Born November 23rd 1980, orthodox fighter Paul Malignaggi started his career in July 2001 at the age of 20 and has now been pro for 15 years, fighting a total of 43 times. Malignaggi's longest KO streak is 3 fights long out of his 43 career fights.
Malignaggi proved he was made for the pro ranks in his debut against Thadeus Parker, becoming the first person in Parker's 0 fights to stop him. The fight ended in round 1 of 4. Following on from his debut, Malignaggi continued his mostly successful career by fighting in a further 22 fights. In this time he fought Ramiro Cano, Rocky Martinez and Sandro Casamonica to name just a few, fighting 5 times in 2001, 7 times in 2002 and 10 times between 2003 and 2006 in this period.
The first defeat of Malignaggi's career came against Miguel Cotto on June 10th, 2006. This took his career record to 21-1-0. Coming into the fight with high confidence Malignaggi fought his next fight against Miguel Cotto on June 10th, 2006. Unfortunately, Malignaggi was outclassed and lost the decision on the judges scorecards taking his record to 21-1-0. Malignaggi's win streak of 21 rose to 25 following 4 great wins, becoming the 2nd person to beat Herman Ngoudjo, 9th person to defeat Lovemore Ndou and 10th person to defeat Lovemore Ndou.
Ricky Hatton was next in line for Malignaggi where unfortunately, he was defeated on November 22nd, 2008 taking his record to 25-2-0. Ricky Hatton became the first person to stop Malignaggi. The win came via TKO in the 11th round of a 12 round bout. 3 wins followed where Malignaggi went on to fight Christopher Fernandez and Juan Diaz amongst others, prolonging his win streak.
Malignaggi lost to Amir Khan in his next fight. Taking place on May 15th, 2010, Malignaggi's career record after this fight stood at 27-4-0. Malignaggi fought Amir Khan and was defeated via TKO in the 12 round bout. This was Malignaggi's 2nd stoppage defeat in his career which came in the 11th round. Fights against Jose miguel Cotto, Orlando Lora and Michael Lozada followed where he won all 3 fights taking his winning streak to 30 wins.
Malignaggi went into his next career fight with a record of 30-4-0 and took this to 31 wins with a win against Vyacheslav Senchenko on April 29th, 2012. Senchenko was a worthy challenger but Malignaggi was too much and became the first person to stop Senchenko via TKO during round 9.
Antonio Moscatiello was the next fight for Malignaggi on December 12th, 2015 and also his next career win. Malignaggi was the 3rd person to beat Antonio Moscatiello where he showed his talent as a technical boxer, beating him over 12 rounds in his 42nd professional fight.
Malignaggi went into his next fight against Sam Eggington on March 4th, 2017 with a career record of 35 wins. Malignaggi struggled from the off with Eggington, suffering his 5th stoppage defeat out of 43 career fights. The latest loss on Malignaggi's journey came via KO in round 8.