What the (Blank)?


Welcome to the latest edition of What the (Blank)?, where we ask athletes to answer a few questions about themselves so you can get to know them better. Next up is former two-division boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi. Yes, this is his real handwriting.

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The best boxing advice I ever got was …Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 8.13.06 AM

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If I could go back in time and fight one boxing legend, it would be …Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 8.09.49 AM

If I could change one thing about boxing, I would …Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 8.12.41 AMScreen Shot 2016-07-30 at 8.12.49 AM

If I had to describe my opponent, Gabriel Bracero, in one word, it would be …Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 8.26.53 AM

Draw a self-portrait …Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 8.29.01 AM

Why I Fight

People ask me how I could ever get in the ring again after the damage I took that night. How I could subject myself to another beating. How I could put my body at risk. And the answer is pretty simple.

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