After a lengthy feud, Artem Lobov will take on Paulie Malignaggi in a bare-knuckle bout in Florida this weekend.
After finishing his stint with the UFC, Lobov will fight the American former boxing champion who comes out of retirement to fight for the first time in two years.
He has been sparring across various Dublin-based gyms in preparation for the bout and stated his belief that Malignaggi is only in it for the paycheck.
I just want to get this man in here on Saturday night and show the world what happens when you run your fucking mouth the way he did. He’s only here for the money. We all know it. This is the sad truth of boxing, it could happen to any one of us.
Saturday night he’s going to make a nice paycheck, I’m going to make two holes in his head and we’re going to go home happy.
The pair clashed at the pre-fight press conference.
For Irish fight fans interested in watching the fight, it is live on Eir Sport 2 from 2am.