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.”
Former junior welterweight champ Ricky Hatton’s Nov. 24 comeback fight agaisnt former welterweight beltholder Vyacheslav Senchenko will be televised live on Showtime, the U.S. premium cable network announced on Friday.
Devon Alexander spoke to RingTV’s Bill Emes after the 25-year-old St. Louis native outpointed Randall Bailey to win the third major title of his career, the IBF welterweight belt. Alexander says he’s open to unifying belts with Paul Malignaggi.
WBA welterweight titleholder Paul Malignaggi, new WBO middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin, Hassan N’Dam, and Daniel Jacobs all spoke from the heart during the post-fight press conference for the inaugural boxing show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Showtime Sports recaps the Danny Garcia-Erik Morales II weighin. Watch as Devon Alexander, Randall Bailey, Hassan N’Dam, Peter Quillin, Paul Malignaggi, and Pablo Cesar Cano hit the scales, then watch the four title bouts live from Brooklyn on Saturday, 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Danny Garcia, Erik Morales, Paul Malignaggi, Pablo Cesar Cano, Hassan N’Dam, Peter Quillen, Randall Bailey, Devon Alexnader and the undercard fighters of tomorrow’s Showtime-televised quadrupleheader from Brooklyn, N.Y., all weighed in at an eventful weighinon Friday.