Paulie Malignaggi Net Worth
Paulie Malignaggi is a former American professional boxer who is now active as a boxing analyst and commentator. During his boxing career, he won several world titles.
Who is Paulie Malignaggi
Paulie Malignaggi was born on 23rd November 1980 to Sicilian people who came to America as immigrants. He has a brother Umberto both of which didn’t have a good relationship with their stepfather. In 1996, brothers fought with the stepfather and eventually moved in with the grandparents. Paulie Malignaggi was expelled from school because he was picking fights. He chose boxing to channel his aggression after getting his grandfather’s permission.
Paulie Malignaggi Net Worth
The net worth of Paulie Malignaggi is estimated to be $5 million. He forayed into acting and hence his net worth is expected to increase.
Paulie Malignaggi Life History
Paulie Malignaggi became a professional boxer in 2001 and he won every single fight of his first 21 fights. In 2007, he won IBF Light Welterweight championship, defeating Lovemore N’dou. He got the Ring Magazine comeback for the year 2007 after defeating Edner Cherry in the same year. In 2008, he won Herman Ngoudjo to defend his title. He defeated Lovemore once again in a rematch.
In 2008, he lost against Ricky Hatton. In 2008, he fought for WBO NABO Light Welterweight championship, but judges ruled in favor of Juan Diaz. During a rematch, Paulie Malignaggi won. In 2010, he fought against Amir Khan and lost the fight.
In 2012, he qualified for WBA Welterweight championship and he defeated Viacheslav Senchenko to win the title. He defeated Pablo Cesar Canon in the same year. In 2013, Paulie Malignaggi lost against Adrien Broner in his own hometown. He reclaimed his pride by defeating Zab Judah in the same year.
After a couple of losses, Paulie Malignaggi returned to the ring in 2015 to fight against lesser-known Lazlo Fazekas. He won the fight and he also defeated Antonio Moscatiello in the same year. He defended his King of Brooklyn belt by defeating Gabriel Bracero.
In 2017, Paulie Malignaggi officially retired as a professional boxer. He has fought for 19 years out of which he was a professional boxer for 16 years.
Paulie Malignaggi Known For
Paulie Malignaggi was famous for his quick action inside the ring. Among the 44 professional fights, he won 36 and lost 8.
Paulie Malignaggi Political/ Business Affiliations
Apart from professional boxing, Paulie Malignaggi has been featured in Esquire and Playboy magazines. In 2003, he acted in Undefeated. Showtime aired Magic Man which is a documentary on the life of Paulie Malignaggi. Nintendo was fascinated by Paulie Malignaggi and used him to portray Little Mac which is a live action trailer for the Punch-Out game. In 2009, Paulie Malignaggi became the featured fighter in Fight Night Round 4 telecasted in EA Sports.
Currently, Paulie Malignaggi is a successful and award-winning boxing commentator for various television networks such as Showtime, Sky Sports and Fox Sports 1.