Danny Garcia has defeated Paulie Malignaggi by TKO in the 9th round at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night.
Round 1 started off a bit slow, but the pace was picked up by the second round.
Malinaggi’s eye got cut in the third round by a punch delivered by Garcia. The cut didn’t affect Malignaggi too much, as he began to work the body by the 4th. However, Malignaggi was still moving slow.
In the 6th round, Malignaggi slipped. No damage was done. The fight continued.
Garcia was landing combinations in the eighth round, putting pressure on Malignaggi.
The official ringside doctor evaluated Malignaggi’s eye before the beginning of the ninth round. The doctor gave the “OK” and the fight continued.
After stumbling back, the ref said that he had “saw enough” and stopped the fight.
Garcia had won by TKO.
Malignaggi agreed that it was a good stoppage.
With talks about a possible retirement, in a post-fight interview, Malignaggi was asked if we would see him fight again in the ring. “Probably not,” Malignaggi said. “At least it ends at home on Brooklyn.”
Malignaggi said that he started his career in Brooklyn and thought it would be fitting to end his career in Brooklyn, his hometown. He also said that he enjoys commentating on fights and wishes to continue to do so as his next profession.
If this is his last fight, then Malignaggi will end his career with a record of 33-7-0.
Garcia’s record is now 31-0-0 and says that he is open to fighting anyone within the Welterweight division.