Artem Lobov Fires Back At Paulie Malignaggi After His Faceoff Actions
There is a lot of bad blood between Paulie Malignaggi and Artem Lobov. Everything started at Bare Knuckle Boxing media event on April 2nd. Malignaggi exploded and slapped Lobov, and even Anthony “Rumble” Johnson had to step in.
👀 Paulie Malignaggi just slapped Artem Lobov at a media event for their BKB careers…
— Darren Russell (@DarrenRussell_) April 2, 2019
Paulie Malignaggi and Artem Lobov will meet at BKFC event on June 22, in Tampa, Florida.
But Monday’s news conference was very interesting too. This time, Paulie Malignaggi spat Conor McGregor’s friend after an argument. The bigger brawl was stopped by the officials.
“The Russian Hammer” is not impressed by Malignaggi’s actions. It seems he can’t wait to turn the lights out on the former boxing champ. (h/t MMAJunkie)
“Look at this guy; he’s a loser,” Lobov told MMA Junkie. “He spits on people’s work. He spat on a mural, someone’s passion, someone’s hard work. Now again, what kind of behavior is that? That’s not human, human-like behavior. This guy, he is just, no respect, no nothing. So I can’t wait to put him away from the fans. Everyone in the world wants me to kill this (expletive).”
When a reporter asked Conor’s friend “Do you think he (Paulie) is trying to go into your mind?”, Artem Lobov replied he doesn’t care about Malignaggi’s intentions and continued insulting his angry rival. Frustrated Lobov even mentioned opponent’s mum!
“I don’t give a (expletive) what he’s trying,” Lobov said. “I think he’s just him being him, a dirty (expletive). I bet you his own mother hates him.”
Paulie Malignaggi is the former boxing champion of the world, while Artem Lobov is an average MMA guy, who set the UFC score of 2-5. It seems Lobov is not worried due to a greater level of Paulie’s experience.
“I’m going to train hard,” Lobov said. “I get the hardest sparring partners. A lot of very, very good boxers, you know? He said I never fought a boxer before. He was never that exceptional. Malignaggi is old and slow and finished. There’s nothing there that he can surprise me with.
“We’ve seen it all. I’ve sparred with guys, and I always take the strongest challenges. He’s not going to surprise me at all.”
Please give us your thoughts on Malignaggi’s actions. Did he go too far this time?