By Rick Reeno
WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner informed BoxingScene.com that he doesn't have any problems facing WBA welterweight champ Paulie Malignaggi at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is working behind the scenes to finalize Broner-Malignaggi for an HBO televised date of June 22.
On Thursday, Malignaggi stated that he heard Broner was reluctant to face him at the Barclays Center, which is located in Malignaggi's hometown. Broner denies Malignaggi's claim, telling BoxingScene that he'll fight Malignaggi "anywhere."
"I'll fight that motherf***er in the closet. Tell Paulette it's his time of the month and I understand he's going through some things. He's going to get f***ed up. I don't care if it's at the Barclays Center, I don't care if it's at the barbecue. What the f*** is he talking about?," Broner told BoxingScene.com.
"Anybody that Adrien Broner fights is easy money. I don't care who it is. And I will be a 23-year-old three-time world champion in three different weight classes - and that's some sh*t that's never been done. The jump shot that I made is bigger than Paulie. Paulette, talking about he's [got a size/power advantage] and he hasn't knocked anybody out since way back when. Paulette, pull your f***ing skirt up."