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Malignaggi-Cano is a go, presser Thursday

Paul Malignaggi, the WBA welterweight champion, informed NYFightBlog that his foe for the opening night of boxing at Barclays has been signed and sealed. Malignaggi (31-4) will meet the 25-1-1 Pablo Cano, of Mexico, and there will be a press conference in NYC next Thursday to trumpet the scrap. "Paulie is feeling good in the gym and we are very excited to defend the title in our home city," said his advisor, Anthony Catanzaro.