Malignaggi 27-4 didn’t protest the decision, touching his chest and congratulating Khan on his victory.
Khan, had said this week that he is willing to fight any of the other champions and challengers in the light-welterweight division, telling them to line up, such fighters as Marcos Maidana and fellow champions Timothy Bradley and Devon Alexander.
With this performance and his undoubted progression under Freddy Roach, there is no doubt Khan would be a major test for any of the other world champions in the division.
“We stuck to the game plan,” said Khan, with 23 wins from 24 fights. “Paulie’s a great boxer and I had to break him down slowly. I knew I was hurting him from round 9 onwards. I beat him with speed and power from distance. If Marcos Maidana wants to fight me, tell him to get in line.”
“He knows how to win rounds, man,” Malignaggi said. “He has a lot of ability.”
“He was faster, bigger and stronger, I have to give him credit,” added Malignaggi. “I gave it my best shot.”
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