Adrien Broner on his Friday morning confrontation with Paulie Malignaggi, who fights on June 22: “He was scared. You all seen that. He thought he had seen a ghost, and I ain’t talking about Robert Guerrero.”
Zab Judah’s take on why there has been no press conference or weigh-in staredowns with Danny Garcia: “Always remember: A monkey can never look a lion in the face.”
Adrien Broner has given the name “Paulette” to Paulie Malignaggi, who retorted, “Last time that I checked, you know, Adrien is a girl’s name.” On June 22, Broner will challenge for the WBA welterweight title owned by Malignaggi, who calls it an easy fight.
Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin claims that he will handle unbeaten WBA titleholder Gennady Golovkin in similar fashion to how Bernard Hopkins knocked out then-undefeated Felix Trinindad in the 12th round.
Yuriorkis Gamboa will return to the ring for a clash of unbeatens against Colombian Darley Perez on the June 8 card that also features RING and WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson against Adonis Stevenson.
Florida welterweight standouts Andre Berto and Keith Thurman are schedueld to fight in separate bouts on a Showtime-televised card in July. Berto will face veteran gatekeeper Jesus Soto-Karass; Thurman will fight fellow unbeaten puncher Diego Chaves.
Paulie Malignaggi responds to AdrienBroner: “If he think that he’s p—ed me off, all he’s done with this talking like that, he has just put himself into the position where he has to fight. If he’s ‘A.B.,’ and he’s ‘always business,’ then stop being ‘A.B.’ the ‘always bitching.’”
Former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will be profiled on HBO Real Sports, which debuts on March 19.
It appears that Adrien Broner will fight Paul Malignaggi on HBO on June 22 and that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will return on the same network on June 29. It was thought that Broner and Chavez were targeting the same June 22 date.
Paulie Malignaggi tells Keith Thurman to “get the (bleep)” out of Brooklyn.