PAULIE MALIGNAGGI has revealed he broke his hand throughout his bare-knuckle boxing defeat to Artem Lobov.
And the fighter has since been banned indefinitely by the Florida State Boxing Fee on medical grounds after displaying off his swollen fingers within the aftermath.
Malignaggi went all the way in which with Lobov within the Naked Knuckle Preventing Championship 6 on Saturday.
However he suffered a heartbreaking defeat after 5 rounds due to a unanimous factors determination.
Malignaggi, 38, shocked followers when he uploaded footage displaying his fingers swollen past perception.
And the previous boxer has now claimed he broke one among his fingers within the second spherical of the battle, forcing him to proceed with only one working arm.
However there might be no extra fights for Malignaggi till he makes a totally restoration after being hit with a medical ban.
The ace mentioned: “Life is usually about being adventurous and making an attempt new issues.
“Many thought I used to be loopy for making an attempt my hand at naked knuckle fight and whereas sadly I could not have been born with very sturdy fingers, it’s nonetheless an expertise I get to look again on and say I lived it.
“Folks have at all times had little or no expectations of me in my life however I can proudly say I’ve at all times fought my technique to a greater life.
“In life all of us have obstacles and I’ve at all times been pushed most when confronted with adversity.
“Ultimately, regardless of my brittle fingers, I’ve been in a position to accomplish extra as primarily a one-handed fighter than most fighters accomplish with two fingers.
“And I did it with no shortcuts and having fought some wonderful fighters, travelled to some wonderful locations and met some wonderful individuals alongside the way in which.
“You at all times surprise as you become old in the event you nonetheless have the power to dig down when issues get robust.
“After two rounds I sat in my nook now understanding I might be a one-handed fighter for the rest of this battle and I’m proud I continued on and confirmed myself I nonetheless had a willingness to dig deep when confronted with adversity.
“I discovered myself as soon as once more in a well-known predicament of getting a broken hand with a decided opponent throughout the ring coming to tear my head off but now I used to be competing in a brand new type of fight.
“Respect to Lobov who at all times reveals as much as battle and offers his finest it doesn’t matter what day or place or at what weight and respect to him for the battle on Saturday.
“Clearly I really feel like I received the battle however that’s by no means meant as a disrespect to him.
“I hope he can take the momentum he gained from this consequence and make loads of cash for himself and his household in his profession.”