Paulie Malignaggi Retires From Boxing
Former two-weight world champion Paulie Malignaggi (36-8, 7 KOs) will call it a career after getting stopped by Sam Eggington over the weekend. Malginaggi formally announced his decision on Monday, which marked the 19th anniversary of his first amateur boxing match.
Here’s the message Malignaggi released through social media:
Making it official. Thank you, boxing. https://t.co/IrQqHsOtFc
— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) March 6, 2017
"19 years ago today – March 6, 1998 – I entered the ring for the first time as an amateur. That makes this as good a time as any for me to officially announce my retirement from competition," Malignaggi wrote. "My life is in a place 19 years later that I never dreamed it could be in. And I have boxing to thank for that. I gave absolutely everything I had to this sport for almost 2 decades, and I will never lose the many, many incredible memories that were created during that time."
Malignaggi retires at the age of 36, having won world titles at 140 and 147 lbs. He will now focus on his career as a commentator for Showtime and Sky Sports.
"I’m looking forward to a long, fruitful career now behind the mic, staying around the sport I love so much and the sport that changed my life for the better," Malignaggi said.