Photo Gallery of Paulie Malignaggi defeating Herman Ngoudjo by Bob Kolb
All Photos by Bob Kolb, Doghouse Boxing (Jan 7, 2008) Doghouse Boxing (Photos © Bob Kolb) 
Paulie Malignaggi defeated Cameroon’s Herman Ngoudjo at Bally’s Atlantic City by unanimous decision. The judges scored the bout 117-111, 116-113 and 115-113.

From SHOWTIME: In the early rounds, Malignaggi used his trademark jab and quick footwork to keep Ngoudjo at bay. But in the middle of the fight—rounds 4-7—Ngoudjo turned the tide with an effective jab of his own and some punishing overhand rights.

Malignaggi is a fighter who thrives on the outside, but Ngoudjo, at times, seemed to beat the champion at his own game. In the seventh, Ngoudjo landed several heavy right hands forcing Malignaggi to get inside and clinch his foe.

“He has an awkward style,” said Malignaggi, who improves to 24-1, 5 KOs. “I thought he’d be more aggressive but he wasn’t. He counterpunched very well and did buzz me a little bit in one round.”

“I thought he was going to be more aggressive but he wasn’t,” the champion continued. “He counterpunched very well, but there were some rounds were he didn’t even touch me. I felt I won the fight clearly, but it wasn’t one of my better performances.”

“I have the heart of a lion. If you don’t knock me out, I am going to stay there.”

All photos below are from Bob Kolb who was at the event for DoghouseBoxing. All photos © Bob Kolb. Text provided by SHOWTIME.

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