Malignaggi ready & eager for Senchenko

Credit: Team Malignaggi
Credit: Team Malignaggi

On Sunday, a special afternoon PPV will come to U.S. fight fans by way of the Ukraine, as Paulie Malignaggi challenges for the WBA welterweight title held by Vyacheslav Senchenko. Malignaggi traveled to Senchenko’s home country (although Senchenko is now training in Los Angeles with Freddie Roach) for the opportunity to grab a title in a second weight class. Will he get the job done? He’s ready and eager for the challenge, and is prepared to do the rest of his talking in the ring.

Credit: Team Malignaggi

Challenger Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi is shown here in the Ukraine with his trainer, Eric Brown, as they make final preparations for his PPV fight Sunday afternoon against defending champion Vyacheslav Senchenko.  Malignaggi reported that he’s in great shape and fully focused on winning and bringing the title belt back to Brooklyn.

“SENCHENKO-MALIGNAGGI” PPV FACT SHEET

WBA WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – MAIN EVENT – 12 ROUNDS

VYACHESLAV SENCHENKO                                   PAULIE “Magic Man” MALIGNAGGI

Champion                                                             Challenger / WBA #2

The Ring Magazine #5                                           Former IBF Jr. Welterweight Champion

Donetsk, Ukraine                                                   Brooklyn, New York, USA

32-0 (21 KOs)                                                       30-4 (6 KOs)

WBA INTER-CONTINENTAL CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP — 12 ROUNDS

IAGO KILADZE                                                     JULIEN PERRIAUX

Champion / WBA #9                                              Challenger

Former WBC Youth Intercontinental Champion          WBC Mediterranean Champion

Donetsk, Ukraine by way of Georgia                         Saint-Dizier, Haute-Marne, France

18-0 (12 KOs)                                                        15-8 (8 KOs)

WBA INTER-CONTINENTAL FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP — 12 ROUNDS

OLEH “Doctor” YEFIMOVYCH                               SERGIO CARLOS “El Tigre” SANTILLAN

Champion / WBA #12 & EBU #1                              Challenger

Former European Featherweight Champion              WBC FECARBOX Super Bantam.Champion

Donetsk, Ukraine                                                    Buenos Aires, Distro Federal, Argentina

21-2 (11 KOs)                                                        29-11-3 (14 KOs)

IBC LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP 12 ROUNDS

VOLODYMYR KRAVETS                                        ABDOULAYE SOUKOUNA

Champion                                                             Challenger

2004 Ukrainian Olympian                                        France Light Welterweight Champion

Donetsk, Ukraine                                                    Vitry-sur-Seine, Val-de-Marne, France

25-1 (15 KOs)                                                        14-10-6 (1 KO)

(ALL FIGHTS & FIGHTERS SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

WHEN:       Sunday, April 29, 2012 – 1:00 PM/ET 10:00 AM/PT

WHERE: Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine

PROMOTER: Union Boxing Promotion

SPECIAL GUEST:  Evander Holyfield

RING ANNOUNCER:  Michael Buffer

PAY-PER-VIEW INFORMATION: 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.  also available via on-line PPV at www.gofightlive.tv.

PAY-PER-VIEW ANNOUNCERS: Former NFL player and veteran boxing announcer Benny Ricardo (blow-by-blow) and The Ring Magazine and The Score contributor Corey Erdman (color analyst).

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