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Broner Confirms He Will Face Malignaggi For WBA Title

By Luis Sandoval

It appears a fight with Adrien "The Problem" Broner (26-0, 22KOs) and Paulie Malignaggi (32-4, 7KOs) will indeed be taking place in June at the welterweight limit as Broner himself broke the news earlier tonight.

Broner, the WBC champion at 135-pounds, was on hand at the Argenis Mendez-Juan Carlos Salgado fight card in Costa Mesa and was brought into the ring for the live crowd. When he took the mic he informed everyone in attendance that he would be making a move up to welterweight for his next fight and Malignaggi would be his opponent.

BoxingScene.com spoke to Broner afterwards and he confirmed that his next bout would be at a different weight class.

"Yeah I'm going to go get me another belt in another weight class. Anybody can get it man. I'm comfortable in whatever weight class my opponent is comfortable at," Broner would tell BoxingScene.

Broner's move up in weight would mean he would be skipping one of boxing's deepest divisions as junior welterweight houses some great fighters and several financially lucrative opponents. I asked Adrien if his move to 147 would be permanent.

"Hey man you never know, I'm flexible. Go around the corner and come back. It dont matter," said Broner with a smile.

While a venue has not been confirmed it is speculated the fight will head to New York at the Barclay Center on June 22nd, although sources told BoxingScene they may still keep the fight out west. HBO will televise the fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 03-11-2013

[QUOTE=The Problem;13134112]now he has and shut up all his critics about taking a tough fight.[/QUOTE]The Hell he has!! He even calls Paullie "Easy Money" so don't give me this crap about a tough fight. Even Broner doesn't agree with you.…

Comment by richardt on 03-11-2013

[QUOTE=The Problem;13134112] I'm pretty sure you to stupid to anyway. Cry baby[/QUOTE]Not as dumb as someone who supports a Racist. And you are the one crying like a baby over anything negative said about your darling sweetheart. Before you call…

Comment by New England on 03-11-2013

very disappointing fight. lets hope he fights somebody legit once he holds a paper title at 147.

Comment by kiaba360 on 03-11-2013

[QUOTE=Mr. Philadel;13133072]crazy fight!!...the anti-Broner crowd just got fuel for their hate fire....dudes be sleeping on Paulie...the same crowd that screams "Broner is overrated" actually don't believe it if they're saying Paulie is a easy fight for Broner...that or you dudes…

Comment by Al Bernstein on 03-11-2013

[QUOTE=richardt;13134047]You still don't get it! Broner picked the weakest fighter in BOTH DIVISIONS!!!!!! All 8 of the top 140pounders would beat Pauli and at least 6 of the top 147 pounders would beat Pauli!!!![/QUOTE] Why should he pick the toughest,…

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