NYFightBlog checked in with Paul Malignaggi to see if he was starting to get the urge to see what fights might be out there for him, or if he was indulging in a summer siesta.
The 32-5 boxer, who dropped a split decision and his WBA 147-pound crown to Adrien Broner at Barclays Center on June 22, told me he's in siesta mode.
"Nothing cooking right now," he said. "I will only fight if the situation is too good to pass up. For right now, I am just chilling out. I am also trying to make a permanent move back to New York."
Malignaggi tried L.A. for a couple years, and that scenery switch worked, as he freshened up his routine, hooked on with Golden Boy Promotions and has had a good stretch of meaningful bouts.
"I always wanted to be near my friends and family before I retire," said the boxer, who grew up in Bensonhurst. "And although I haven't decided my future in the ring, I still know I'm near the end of my professional boxing career either way.
"I know I'm still good enough to compete at a high level so the right situation will have me fighting, but if it doesn't happen I'm still comfortable," said Malignaggi, who turns 33 in November. "I would say the whole package would have to be good. I want a fun situation with an important fight while also getting paid well for it.
"It's got to be a combination of a lot of things, but I'm not really thinking much about that too much right now."