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De La Hoya: After Malignaggi, I See Broner Going To 140

By Luis Sandoval

Golden Boy has made everyone aware of their 140lb tourney that will begin on April 27th when Danny Garcia takes on Zab Judah and the second part will be May 18th when Lamont Peterson faces hard hitting Lucas Matthysse. The winners of each fight will be scheduled to fight each other while Amir Khan will fight the last man standing according to Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer.

One fighter who might get thrown into the mix is Adrien Broner who is jumping up two weight classes to fight Paulie Malignaggi for the WBA Welterweight championship. BoxingScene caught up with Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya who said only because Broner is fighting at 147 this fight, it doesn’t mean he won’t come back down.

“Yes, absolutely. Look, the fact that Adrien Broner is moving up to 147 and challenging Paulie Malignaggi – who is a live dog, don’t count him out, it’s a tough fight for Broner - but the fact that he’s doing that it doesn’t mean he’s not wanting to fight the best at 140. I can see Broner going after a title and I don’t know what’s going to happen against Paulie Malignaggi but [I can see him] coming back to 140” De La Hoya would tell BoxingScene.

Many didn’t like the idea of Broner skipping the Junior Welterweight division which houses opponents who would be considered real threats to Adrien who is being groomed as boxing’s next big superstar. While Broner will be fighting for a Welterweight title, De La Hoya sees him coming back down to take on the best possible opposition.

“Broner, he wants to fight the best. He wants to fight the best and he’s going to fight the best. There’s no doubt about it. He just wants to make news, skip a couple weight classes and challenge a champion there. So do I see Broner going back down to 140? Yes, absolutely” said De La Hoya.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ngr22 on 04-06-2013

Just like Mayweather, wait for all these guys to beat each other up and get past their good years before he faces them.

Comment by BabyFaceAssasin on 04-05-2013

[QUOTE=retnuocllup;13215807]cause Khan would never last in the tournament[/QUOTE] Lmao!!!!^^^^

Comment by 4Corners on 04-05-2013

I honestly see Broner fighting Khan in the fall, if he wins against Paulie.

Comment by Joey_Torreo on 04-05-2013

I would definitely want him to stick around at 140 and maybe fight the winner of the whole tourney. The winner, whoever it may be, vs broner would be a great fight. Can you imagine broner vs matthysse/ Peterson/ Kahn

Comment by Jam Jars on 04-05-2013

I don't understand all the Broner hype. He needs to work on a defensive style that works for him because he gets hit way too often trying to imitate Mayweather, his footwork is also poor. He's been able to get…

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