AFTER his ninth round stoppage loss to Danny Garcia last month, Paulie Malignaggi all but confirmed his retirement from boxing, but the former two-weight world champion is to fight again on September 26.

The length of the bout and the opponent are yet to be confirmed, but the 35-year-old will box at the Teatro Principe in Milan, Italy.

The loss to Garcia marked his return from a 16-month layoff which came after a violent fourth-round stoppage defeat to Shawn Porter.

It is believed Malignaggi will be eyeing a fight with Italy’s European champion Gianluca Branco should he win in September.