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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
More names into the mix for Malignaggi

By Michael Woods

Paul Malignaggi's adviser, Anthony Catanzaro, offered a few more possibilities for his guy, for his next bout, which all assume will take place at the still-being-built Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

"There are several interesting fights out there for Team Malignaggi on October 20th at Barclays," Catanzaro told us. "First-ballot Hall of Famer Erik Morales versus Paulie would tear the roof off the new arena. Jan Zaveck versus Paulie puts a former world champion whose stock went up against against Andre Berto in his US TV debut in a classic bull-versus-matador type of fight. And Dmitriy Salita is a big ticket seller whose name has been linked to Paulie's for a long time now, but he has some business to take care of on August fourth."

Indeed, Salita confirmed as much to NYFightBlog. "Golden Boy is talking about putting me on their August fourth show," he said. "I don't have an opponent but I am in Detroit training for that possibility."

Fans, feel free to weigh in with your pick ... or throw in someone whose name hasn't been mentioned yet, if you think something else makes more sense than what has been suggested already. Any other guys who you think are good style matchups for Malignaggi? Any other fighters who would make for a good regional rivalry?