Malignaggi has been one of the most fanatic supporters of the steroidal propaganda propounded by the mouthy Floyd Mayweather Sr. against the living boxing legend Manny Pacquiao. Given that Mayweather’s theory is founded on nothing, and so is Malignaggi’s belief, except for his weak qualitative view on Pacquiao’s seemingly enhanced rapid gain in weight as he ascended divisions. However, by putting it into the exactitude of scientific scrutiny with the tool of honest statistical data, it turned out that Pacquiao’s weighty issue can be easily rejected and garbaged as evidence of the steroid accusation being hurled against him. Despite having been faulted, Malignaggi remains lingering on his baseless accusation although it is now taken by the great majority to be born out of bitter envy and slandering motive; self – marketing is another.
Interestingly Malignaggi, the former IBF junior welterweight champion and current WBO NABO light welterweight champion has a ring date with Amir Khan, the fast rising classmate of Pacquiao under the tutelage of the world renowned boxing teacher Freddie Roach at his famed Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles. Although Khan’s name had been floated at one time as potential threat to the Pacman, England’s latest boxing treasure has become one of the staunch defenders of the Filipino, like a deeply pious preacher defending the foundations of his faith. Amir Khan (22-1, 16KO’s), who currently owns the WBA World light welterweight title, is dogged in his intention to knockout Paul Malignaggi (27-3, 5KO’s) when they meet at Madison Square Garden in New York on May 5 in order to avenge the Pacman from the groundless moral aggression being thrown at him by the unrefined Malignaggi.
In fact Alex Ariza, the resident conditioning coach of the Wild Card Gym and whose purported steroid supply that Pacquiao allegedly used is blamed upon has been vocal of his intention to see Malignaggi get brutally knockout by the British Pakistani. Just a day ago, Freddie Roach himself has put his bold prediction on the table – Malignaggi will fall for good in three rounds. In a safer surmise, the latest and principal plot of the Wild Card Gym is to destroy Malignaggi just like its highly successful mission when it sent Pacquiao for the first Barrera fight in the November of 2003. Chances are, with Khan’s mobility of a bird and casted-stone power, as well as with his intense aspiration to send his name reverberating in the US and the entire world, the cotton-fisted and running Malignaggi is bound to receive the worst beating of his career.
But once shamefully defeated, Malignaggi’s monetary value in the boxing market is sure to dwindle, as sure as the sun rising in the east and setting in the east. Finding hard to acquire decently – paying fights, Malignaggi in the quickness of lightning will renew his steroid issue against Pacquiao and most probably against Khan, even to the extent of implicating all inhabitants of the Wild Card Gym. In so doing, he would be able to resale himself because thousands will be dragged into watching him fight, albeit, not to push him to victory but to see him put to sleep.
Like Mayweather whose fighting style borders on becoming synonymous to drowsiness, thus cannot sale fights like Pacquiao’s, Malignaggi has all the propensity to embrace even more religiously and propagate the Mayweathers’ steroid matter in order to embed more detestation in the minds of the majority of the boxing populace. And if truth be told, Malignaggi must be one of the fewest people who was able to comprehend at once the true motive of the Mayweathers – to slander Pacquiao in order to grab his fans into watching Floyd Jr. fight. Struck with such an excellent marketing tool for boring fighters, Malignaggi made no delay embracing the Mayweathers as tight as a leech on cattle skin. Quite affectively and rather possibly, he couldn’t have been elected to face Khan for the latter’s WBA light welterweight crown in the first place had he not enrolled to be among the misguided disciples of the Mayweathers. If Malignaggi got hammered, expect him to use the same sales talk yet again in order to resell himself.