Watch Paulie Malignaggi & Artem Lobov Get Into Heated Scrap at Pre-Fight Media Day
It’s safe to say there’s still no love lost between former boxing welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi and ex-UFC competitor Artem Lobov.
In case your memory needs refreshing, Malignaggi spent time in training camp with Conor McGregor ahead of the monster pay-per-view fight against Floyd Mayweather. Lobov is a long-time camp member and friend of Conor McGregor.
Currently, both Lobov and Malignaggi are signed to the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship platform. Lobov has his debut fight on April 6 against Jason Knight but is expected to face Malignaggi later this year, hence why Malignaggi was at the media day in the first place.
During the heated exchange of words, Malignaggi reached out and slapped Lobov in the face, then admonished him for talking sh*t in his city. Needless to say, Lobov wasn’t impressed but the scuffle was soon broken up.
One thing is for sure, the tit for tat made a splash on social media and a lot of new eyeballs became fixed on the BKB fighting platform.
To see video of today’s dust up, scroll down.