In April 29th action from the Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine, Paulie Malignaggi (31-4, 7 KO’s) defeated champion Vyacheslav Senchenko (32-1, 21 KO’s) by 9th round TKO to claim the WBA welterweight title.

The “Magic Man” showcased his tools as he worked the champion over, relentlessly working a welt under the champs left eye. Fighting with the eye completely swelled shut, Senchenko took a huge right hand in the 9th round that led to the stoppage at the 1:10 mark of the round.