Former IBF junior welterweight champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi (30-4, 6 KOs) is excited about his world title challenge this Sunday against WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko (32-0, 21 KOs), airing live in the United States on Integrated Sports Meida pay-per-view, live from Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine.
“I think it’s great because American fans don’t always get an opportunity like this to see fights held overseas,” said Malignaggi, who arrived in the Ukraine today from his training camp in Milan. “This is a high-level fight and not expensive pay-per-view. My fans will be able to watch. This is a good style match-up. Fans will see what Paulie Malignaggi has left and if Senchenko is for real. No matter which way you look at it, fans can get together as a group to watch, or order it individually at home. Boxing fans want to see world title fights and this one they’ll see me beat Senchenko.”
Senchenko vs. Malignaggi, presented by Union Boxing Promotion, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 1:00 PM/ET – 10:00 AM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVN for a suggested retail price of $29.95.
Four 12-round title bouts are scheduled on Sunday’s PPV event. In the co-feature, Iago Kildaze (18-0, 12 KOs) defends his WBC Inter-Continental cruiserweight title belt against WBC Mediterranean champion Julien Perriauz (15-8, 12 KOs).
WBA #12 ranked Oleh “Doctor” Yefimovych defends his WBC Inter-Continental Featherweight crown against South American challenger Sergio Carlos “El Tigre” Santillan (29-11-3, 14 KOs).
Senchenko and stable-mate Yefimovych are both trained by Hall of Famer Freddie Roach.
IBC welterweight monarch Volodymyr Kravests (25-1, 15 KOs), a 2004 Ukrainian Olympian, puts his championship strap on the line against French champion Abdoulaye Soukouna (14-10-6, 1 KO).
International favorite Michael Buffer will be the ring announcer. In addition, future Hall of Famer Evander Holyfield is a special guest at the PPV event. Go online to www.integratedsportsnet.com for additional information. Follow Integrated Sports Media on Twitter @IntegratedPPV.