Adrien Broner announced that he would let the fans decide who he fights next after he lifted Paul Malignaggi’s WBA 147-pound title. The fans have spoken and they want Broner to face hard-punching No. 1 junior welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse next, according to a RingTV.com poll.
Adrien Broner told the boxing media that Paul Malignaggi felt his power after taking the veteran’s WBA welterweight title. “As soon as he felt my power he ran from me,” said Broner, who added that Maligaggini was a “good survivor.”
Paul Malignaggi dismissed Adrien Broner after losing his WBA welterweight title via split decision to the upstart on Saturday. “I don’t think he did enough to take my title,” said Malignaggi, who added that Broner pales in comparison to Miguel Cotto and Amir Khan.
Adrien Broner spoke to the boxing media after Thursday’s heated final press conference for his Showtime-televised challenge to WBA welterweight beltholder Paul Malignaggi on Saturday. He says he’s not trying to get under Malignaggi’s skin but he’ll attack the veteran directly on fight night.
Paul Malignaggi weighed in at 146.4 pounds for his WBA welterweight title defense against Adrien Broner, the current WBC lightweight beltholder who tipped the scales a bit heavier at 146.8 at Friday’s weigh-in at Borough Hall in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Watch the live video stream of the Paul Malignaggi-Adrien Broner weigh-in today at 12:30 p.m ET./ 9:30 a.m. PT. The Malignaggi-Broner welterweight fight will take place Saturday at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and will be televised live on Showtime (9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT).
Adrien Broner is confident that he’ll defeat Paul Malignaggi for the WBA welterweight title on Saturday. However, he says fans can forget about an eventual showdown with RING/WBC champ Floyd Mayweather. Broner believes he’ll become boxing’s biggest star without facing the pound-for-pound king.
Showtime Sports will offer live streams of today’s final press conference and Friday’s weigh-in for the anticipated showdown between WBA welterweight titleholder Paulie Malignaggi and current WBC lightweight beltholder Adrien Broner taking place this Saturday live on Showtime.
The usually upbeat and talkative Paul Malignaggi seemed agitated during a recent conference call with Adrien Broner, who he defends his WBA welterweight title against in a Showtime-televised main event on June 22 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Marcos Maidana and Josesito Lopez thrilled a record crowd at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., on Saturday. Maidana overcame a shaky fourth round to drop and stop Lopez in the sixth round of their Showtime Championship Boxing main event.
Shane Mosley hasn’t scored a victory since January 2009 but the 41-year-old veteran is confident he’ll get back to his winning ways against 18-years-younger Pablo Cesar Cano in a Fox Deportes-televised welterweight bout on Saturday in Cancun, Mexico.
Barry Hunter, the long-time trainer of IBF junior welterweight titleholder Lamont Peterson, tells RingTV.com that Peterson has been joined in training camp by WBC lightweight titleholder Adrien Broner in Peterson’s hometown of Washington D.C.
Adrien Broner’s next scheduled opponent, Paul Malignaggi, says the 23-year-old lightweight titleholder’s recent arrest and subsequent actions and statements are indicative of the undefeated boxer’s immaturity.
Paul Malignaggi spoke to Bill Emes about an Adrien Broner showdown, which appears nearly made. “He’s won fights on talent alone, because he’s so gifted,” Malignaggi said. “I want to see what happens when someone makes him think. He’s not going to win this fight on talent.”