Artem Lobov vs Paulie Malignaggi: Conor McGregor team-mate shows off injuries from bare-knuckle brawl, sets up June 22 clash
Artem Lobov defeated Jason Knight in a vicious, bare-knuckle boxing bout on Saturday night in Mississippi.
Following the decision win, it was announced he’ll now face bitter foe Paulie Malignaggi on June 22, though the venue is yet to be confirmed.
June 22 is the date for Malignaggi vs Lobov[/caption]
Lobov’s war with Knight was his debut with the BKFC (Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship) after signing for the company earlier this year.
Malignaggi recently announced he had agreed a similar deal and so will make his own debut against Lobov in the summer.
The pair clashed at a media event last week as the Italian-American slapped his Russian rival when they came face to face.
Their feud stems back to Paulie’s previous clashes with Conor McGregor, who is Artem’s friend and team-mate.
Following Lobov’s bare-knuckle win over Jason Knight, he posted a brutal picture of the facial injuries he sustained.
McGregor replied: “What an animal, proud of you, amazing fight. Paulie’s nice and quiet all of a sudden and that’s not like him haha.”
Source: SportsLatest TS