Malignaggi-Mosley still being negotiated

December, 16, 2012
12/16/12
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Shane Mosley told Marcos Villegas of Fight Hub TV that he will fight Paul Malignaggi on June 8, according to Villegas. Not so fast, says Malignaggi.

"I turned them down because I haven't got the offer I want," said Malignaggi, who was fairly confident a deal could be hashed out between his promoter, Golden Boy, and Mosley, him, and Showtime, who would televise the scrap, on April 27, in Brooklyn. "I guess they anticipate buying themselves more time to convince me."

Malignaggi indicated he's not inclined to cave on the numbers, so stayed tuned on this situation. Mosley retired after a decision loss to Canelo Alvarez last May, but hasn't gotten the bug out of his blood.

He's 41, and was winless in his last four fights, but I am more open to this fight than some pundits, as I thought Mosley had a bit left in the tank against Alvarez.
Michael Woods, a member of the board of the Boxing Writers Association of America, has been covering boxing since 1991. He writes about boxing for ESPN The Magazine and is the news editor for TheSweetScience.com.

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