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Malignaggi is Excited About Broner Fight, Rips Thurman

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-4, 7KOs) is very excited about facing Adrien Broner (26-0, 22KOs), the WBC's lightweight champion, on June 22 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

BoxingScene.com: Thoughts on The Fight:

"It's exciting. I think it's a fight a lot of people are going to be looking forward to and I think it's a fight that a lot of people will be hyping. It has poetntial for a lot of fireworks, a lot of press, a lot of coverage, a lot of crazy antics from me and Adrien. We're always talking a lot and we our shticks with our gimmicks. I think between all that, and putting on a great fight, I think it will be a great event."

BoxingScene.com: How The Broner Talks Began:

"I first got an email from Dave Itskowitch of Golden Boy, asking me if I was interested in a Broner fight. At first I was like 'are they serious' because he's only a lightweight. So I said '[I'm] not [interested] if I have not lose more weight' because I came up to welterweight and I'm staying at welterweight. They said 'no, [the fight is] at welterweight.' I told them to make me an offer and from there it just built momentum.

BoxingScene.com: Confident of Victory:

"I'm very confident in my ability to beat him. I'm not saying he's not a good fighter, but I think there are weight classes for a reason and I think that's one of the reasons that he's going to have a problem with me. And also other reasons  as well. Adrien is going to fight a person who has a lot of character, who is going to come to fight no matter what. I try to make adjustments the best I can and I come to win every time out. I don't think he's seen that yet. He's not going to win this fight on talent alone. He's going to have to think in there and I don't think he's had to do that yet."

BoxingScene.com: Not Being Impressed With Thurman:

"I'm not saying he's a bad fighter. I just dont think that he's ready to fight a crafty guy, because he's another guy who won over guys who were tailor-made for him. He hasn't had to think through any of his wins either. I dont think he's even the thinker that Adrien is. I think Thurman is pretty limited. He throws these hard punches but he;s pretty limited. He's not very creative. And he's not the most naturally gifted. He's a little clumsy on his feet. His decision making does not impress me either considering the stiffs he's got in front of him. He's 24-0 or whatever his record is and he should be that record, because 99% of pro boxers would be undefeated if we fought those guys."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JokerOfAces on 03-12-2013

[QUOTE=kmas-ski;13132691]Funny when a white boxer pops ish he's viewed a good trash talker but when Broner or Mayweather do the same they are called every name under the sun! Jersey Shore AKA Paulie Malinaggi is nothing more then a serve…

Comment by Gary Coleman on 03-12-2013

Doesn't Broner come to the ring at 150? Paulie is going to get worked in this fight.

Comment by newyorican_papi on 03-12-2013

Damn...that's a pretty good assessment of the situation there.:You_Rock_

Comment by rogdogx on 03-12-2013

Everybody knows Malignaggi is the titleholder to gun for. Even though Broner is jumping up 2 weight classes he really is a fighter built for 140 instead of 35 and Malignaggi is a smallish welter so there will not be…

Comment by -Kev- on 03-11-2013

[QUOTE=marsatari;13134912]Anytime i see a fighter not get his proper due it kinda irks me...paulie is a true fighter who has skills along with a stutdy beard cotto cracked and he never stopped trying..[B]u guys cannot think broner is even a…

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