Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @Truewest007. You can also tune in to BoxingScene Radio, Boxingscene’s official audio show every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (44)
Top Headlines Saunders Took Precautions To Avoid Possible Lemieux Spies Frank Warren: The Moment of Truth is Here For Billy Joe Saunders Khan: Now I Know Why Pacquiao Picked Horn - And He Still Lost! Anthony Joshua Lights Up Christmas For NSPCC Children Arum: Boxing Has Been Crying So Long For a Kid Like Jeff Horn! Groves-Eubank Undercard: Arfan Iqbal vs. Simon Vallily is Set Carl Frampton vs. Nonito Donaire in Play For April 7 in Belfast? Horn Predicts Vegas Shocker: I Got The Style To Beat Crawford! Billy Joe Saunders Can Resume Upward Mobility De La Hoya Says He's Still Open To Return - Rips Floyd Mayweather Cesar Juarez vs. Isaac Dogboe For WBO Interim, January 6 Rigondeaux Trainer Reacts To Critics: My Fighter is No Quitter! Diego De La Hoya Overweight, Fight Pulled From ESPN Card Teddy Atlas Confirms Removal, Will No Longer Call ESPN Fights Terry Flanagan vs. Maurice Hooker for WBO Belt in Play For April Katie Taylor Retains WBA Title, Decisions Jessica McCaskill Martin J. Ward Drops, Stops Juli Giner To Capture EBU Title Josh Kelly Drops, Stops Jean Michel Hamilcaro In Six Orlando Salido: Retirement is Over, I'm Coming Back in 2018! Conor Benn Gets Off The Floor, Goes Through Fire To Win Horn: I'll Prove Americans Wrong, Crawford is Someone I Can Beat Photos: Claressa Shields Putting in Work For Title Defense Joshua Buatsi Set For February Return Jessie Vargas vs. Aaron Herrera - Undercard Information Tyson Fury Says He Has Several Options To Secure Boxing License Jake Ball Outpoints Shinkwin: Cheeseman, Cordina Get Wins Crawford: A lot of Holes in Jeff Horn's Game, I'm No Corcoran! Horn Coach: Crawford Beatable, Has Weaknesses We Can Exploit Arum: You Are Crazy To Say Horn Has No Shot To Beat Crawford! Gamal Yafai Gets York Hall Win, Set For Busy 2018 Tyson Fury Has Some Work, Could Reclaim License Next Month Sadam Ali Wants to Stay at 154 Pounds, Defend WBO Title Next Arum: Will Take 'Real Ballsy 130-Pounder' to Fight Lomachenko Kell Brook: My Injuries Were Legit - Rigondeaux Just Quit! Horn Overcomes Cuts to Bloody, Stop Corcoran in 11th Round Parker's Trainer: We Made Compromise - Up To Joshua To Agree! Lee Selby Inks Three-Fight Deal With Frank Warren UK News: Ohara Davies, David Allen, Nicola Adams, Natasha Jonas Alex Leapai To Appeal Technical Draw: Lenny Z, Paul Fleming Win Team Hammer Smile at UKAD Ruling To Reverse Tyson Fury Loss
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement