Paul “Paulie” Malignaggi is an Italian American professional boxer. He is a former IBF Light Welterweight Champion and the current WBA Welterweight Champion.
Malignaggi has done print clothing ads that have been featured in magazines such as Esquire magazine, Playboy magazine, and Frank 151 magazine. He also had a small role in the movie Undefeated featuring John Leguizamo, and had a feature documentary on his life leading into his fight with Miguel Cotto titled “Magic Man,” which later aired on Showtime.
Japanese video game company Nintendo used him as the model for their character Little Mac in the new sequel Punch-Out!! for the Wii, and also featured him in the commercials as well. Malignaggi is a featured fighter in EA Sports’ Fight Night Round 4 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Malignaggi is set to defend his WBA Welterweight title against undefeated two time world champion, former WBO Super Featherweight champion and current WBC Lightweight champion, Adrien Broner on June 22, 2013 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.