'I'm gonna p*ss in your toothless mouth': Malignaggi fires off at Lobov at expletive-laden presser
Former world boxing champ Paulie Malignaggi came out shooting from the lip at the pre-fight presser ahead of his Bare Knuckle FC bout with Artem Lobov as he promised the former UFC fighter he would “p*ss in your toothless mouth.”
The verbal sparring took place during the press conference in New York ahead of the pair’s main event clash at Bare Knuckle FC 6: The Line Is Drawn, which takes place on June 22 in Tampa, Florida.
And the man flinging most of the insults was Malignaggi, who used his time on the microphone to talk trash at ‘The Russian Hammer’ as he questioned Lobov’s credentials before vowing to humiliate him in the ring.
“I know I’ve never been a big puncher but, as I trained, I realised my hands are like razor blades,” he said.
“Take a look at his face. Because next month I’m gonna make this man’s face look like a road map.
“One thing about my career – I’ve always been known as one of the toughest guys in boxing. That’s how I won two world titles.
“This guy here was known as a punching bag with a loud mouth, who was known as the guy who trained with Conor McGregor. What are this guy’s accomplishments?
“He doesn’t have a look, he doesn’t have the speaking ability and, most importantly, he doesn’t have the fighting ability.”
When Lobov answered back off-mic, Malignaggi’s relatively composed statement went off the rails as he launched into an expletive-laden rant.
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“Next month I’m going to put this guy in the f*cking cooler, because that’s what he deserves,” he shouted, before turning his comments directly at Lobov.
“You’re a piece of sh*t and I’m going to treat you like the dirtbag that you are,” he declared.
“Because after I beat the f*ck out you I’m going to spit on you.
“I might take out my d*ck and p*ss on you. I’m going to take my d*ck out after I knock your teeth out, and I’m gonna p*ss in your toothless mouth.”
The pair then exchanged more angry words during a tense face-off that ended as Malignaggi appeared to spit at Lobov, who responded by trying to land a push kick on Malignaggi as the duo were separated.
Malignaggi’s comments came after Lobov gave a typically calm, to-the-point address to the media where he continued the theme started earlier in the presser, where former MMA fighters and undercard competitors Chris Leben and Brennan Ward both expressed the view that their fighting styles were both perfectly suited to the bare-knuckle boxing.
“These two guys say this sport is made for them, but I definitely know this sport is not made for Paulie,” said Lobov.
“His hands are fragile, he’s got no power, he can’t hide behind the gloves. It’s game over for him.
“He’s only doing this for the money. He will make a lot of money that night, and I’ll make two holes in his face. Let’s get it done already. Enough of the talking.
“I heard he’s known as ‘The Magic Man.’ I just hope he doesn’t disappear. Let’s do it.”