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.
WBA welterweight beltholder Paul Malignaggi spoke to RingTV.com about the heated buildup to his June 22 title defense against Adrien Broner, his plans to debunk Broner’s hype, his thoughts on THE RING’s 147-pound rankings, his Showtime commentating gig, and much more.
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.”
Power-punching prospect Keith Thurman called out WBA titleholder Paul Malignaggi at the post-fight presser after his 12-round decision over Jan Zaveck and the two welterweights got into it in front of the media. “You better not duck me, son!” Thurman told the veteran. “You think I’m scared of you? I’m ducking you ’cause you don’t bring any money,” Malignaggi said.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said the Paul Malignaggi-Adrien Broner showdown will likely happen on HBO while discussing upcoming fights with the media after Hopkins-Cloud. Schaefer also talked about potential heavyweight fight between Deontay Wilder and Tony Thompson.
HBO’s exiting Larry Merchant: “I’m proud to be associated with so many talented people who made us into a groundbreaking network.”