Interview With Paulie

By: Matt Yanofsky

Today I had the pleasure to speak with Paulie Malignaggi. Paulie is coming off a loss against Miguel Cotto in June. The fight was a 12 round war for the WBO Super Lightweight Title. Paulie is currently training for a fight in early 2007. Fans can visit and chat with Paulie at

MY: Whats up Paulie, I was at your last fight against Miguel Cotto. During that fight you sustained a broken eye socket. How long did it take you to recover?

PM: We did surgery the week after the fight. The bone was cracked. It took a few months to recover.

MY: Sitting ringside, I felt after you were knocked down in the second you controlled the pace of the fight out boxing and often frustrating Cotto. How were you able to refocus yourself after a tough first two rounds?

PM: I refocused myself because if I didn