By Bombo Ponciano ‘John’ Melo Jr -May 1, 2020 | 9:34 AM
Former sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi wants to settle his feud with MMA superstar Conor McGregor into a ‘winner takes all’ boxing match.
It was 2017, when the two came together in preparation for the crossover bout between McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr., however, they got into a scuffle during the preparation as they claimed Artem Lobov, McGregor’s teammate, beat the former-two division boxing champ in a bare knuckle boxing fight.
Wanting to erase the awful experiences, Malignaggi taunting McGregor for a boxing bout to clear the rumor.
‘He’s dragged my name too much in the mud. He knows he will get beaten up if he tries me. Him and I both know that. He gets stopped, 100% no doubt about. He can’t last the distance in a boxing match,” he said in an interview with Boxing Scene.
Malignaggi also pressed that he is a bigger name than Donald Cerrone who McGregor fought on his MMA comeback earlier this year.