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Mayweather Sr: Malignaggi Can't Do Anything To Broner

By Chris Robinson

Later tonight, inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York in Showtime-televised attraction, WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KO’s) will look to defend his crown against one of the flashiest and brashest faces in the sport when he tangles with Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s).

Despite moving up two weight classes for the fight, Broner, a former champion at 130 and 135 pounds, is an overwhelming favorite heading into the match due to various factors.

Asked for his assessment of the contest, renowned trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. seemed to agree with the odds.

“I can’t see Paulie Malignaggi doing too much of anything,” Mayweather told me recently. “He’s going to go in there [and] the only thing I could see him doing, I could see him running. I could see him running for a while, and that’s about it.”

However, Mayweather wasn’t exactly in the mood to praise Broner, pointing towards the Cincinnati native’s fifth round stoppage of British hopeful Gavin Rees this past February.

“Well, I’m going to take that back,” Mayweather said. “That other white guy (Gavin Rees), I don’t know where he was from, that dude was hitting Broner man. I don’t understand it. This is a tough game, man, and I just [feel] personally, myself, that he shouldn’t be getting hit with none of them punches at all.

“I just don’t think Malignaggi is going to get away with it,” Mayweather would add, further clarifying his prediction despite some concerns over Broner’s last outing.

Due to his flamboyant nature and undeniable talent, Broner is often compared to boxing’s premier talent and Mayweather’s son Floyd.

While there may be a few parallels between the two men, Mayweather doesn’t see Broner as the second coming.

“Broner, he’s not going to be another Floyd,” said Mayweather. “But, he can grow into be something good though.

“You know, this is a thinking man’s game,” Mayweather added. “This is not just going in there and fighting with strength, power. You’ve got to use your brain."

*** For more thoughts from Floyd Mayweather Sr. comparing Floyd to Broner, please check out Mayweather Sr. and Kevin Newman speak further on the Adrien Broner comparisons to Floyd 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by batista84 on 06-22-2013

[QUOTE=One more round;13493725]i think Broner will stop paulie pretty decisively and quickly, paulie just does not have enough power to halt Broner or make him think, Broner will be free to move forward and let his hands go in full…

Comment by WalkerSmith1921 on 06-22-2013

[QUOTE=rtap;13493215]Wow to say broner is like lebron is beyond me. Broner has not fought anyone with any credit. My opinion is alot of peeps have no idea what boxing is at all. Mayweather boxes all night and all love him…

Comment by Los Zetas on 06-22-2013

[QUOTE=streetwaves;13493753]If he didn't look like **** against Cano people would definitely be giving him a lot more of a shot, especially since he looked very good against Senchenko.[/QUOTE] True. I want Broner to lose because after watching how he carries…

Comment by Los Zetas on 06-22-2013

[QUOTE=Sweet Pea 50;13493801]I hear you. But I think that might have been the straw that broke the camels back, so to speak. If Paulie just went 12 hard ones against Cano, I just don't see him giving Broner enough trouble…

Comment by Sweet Pea 50 on 06-22-2013

[QUOTE=Master Chief;13493732]Paulie is too tough to get stopped. People need to realise he has a chin. Shame he looked like **** vs Cano.[/QUOTE] I hear you. But I think that might have been the straw that broke the camels back,…

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