Malignaggi homecoming proves a hit with Italian fans

PBE 28/09/2015

On Saturday 26, Principe theater looked like an Italian soccer stadium for Paul Malignaggi’s fight against Laszlo Fazekas. The building was sold-out (550 people) and the fans rowdily supported Malignaggi who won on points after eight rounds.

Fazekas didn’t come to be just the opponent and he proved it hitting Malignaggi’s face many times. The Hungarian was also deducted a point for his rugged tactics (a couple of times it seemed that Fazekas wanted to make it a bar brawl). After the victory, fans surrounded Malignaggi asking for autographs and selfies.

The dressing room was just a few meters away from the ring, but the Magic Man needed several minutes to reach it because of the crowd. He was also interviewed by ESPN who sent a journalist to Milan to write a piece for their website.

On the undercard, welterweight Antonio Moscatiello defeated Jozsef Gerebecz (KO3). Super lightweight Renato De Donato beat Gyula Tallosi (KO4).

Opening the show were four fights on the four rounds distance:

super lightweights: Davide Calì beat Matteo Redrezza on points
super featherweights: Francesco Grandelli defeated Antonino Sponziello on points
middleweights: Andrea Cimichella drew with Fabio Hage
lightweights: Lorenzo Calì drew with Alessandro Buratto

The show was promoted by Principe Boxing Events and OPI 2000 and it will be televised nationally by SportItalia on Thursday October 1 at 11.00 p.m. Italian time.