Former multiple weight world boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi has signed up with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship and is now set to fight former UFC featherweight and Malignaggi’s rival, Conor McGregor’s close friend and training partner, Artem Lobov. Paulie has now boldly predicted ow his fights with Lobov will end.
Malignaggi claimed that he has been hitting punching bags because that is how he feels fighting Lobov is going to be. Here’s what he told MMA Junkie:
To prepare for Artem, I hit the punching bag a lot more because Artem is basically a punching bag with legs. I wanted to get used to that and get my fists accustomed to it. We’ve also done some other things to be prepared specifically for my bare-knuckle debut.