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Malignaggi avenges loss to Juan Diaz; Ortiz stops Antonio Diaz on cuts!

Paulie Malignaggi W12 Juan Diaz... In a fight that took place on neutral ground at the UIC Pavillion in Chicago, in a larger-sized ring at a more reasonable weight of 139lbs, the second time was a charm for Brooklyn's Paulie Malignaggi as he won a unanimous decision over Juan Diaz on Saturday night.  Malignaggi controlled fight fight with beautiful ring generalship behind his up jab and combinations.  In round five, Diaz got more aggressive and some of the middle rounds were relatively close. 

Malignaggi increased his points lead in the fight in round 10, when he scored a questionable knockdown of Diaz.  As the replay showed between rounds, Diaz was knocked off balance with shot behind the head but no part of Diaz actually touched the canvas, but referee Gino Rodriguez proceeded to issue Diaz an eight count.  Out of desparation, Diaz won rounds 11 and 12 and by going on the attack and firing left hands at Malignaggi, but it was too little too late for the Baby Bull.  All three official ringside judges scored the bout 116-111 in favor of Malignaggi.  Boxingchronicles.com also scored the contest 116-111 for the Magic Man, giving Diaz rounds 5, 8, 11, and 12.  Malignaggi avenges his loss to Diaz, a loss that came by way of a controversial unanimous decision in Diaz's hometown of Houston back in August.

Victor Ortiz TKO6 Antonio Diaz...Ortiz successfully returned from his dissapointing TKO loss to Marcos Maidana this past summer by stopping veteran Antonio Diaz on a bad cut over his left eye.  Ortiz dropped Diaz in the third round and the dominated the contest up until the point in which Diaz's corner stopped the fight between the 6th and 7th round.  The fight was fought at the 140lb weight limit.

television: HBO Boxing After Dark

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