Paulie Malignaggi (31-4, 7 KOs) recently won the WBA welterweight title against former undefeated champion Vyacheslav Senchenko (32-1, 21 KOs) in a dominating performance. It was the first time Paulie had ever knocked out an opponenet in a title fight.
It was one of Paulie's most impressive performances in his career. He looked as fast and elusive as ever. Sencehnko helped with this as he was too one-dimensional and just didn't know what to do with his opponent.
With his win over Senchenko and the WBA belt around his waist, a whole list of possible big-money matchups opened up. While the names of Mayweather or Pacquiao might be included, there is still quality opposition Paulie can face that wouldn't have been on the list before his win.