(WARNING: Language in video is NSFW)
In the above video, Bensonhurst boxer Paulie Malignaggi talks some major trash about rival Devon Alexander and Alexander’s trainer/manager Kevin Cunningham while swimming in the warm Mediterranean waters of Sicily.
The video, which was uploaded to Youtube by fellow boxer and swimming partner Phil Lo Greco, apparently made sportswriter Scott Christ’s day.
Malignaggi sounds like an insane person, which I find amusing. This is like some crazed Joe Pesci character, and the fact that he’s swimming the entire time he’s going on this profane rant just makes it even more fantastic.
This whole thing here, of course, started in January when Malignaggi ripped Alexander for quitting against Timothy Bradley, after having previously felt slighted by Alexander for one reason or another. Now, after a questionable win over Lucas Matthysse on Saturday, Alexander is moving to 147 pounds, and his trainer/manager Cunningham called out Malignaggi with a few insults. This is Paulie’s response. Could it have possibly been any better? I argue probably not.