World Boxing Association ("WBA") Welterweight Champion Vyacheslav Senchenko plans to make a major statement in his April 29 world title defense, live on pay per viewfrom Donboss Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine, against formerInternational Boxing Federation ("IBF") junior welterweight titlist Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi.
Senchenko vs. Malignaggi," presented by Union Boxing Promotion, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 1:00 PM/ET - 10:00 AM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVNfor a suggested retail price of only $29.95.
"I want to give American fight fans what they like by being aggressive and attacking Malignaggi," Senchenko said from the Wild Card Gym. "They won't be disappointed by my style. I hope that, after this fight, American television people will see my boxing skills and offer me big fights.
"I want to showcase my talents in America, which is known as one of the best places in the world to box. Not boxing there would be a disappointment. I want to have a couple of fights in the US, not just one, but any fight has to be the right fight for me. My promoter, Yuri Raban (Union Boxing), will decide who my next opponent will be and where. It's important for any boxer to be on US television. Every boxer has that dream. Even thought this fight is happening in the Ukraine, I am very happy that Integrated Sports Media will be broadcasting this fight live so people in the US will be able to watch me fight."
The outspoken Malignaggi (30-4, 6 KOs) is unbeaten since moving up to welterweight with victories against Michael Lozada (TKO6),Jose Miguel Cotto (DEC10) and Orlando Lora (DEC10).
"Malignaggi is nothing special," Senchenko commented. "I know how to fight him. I plan to expose his weaknesses during the fight. I'm going to make sure that Malignaggi remembers my name for a long time. What he says does not bother me at all. I smile when I hear most of the stuff he says. I'm not a talker. I am a boxer and I'll show my skills in the ring. I am very calm and focused on my fight on April 29th...
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