One of the most colorful characters in the sport of boxing had a memorable Saturday as Paulie Malignaggi claimed the WBA welterweight championship after scoring a 9th round TKO over Vyacheslav Senchenko in his opponent’s hometown of Donetsk, Ukraine.

Malignaggi was sharp from the outset and busted up Senchenko’s left eye so severely that referee Steve Smoger opted to halt the bout after nine rounds of action. Now a champion again in a second division, Malignaggi will surely be in…

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