Paulie Just Got Fired From Showtime

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  1. BluntTrauma21 Broner Brody / Pulev Posse

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    "Paulie Malignaggi’s mouth was one of his greatest assets when he was a fighter and has helped him become one of boxing’s best broadcasters.

    Comments Malignaggi made three months ago, however, have cost Malignaggi his job as an analyst for Showtime.

    BoxingScene.com has learned that Malignaggi will not be part of Showtime’s broadcasting team moving forward due to comments Malignaggi made regarding racism and other issues during an interview with IFL TV that posted to its YouTube channel April 22 ."

    https://www.boxingscene.com/showtim...roadcasting-team-over-ifl-tv-comments--150561


    Didn't know if it's thread worthy but decided to post it anyway. I enjoyed Paulie's insight, apparently he said something awhile back and they wanted him to apologize and he refused, so they canned him. Sad to see him go, personally.
     
  2. BluntTrauma21 Broner Brody / Pulev Posse

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    Uh oh, I knew it'd be bad but it's about racial stuff:

    https://www.ringtv.com/606259-pauli...m-showtime-broadcast-team-over-race-comments/

    In my own thread like:

    <{ByeHomer}><{ByeHomer}><{ByeHomer}><{ByeHomer}>
     
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  3. Woldog твоя мама гей

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    Shit boxer, shit commentator
     
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  5. BluntTrauma21 Broner Brody / Pulev Posse

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    I thought he was a pretty decent fighter. Was never a huge fan but I enjoyed watching him box even if he wasn't the greatest.

    I should've talked to him when I saw him at the hof but I used to hate him when I was a kid and this was right after the dread cutting incident so I thought I was too cool for him. I talked to Peter Manfredo instead. And Shaun George hahaha.
     
  6. stuff jones Brown Belt

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    What exactly did he say wrong? I mean it was kind of hypocritical to get so worried about what Haney said but then go on an on about race but still, I don't see anything too out of line.
     
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  7. Seano Hands of bone

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    What a crock of bullshit.
     
  8. Woldog твоя мама гей

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    I don't think I ever enjoyed a fight he was in. Maybe when Broner beat tf out of him?
    I just think he cried after every decision and it was always the judges were paid off, not the fact he had pillows for hands.
     
  9. Seano Hands of bone

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    He dared say black people weren't necessarily superior to white people.
     
  10. Seano Hands of bone

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    If you didn't like Paulie vs Cotto, I don't know what to say. the fights with Diaz were good too.
     
  11. Yehudim Orange Belt

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    He didn’t even say that. He said a specific group of black people (African Americans) probably are not going to dominate Boxing anymore, and that it is probably going to be the Eastern Europeans who will be on top now.

    I’m guessing I’m not seeing something that Showtime and the one dude who posted the Simpson smiley did see.

    I genuinely don’t understand how it is offensive.
     
  12. XThe GreatestX Silver Belt

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    read what he said

    what's the problem?
     
  13. podsox Gold Belt

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    Does this mean more call outs of mcgregor m?
     
  14. Woldog твоя мама гей

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    Never watched it. I had an intense dislike for Paulie.

    That being said I don't think he should have been fired for what he said.
     
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    I recommend Paulie vs Cotto.
     
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  16. mozfonky We oughta be fightin' a bottle of Geritol.

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    people been saying that about boxing since i was a kid, stupid shit. People were on the way to getting this sensitive when i was a kid but it's gotten beyond ridiculous today.
     
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    I'll give it a watch this afternoon when work slows down.
     
  18. BluntTrauma21 Broner Brody / Pulev Posse

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    Meh I don't really have any problem w/ what he said.

    I just didn't initially know it was about race until I already posted the op and I don't want this to become a wr type deal b/c of a thread I made and didn't research properly before posting.
     
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    Pretty stupid to say that Haney's words are dangerous because he's African-American and Eastern Europeans dominate the sport (which isn't even true). How many showtime fighters are black? I reckon its not great to have an analyst saying a bunch of your stable is in trouble because of their ethnicity.
     
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    I’m glad he didn’t apologize.
     

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