January 18, 2012
The WBA orders a purse bid between WBA welterweight titleholder Vyacheslav Senchenko and three-time world title loser Paulie Malignaggi on Tuesday.
Both fighters have until January 26 to reach an agreement before the purse bid takes place.
Schenko (32-0, 21 KOs) captured the WBA title from Yuri Nuzhneko in 2009 and has made three successful title defenses.
Malignaggi (30-4, 6 KOs) earned the WBA’s #2 world ranking by signing with Golden Boy Promotions in 2010. The 31-year-old Brooklyn native defeated Orlando Lora and Miguel Cotto’s shitty brother Jose Miguel Cotto in 2011.
Malignaggi is best known for his one punch KO against Snooki in season one of MTV’s hit series the Jersey Shore.
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