The Schmo once again links up with Former Boxing Champion Paul Malignaggi inside training camp for his Bare Knuckle Fight with Artem Lobov. Interview topics include: – Expects an easy fight against Artem Lobov – Thoughts on Danny Jacobs vs Canelo & Luke Campbell vs Lomachenko – Mistakes in judging fights based on popularity – Payment Disparity in Boxing vs UFC Fights – Plans to piss on Conor McGregor’s Mural in Santa Monica, CA
Artem Lobov and Paulie Malignaggi officially have a date set for their bare-knuckle boxing match, but there’s been a change of location.
In April, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship promotion president David Feldman said that the highly anticipated grudge match between Lobov and Malignaggi would likely take place in New Hampshire on June 22. The two rivals will still fight this summer, but it was announced on the BKFC website that they will instead meet in Tampa, Florida, at a venue to be determined.
This will be the promotion’s first event in Florida after debuting in Wyoming and then holding three events in Mississippi and one in Cancun, Mexico.
Malignaggi, a former IBF and WBA boxing champion, will be competing in BKFC for the first time. He announced his retirement from boxing back in March 2017, finishing his career with a record of 36-8 (7 KOs). The 38-year-old fighter has had a longstanding feud with Lobov and his close friend Conor McGregor dating back to an infamous sparring session between Malignaggi and McGregor ahead of the UFC star’s crossover bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
I can’t wait to see the fight between Artem and Paulie. Who do you have to win?