Former multi-division world champion Paulie Malignaggi is ready to return to the ring after a year and a half long layoff. Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KOs) will face undefeated Danny "Swift" Garcia (30-0, 17 KOs)in the headlining event on ESPN. Malignaggi is ready, and had this to say about the upcoming fight:
"I feel good, really good right now. This has been one of the best camps I have ever had in my career. We have not only been working really hard, but also really smart. I am coming off back-to-back camps and I truly feel great.
"We have some tricks up our sleeves for this fight. I am very happy with that way I am looking and feeling. Everyday I am going in there and just putting in the work. I'm not overthinking this fight, I'm just putting in that work at the gym, and with the way I feel and look, I'm very confident. I have a strong self-belief. I truly believe in myself and my abilities. If I didn't, I wouldn't be here.
"I have seen strengths and weaknesses all over Danny [Garcia]. When I watch a fight, I see it a lot deeper than most people. So when I watch Danny, I see a lot of different things. I don't want to get too much into it, but there are definitely things we have seen that we are working on specifically in this camp to implement and capitalize on August 1st.