younger future champs and top WWs for years. It's time a handful of you shut the fuck up, sit back, and wait for the most decorated champion to compete in Bare Knuckle Boxing. What Boxing use to be is coming back so the former champ deserves our support. If he gets knocked out or TKO'd I'm not going to feel as bad this time he's out there testing himself and the waters in Bare Knuckle. God bless him this is a big deal. Since the sport came back it is only natural we see people from different backgrounds compete.
 
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It's not stupid. Right.

He could break his hands.
He could get brain damage.
He could end up not talking rigt, and lose his gig as a fight commentator.

For a couple of bucks?

Yep, it's brilliant, I tell you !
 
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Not something I'd do, but he'd of weighed up the offer against perceived threat - what's the talent pool like? And decided it was worthwhile.

I don't think age play into it much some may think as not gonna be throwing as many shots, or power side as can't load up too much. Think Paulie do alright.
 
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It's not stupid. Some of you need to get over it.

He won two meaningful titles and defended in different weight classes. Held his own with younger future champs and top WWs for years. It's time a handful of you shut the fuck up, sit back, and wait for the most decorated champion to compete in Bare Knuckle Boxing. What Boxing use to be is coming back so the former champ deserves our support. If he gets knocked out or TKO'd I'm not going to feel as bad this time he's out there testing himself and the waters in Bare Knuckle. God bless him this is a big deal. Since the sport came back it is only natural we see people from different backgrounds compete.
 
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Malinaggi is a poor representative but I want to see more prospects or actually good amateurs to compete. Pro boxing isn't an accurate showing of what boxing is like in a street fight
 
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Any of you watch this stuff? It's on YouTube. I saw on YouTube that Chris Leben, who I think is one of the champions, will be joining BKFC. Anyways, the fights were a bit more lackluster than I imagined. Fat dude got cut fast as hell and started bleeding everywhere. The match ended really quick after that.

I saw one of Chris Leben's fights, and the guy literally thought it was a fucking wrestling match. It was very bizarre. The knockout was pretty good, though.
 
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Malignaggi would fuck everybody on this sites ass in a bare knuckle fight...fuck outta here with that bullshit bravado :lol: