The weigh-in of Paul Malignaggi’s Italian debut this weekend was held Friday at Dixieland Cafè in Milan.
On Saturday, the former super lightweight and welterweight world champion Malignaggi (33-7) will fight against Hungarian Laszlo Fazekas (27 wins, 21 losses, 1 draw and 1 no-contest) over the eight-round distance in the main event of a show promoted by Principe Boxing Events and OPI 2000 at famed Principe Theater in Milan.
The theater is the Milanese version of New York’s B.B. King Blues Club and Grill: it has a capacity of 550 people, 300 seats on the first floor and 250 people standing up on the second floor and the charm of being an historic venue for boxing.
From 1949 to 1961 it hosted the fights of many great Italian fighters. In 1960 it was also the set of a movie who made history: “Rocco e I suoi fratelli” directed by Luchino Visconti and starring future French legend Alain Delon.
The official weights:
Paul Malignaggi 67,100. kg
Laszlo Fazekas: 67,800 kg
Antonio Moscatiello: 67,400 kg
Jozsef Gerebecz: 66,300 kg
Renato De Donato: 62,300 kg
Gyula Tallosi: 62,400 kg
On the undercard of Malignaggi-Fazekas, welterweight Antonio Moscatiello (18 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw) will fight Jozsef Gerebecz (7-13-2). Super lightweight Renato De Donato (15-3) will fight Gyula Tallosi (9-5). Opening the show, four professional fights on the 4 rounds distance.