“Bob [Arum] re-signed Haney two nights before battle” – Paulie Malignaggi
By Robert Segal: Paulie Malignaggi revealed at this time that Prime Rank promoter Bob Arum had re-signed Devin Haney “two nights” before he defended his undisputed light-weight championship towards Vasyl Lomaachenko final Saturday.
Though Malignaggi didn’t say that Haney’s win over Lomachenko (17-3, 11 KOs) was the results of him extending his contract with Arum’s Prime Rank, the best way he was grinning when he talked about this info appeared to be him implying that the victory due to him staying with the corporate.
Boxing group thinks Haney misplaced
“I feel the response of the entire Boxing group speaks for itself,” stated Paulie Malignaggi to Fighthype about final weekend’s extremely criticized victory by Devin Haney over Vasyl Lomachenko.
“I used to be going to reward Haney for a number of the issues he did properly final night time as a result of Haney shocked me with a number of the issues he did properly higher than I anticipated him to, however he nonetheless misplaced the battle.
“It was as clear as day that he misplaced the battle,” Malignaggi continued concerning the undisputed light-weight champion Haney, who was given a 12-round unanimous choice towards Lomachenko.
“All people is aware of he misplaced the battle. In truth, all people in Boxing excluding possibly one or two folks, it’s nearly unanimous at this level that everyone thought he misplaced the battle and was dropping the battle.
“It’s Boxing politics. There’s extra of a future for a 24-year-old undisputed champion than there may be for a 35-year-old, and sadly, the enterprise of Boxing doesn’t have any respect.
“It doesn’t discriminate. It is going to jam it in you no matter what status you could have. Should you’re actually beneficiant, you possibly can rating it a draw. Should you scored it something greater than a draw, you’re a scumbag,” stated Malignaggi.
Judges giving Haney rounds he didn’t deserve
“I feel should you gave Haney each spherical that he does one thing in, together with rounds the place Loma does greater than him, however Haney nonetheless did some issues since you don’t simply rating rounds as a result of the opposite man did one thing,” Malignaggi stated. “Generally the opposite man does extra.
“There are rounds the place Loma did all the things, and he gained these rounds, however there are additionally rounds the place Loma did greater than Haney, however Haney did some issues. Then there are rounds the place Haney gained the rounds.
“So should you give Haney rounds the place he did just a little bit, however he nonetheless didn’t do sufficient to win the rounds, however he did some work, so you discover an excuse, ‘Oh, I like that he did that, so I’ll give him the spherical.’
“Although it’s not sufficient, however you’re searching for a motive to offer Haney a spherical, which isn’t the best way you’re supposed to attain a battle anyway. Then you possibly can max give him [Haney] six rounds most.
“Should you discover seven rounds underneath that standards to offer him the rounds, then you definitely’re a mud scumbag, and also you have been rooting for Haney from the beginning, and it was apparent. The most important proof was just lately, somebody despatched me a screenshot of the round-by-round,” Paulie stated.
Arum re-signed Haney 2 nights before battle
“The actions on the traces actually replicate on the general public and the general public opinion about how issues are going,” Malignaggi stated. “Lomachenko, on the first bell, began the battle at +200 after beginning at +275 initially. So all of the late cash was coming in for Lomachenko.
“Extra importantly, at first of spherical twelve, Lomachenko was minus 500. I’m 100% critical. So that you can provide opinions left and proper, however these numbers are irreplaceable and don’t lie.
“To maneuver the road from +200 to -500 meaning all of the stay cash is coming in for Lomachenko as a result of all people and their mothers, too suppose Lomachenko is profitable the battle. So all people can provide you their opinions now, which most of them are for Lomachenko anyway, however even you dirtbag on the market, I do know why you, let’s be sincere, let’s be frankly sincere, let’s go the place no person desires to go.
“The small proportion of those that had Haney profitable the battle and are glad that he obtained the choice are glad the white man misplaced. That’s it.
“That’s the small proportion of individuals, as a result of even most all people, black, white, Spanish, all people I’ve talked to and also you see them in public and also you see them publicly stating issues all have Lomachenko profitable the battle.
“Should you nonetheless have Haney profitable the battle, in addition to the three judges, which we all know are within the bag, proper? Other than them, and I obtained another little tidbit. I’ll deliver it to you right here. Bob [Arum of Top Rank] re-signed Haney two nights before the battle,” stated Malignaggi.