IAP 37: Paul Malignaggi on Sicilian pride, turning struggle into success, and a champion mindset

Apr 04, 2017 430

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we talk with Paul “Paulie” Malignaggi, a former two-weight World Champion who currently works as a commentator. Paulie tells the story of how he transitioned from Sicily to Brooklyn and had to learn to adapt to the diverse cultures and lifestyles, and how that led him to start his boxing career, despite coming out of a broken home.

In our Stories Segment,Charlie Scalies, the father of one of our listeners, best known for his work in “The Wire” (2003) and “The Sopranos” (2004), shares with us some of his greatest moments and memories growing up as an Italian.

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