After such a close fight Maligignaggi insisted that he should have had his arm raised in victory.
“The shots he landed looked pretty but he worked about 30 seconds of every round,” said Malignaggi. “It was a close fight because when he did work it was good, I’m not going to take it away from him, but I thought I outworked him by a lot. I thought I threw a lot more punches. I thought I carried the pace. I thought I threw a lot more body shots. Tom Schreck [the judge who scored it 9-3 in rounds for Broner] is a New York judge that was in Al Haymon’s pocket, very simple.”
When asked to elaborate Malignaggi added: “I’m not saying it was fixed, but it’s always the politically more connected fighter that gets the close decisions and this was no different. That’s what I’m saying. It always happens.”
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