Saturday, December 7, 2013
Malignaggi beats Judah in a welterweight bout
NEW YORK -- Paulie Malignaggi won a unanimous decision against Zab Judah in a welterweight bout on Saturday night at the Barclays Center.
The judges scored it 116-111, 117-110 and 117-110 in favor of Malignaggi (33-5) in a fight that had many in the crowd of 9,363 booing the lack of action.
The 33-year-old Malignaggi landed 230 of his 607 punches thrown, including 122 of 376 jabs. He spent most of the fight with blood on the left side of his face.
It was the third loss in four fights for Judah (42-9), who is a five-time champion within the light welterweight and welterweight divisions. Judah landed 121 of 498 punches, including 67 of 386 jabs.