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The Main Event, Episode 21: NXT TakeOver and Joshua v. Ruiz Preview, Paulie Malignaggi Interview

New York will be witnessing history in many ways tonight (6/1). Anthony Joshua will be making his United States debut, facing a man looking to become the first Mexican Heavyweight Champion in Andy Ruiz Jr. Katie Taylor will also be looking to become the undisputed women’s Lightweight Champion when she faces Delfine Persoon. Who will walk out on top when Matchroom Boxing and DAZN present one of the best boxing cards of this year?

This will be episode 21 of The Main Event, meaning the podcast is legally old enough to drink. Host Dan Yanofsky goes into further detail on tonight’s show, while also previewing NXT TakeOver, taking place in Connecticut later today. Speaking of pro wrestling, a brief review of AEW’s Double or Nothing PPV. Topics will range from the epic Cody v. Dustin Rhodes match to if MJF is AEW’s Triple H.

Also discussed: the frustration that comes with any news regarding Anthony Joshua/Deontay Wilder/Tyson Fury.

Finally. an interview with former boxer and welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi. In preparation for his Bare-Knuckle Boxing bout against Artem Lobov later this June, Malignaggi (36-8) has done everything he can to promote this fight. A Conor McGregor-related rivarly, Malignaggi does not have respect for Lobov, slapping and spitting on him during multiple press conferences. Below is what he had to say about his opponent. Paulie also discusses what he is looking forward to during Joshua v. Ruiz and his favorite pizza spots.

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Baseball Editor, Misc. Sports Editor. Covers all things combat sports (MMA, Pro Wrestling and Boxing). When he's not writing, Daniel hosts a podcast, The Main Event.

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