Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Team Malignaggi Very Confident Ahead of Danny Garcia Bout

Former 2 time, 2 weight world champion Paulie Malignaggi and his team are extremely confident of causing an upset when they face Danny Garcia at the Barclays center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Paulie is a huge underdog but he’s receiving a lot of support from fans and boxing experts who think an upset could be on the cards. Many experts are indicating that Danny Garcia is on the slide and I agree with this view.

Danny Garcia looked great against Lucas Mattysshe in late 2013. Since then he is declining a little, fight by fight and this weekend could see a shocking upset, which would further cement Malignaggi's legacy. In my opinion Herrera beat Garcia by two rounds and that was followed up by a horrible mismatch with Rod Salka. Still not sure how that Salka bout got sanctioned, let alone put on Showtime. After that Garcia went life and death with Lamont Peterson. So despite Garcia being highly talented, he has been in a few tough fights and he has taken some serious punishment in these fights.

Garcia seems slower with each fight, he loads up on virtually every punch. He has some of the loopiest punches in the game and Paulie should be able to capitalize on this, come Saturday night. Paulie needs to fight cautiously early on and not get caught with any huge shots like he got caught with against Porter. As soon as he gets longer in the fight, his skills and speed should take over the fight. Paulie is 35 now and he’s still relevant so it’s remarkable he doesn’t get as much respect as he should from fans and experts of the sport.

I will go with Malignaggi by a close decision in what some are calling a huge upset if it happens. I don’t see it as an upset at all, Malignaggi has always been a great boxer and Garcia relies on power and he’s been looking slow as of late. I also think Malignaggi has a big advantage with his ring IQ. Does Garcia know he’s in for a tough fight? Well of course, just look at how quiet Angel Garcia has been recently. That is a sign of respect. Hopefully we get a fantastic fight on Saturday night.

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