Advertisement
Advertisement

Malignaggi's Manager Confident Broner Will Be No Problem

By Mike Coppinger

NEW YORK -- Paulie Malignaggi and Adrien Broner have been going at in the press ahead of their June 22 WBA welterweight title tilt at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Broner will be moving up from 135 to 147 for the title shot, a jump in size that Malignaggi's manager Anthony Catanzaro feels will be a "problem" for Broner.

"We're fighting a kid who's coming up two weight classes; there's a reason there's weight classes in boxing," said Catanzaro, who is well known in Brooklyn for his pizza joint Portobello's. "I feel I have the fighter with more big fight experience, the naturally bigger fighter, the fighter who's much quicker on his feet. Broner is very quick up on top, he's very tough to hit with his hip movement, but his feet are really wide, he has what you call a puncher's stance, so the foot-speed is going to to be key. Obviously the money is right, it's why we took the fight. We've liked the fight since the minute it was mentioned to us."

Catanzaro feels that Malignaggi his light years beyond anyone Broner has faced and feels Broner will have to think in the ring for the first time.

"Adrien Broner's been in fights where he hasn't needed to adjust or think even. He's had guys come straightforward -- guys who were handpicked, smaller guys. His sternest test was [Antonio] DeMarco, he did a good job on DeMarco, but DeMarco is pretty much a one-dimensional fighter. He's not giving angles, he's not changing difference. Let's see what happens when it's in the 7th or 8th round and Broner is forced to adjust and that target is not there for you to hit.

Let's see if he brings that power up [in weight]. Paulie's jab is extremely hard to deal with. It's a very varied jab and it's an extremely cultured jab. He can hook off the jab, there's a lot of things he does. Obviously Paulie hasn't been the biggest puncher throughout his career with all the hand injuries, but what about his internal fortitude or his granite chin. What about the fact that he's competed against the biggest and best fighters in their prime. We fought a prime Miguel Cotto, we fought a prime Ricky Hatton. We fought a prime Lovemore N'dou. We fought a prime, undefeated [Vyacheslav] Senchenko in his backyard."

Follow Mike Coppinger on Twitter: @MikeCoppinger

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jack Napier on 05-01-2013

Broner is plenty hittable, but that's not enough for Paulie he's not gonna make a dent, and Broner will be strong at WW Paulie isn't good enough defensively to hold Broner off can see Paulie winning a couple rds, but…

Comment by a_fuego on 05-01-2013

What surprises me is how cats can write Paulie off so quick and say he's gonna stare at the lights. I give him more credit than that, if he looses it should be on the cards. I like both of…

Comment by LAPete on 05-01-2013

It's gonna be a good fight that could go either way but to those who say that Paulie takes shots - jabs, hooks, etc, has no power and that you reviewed his fight with Kahn might not realize that Paulie…

Comment by P-4-P-King on 04-30-2013

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;13309693]I reviewed the Khan-Malignaggi fight. Paulie has the tendency to get hit flush by speedy jabs, hooks and crosses...[/QUOTE] I also reviewed the broner-Rees fight. Broner has the tendency to get hit easily by dwarfs.

Comment by Lorily on 04-30-2013

[QUOTE=DempseyRollin;13311364]And lol, once again. Broner isn't a brawler. And what works on margarito won't necessarily work on him. They are far removed from each other in terms of fighting styles and abilities. The comparison is flawed and there would never…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (35)
Top Headlines Promoter: Bradley Should Not Target Pacquiao's Shoulder Deontay Wilder is on a Mission To 'Beat Povetkin, Unify All Titles' Golovkin's Coach: No Catch-Weight For Amir Khan Cano: I Have The Experience To Beat Lucas Matthysse Barrera: With a Good Strategy, Canelo Can Beat Golovkin Arum: Gilberto Ramirez is The Complete Opposite of Chavez Jr. Daniel Roman Continues To Roll Forward, Beats Robles Thurman: Brook Went 12, Do I Stop Porter? I Plan To Hurt Him! Marquez, Sulaiman Disagree on Canelo-Khan Being Mismatch Photos/Weights: Alex Saucedo vs. Clarence Booth, More Roy Jones Jr. To Fight Again - Against a 'Fan' in Odd PPV Event! Gabriel Campillo Explains Decision To Retire From Boxing Eddie Gomez Extends Pact With Golden Boy Promotions Roman Martinez-Miguel Berchelt Lands at Poliforum Zamna, 3/12 Thurman: Khan Took 'Easier' Canelo, Brook Tougher For Him McJoe Arroyo-Jerwin Ancajas Heads To The Philippines on 4/16 Povetkin's Promoter: I Think We'll Reach Wilder Deal Without Bids McWilliams Arroyo Confident He Can Shock Roman Gonzalez Froch: I Think About a Comeback Every Day, But I'm Realistic Felix Verdejo Has April Fight Set For Puerto Rico Willie Monroe Return is Pushed Back After Opponent Snafu Santa Cruz vs. Martinez: Hunter, Mendez, Marrero Added Marquez: Khan Can Win, But Canelo Can KO Him at Any Time Roman Gonzalez-McWilliams Arroyo Done For Golovkin-Wade Avtandil Khurtsidze, Giovanni Lorenzo Set For Broadway Boxing Vargas Predicts He'll Make Sadam Ali Quit; 'Not On My Level' Wlodarczyk Faces Brudov on 3/4, Shumenov in Play For April Abel Sanchez Not Viewing Andre Ward's Inactivity as Advantage Quigg Motivated By Fear of Losing as Frampton Bout Nears Khan: Mayweather, Pacquiao Would Be Easier Than Canelo! Ballisai Replaces Kevin Mitchell in Tatli EBU Title Fight on 3/18 Pungluang Sor Singyu Retains WBO Belt With Technical Nod Win Mayweather Stumped on Who Would Win Fury vs. Wilder Floyd Mayweather: Timing Was Not Right For Amir Khan Bout Roy Jones Jr. and Kevin Mitchell: A Tale of Two Retirements McWilliams Arroyo Creeps In, Eyed For Roman Gonzalez Bout Marquez Says There Have Been Talks For Miguel Cotto Bout Photos: Povetkin Getting Jacked, in Beast Mode For Deontay Wilder Estrada's Promoter Questions Chocolatito's Pound For Pound Rank Luis Ortiz Content With Random Testing To Prove He's Clean
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement