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Malignaggi to meet O’Connor on PBC on Spike

Photo: Hoganphotos / GBP

Photo: Hoganphotos / GBP

Paulie Malignaggi is set to return to the ring on May 29, when he takes on Danny O’Connor on the May 29 edition of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike.

The fight will serve as the co-feature to the welterweight clash between Amir Khan and Chris Algieri.

After some much needed time away from the ring, it feels great to once again be fighting at Barclays Center,” said Malignaggi. “I now look forward to being a participant in the PBC events as a fighter just as I am part of the PBC family of broadcasters.”

Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KOs) has been out of the ring for a year, following a stoppage loss to Shawn Porter in an IBF title fight.

O’Connor (29-2, 9 KOs) has won two straight since a decision loss to Vivian Harris in 2013.

“My supporters and I have been waiting a long time for an opportunity like this on the big stage,” said O’Connor. “It’s a throwback matchup…Irish vs. Italian, Boston vs. New York. I’ll be bringing down busloads of people and I’m sure he’s going to have a big hometown crowd. I’ve never been more ready for the challenge that lies ahead of me.”

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