After a tension-filled build-up, former UFC featherweight Artem Lobov and two-division boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi fought it out last June BKFC 6. “The Russian Hammer” ended up with the unanimous decision win, which supposedly ended the bad blood.
That is not quite the case, according to Lobov, at least. Speaking to The Mac Life in a recent interview, the SBG Dublin fighter says he is open to face “Magic Man” for the second time, under boxing rules.
He even has a date and event in mind already.
“I’ve heard that he hasn’t stopped complaining, but if he wants another go, I would be more than willing,” Lobov said (transcript by MMA Junkie). “Let’s do it again. He can try it again. I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on him and giving a few more digs. It’s something that I don’t think I would ever get sick of, so why not?
“Or if he doesn’t want to do it in the bare-knuckle, we can do it straight up boxing. Why not? Maybe me and him could be another fight, this time a real fight on the Logan Paul and KSI card.
“There are some boxers on there, as well,” he added. “That card is making a lot of noise, and I need some real fights, a legit fight, and me and Paulie would be that fight. We can box on that card easily.”
The Logan Paul-KSI rematch will take place on November 9th in Los Angeles.