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Malignaggi vs. Broner: Charlo-Hopkins Bout in Play

By Rick Reeno

The Showtime televised tripleheader is nearly complete for June 22 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

In the main event, Paulie Malignaggi will defend his WBA welterweight crown against WBC lightweight king Adrien Broner, who moves up in weight by two divisions. Heavyweight contender Seth Mitchell will aim to avenge last year's knockout loss by entering an immediate rematch with Johnathan Banks.

Round out the card is a potential junior middleweight fight between veteran Demetrius Hopkins (33-2-1, 13KOs), the nephew of the more famous Bernard, and undefeated rising prospect Jermell Charlo (20-0, 10KOs). Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer tells BoxingScene.com that his matchmakers are working on the fight, but the deal is not yet done.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by rocktx on 04-12-2013

I dunno what you guys are talking about. This isn't a good card. There's only 1 current "A level" fighter on the card. And if Malignaggi doesn't put up a good fight this could quickly become a terrible card We…

Comment by b morph on 04-12-2013

The 2 boxing powerhouses have been putting on real good fights as of lately it seems like, this alliance between the respected promotional companies and broadcasting companies means good competition for viewer ratings, which should mean good match ups for…

Comment by ElBossHogg™ on 04-11-2013

Good card, I like the charlo bros both have a good style, and seeing the broner paulie fight gonna be intresting, can care less about seth and banks again but hey could be worse.

Comment by BoxingGenius27 on 04-11-2013

I'm glad to see Charlo scheduled to fight again. I think he destoys Hopkins.

Comment by TonyCa$h on 04-11-2013

[QUOTE=Kingjames6;13235234]Good triple header. Hopefully broner goes to 140 after this fight. People didnt criticize robert gurrero for jumping two weight classes they shouldn't criticize broner. However if he stays at 147 and avoids the big names at 140 as a…

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