Artem Lobov did the unthinkable last Sunday as he defeated former two-time world champion Paulie Malignaggi at the BKFC 6 event which took place at the Florida State Fairgrounds Entertainment Hall in Tampa, Fla.
Lobov was awarded the unanimous decision victory (48-47, 48-47, 48-47). He was the main aggressor throughout the fight and chased Malignaggi throughout the fight. Malignaggi cut the ring with his feet movement and evaded many of Lobov’s hard shots but at the end, it was Russian by the way of Ireland who took this fight.
All of a sudden everyone in the fight game seems to be in the mood of fighting each other irrespective of their sporting background. A few days ago UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo called out three-division boxing champ Vasyl Lomachenko to a fight.
Now journalist Mike Russell has challenged infamous MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz to a Bare Knuckle boxing match against Artem Lobov.
Maybe Ali Abdelaziz can put his fists where his mouth is and sign up for a bareknuckle fight with @RusHammerMMA in BKFC. Didn't he say Artem isn't a real fighter? One way to find out: strip everything but their bare fists away and see who falls. Make it a loser leaves town match.
— Mike Russell (@MIKERUSSELLMMA) June 24, 2019
Ali Abdelaziz is one of the most powerful managers in MMA right now, apart from managing Khabib, he also manages UFC flyweight and bantamweight champ Henry Cejudo, former bantamweight titleholder Cody Garbrandt, and ex-lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.
Mike Russell was the investigative journalist who first broke the news of Ali being an informant for the New York police department and also broke the news of Ali abandoning his son Noah in Colorado and that he still owes $50,000 in child support.