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Malignaggi splits with promoter DiBella

Updated: July 20, 2010, 12:26 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

After 10 years together, former junior welterweight titlist Paulie Malignaggi and promoter Lou DiBella are parting ways.

With tension between them mounting and Malignaggi and DiBella not seeing eye-to-eye on the direction the fighter's career should take, Malignaggi will become a free agent after agreeing to buy out the remainder of his promotional agreement for $75,000, they told ESPN.com on Monday.

"It was a good run," said Malignaggi, who is coming off an 11th-round knockout loss ...

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