Advertisement
Advertisement

Paulie Malignaggi Slams Hard on Adrien Broner and HBO

By Luis Sandoval

While WBA Welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi’s next fight still has not yet been determined, he is already back in the gym preparing for whatever is next. Malignaggi was getting in his workout at the Wild Card gym with trainer Eric Brown and spoke to BoxingScene about his thoughts on a possible clash with Broner which is currently being discussed for June.

Malignaggi is very confident that if he indeed takes on Broner he will be Broner’s toughest test to date and will come out victorious. The always candid Malignaggi didn’t hold back as he said he feels Broner has been fed handpicked opponents and also went off on HBO for being the ones who are responsible for it.

“Like I said, I don't have anything against Adrien but if we fight I got something for him. It's not to say I don't think he has a good future. It's not to say I don't think he's a viable contender even moving up two weight classes because he does have talent but at the end of the day what have we seen from Adrien Broner? We've seen a lot of handpicked opponents and we could've all been 26-0 against that kind of level of opposition. We could've all been there,” Malignaggi fired to BoxingScene.com.

“You got to look at what's in front of you. HBO pays for some pretty filthy garbage to put Adrien Broner in. I remember a couple weeks ago Adrien fought Gavin Rees in a main event. Vicente Escobedo fought Edner Cherry off TV. How does a guy off TV get a better opponent than the guy in the HBO main event?? You guys ask yourselves that question? I mean the garbage HBO puts out and I’m not even saying that because I work for Showtime. I'd be saying this anyway. The garbage they put out there is filthy. There are better opponents on ESPN. It's crazy”.

Broner is quickly becoming one of boxing’s biggest stars and he has become a staple on HBO already. While many feel he’s being groomed to be the next superstar and take over where Floyd Mayweather will leave off, Malignaggi thinks HBO is forcing the issue of Broner being a star instead of having it happen on its own by defeating solid competition.

“[HBO] can try and sell us Adrien Broner all [they] want and it’s nothing against the kid.  Adrien's doing what he's supposed to do. He's supposed to take that kind of money and take that kind of opposition and make the most out of it. But honestly, them trying to build a star; what are you doing? They are pushing the sh*t out of Adrien and he's barely making those numbers now. Now he's starting to make those numbers after they've been pushing him, and pushing him and pushing him against one bum after another. I'll give him the DeMarco fight but there's been one or two fights in Adrien's career where I don't even think he won them. There's one earlier in his career and the Ponce De Leon fight,” Malignaggie would tell BoxingScene.

“Like I said it’s not to say he's a bad fighter. He's a good fighter. I think he's got a good future. I wish him the best before me and if we do fight, I wish him the best after me. I don't hate on anybody's career because I know it’s a hard way to make a living. But honestly man, you don't pick stars; you allow them to become stars. You can try as hard as you want; it's not going to be there. They say he's the next Floyd Mayweather but really what made Floyd Mayweather a star? Beating Oscar De La Hoya and beating Ricky Hatton. If he didn't have those opponents, Floyd would've been a solid, a terrific actually, world level fighter but he wouldn't have got the credit. He wouldn't have got the fan fare; he wouldn't have got a lot of it. Adrien doesn't have that kind of opposition. Acting like Floyd Mayweather isn't going to put him there no matter how hard HBO tries”.

We’re still not sure if we are going to get Malignaggi-Broner in June but if we do, the stage is already being set by the Magic Man.

You can watch Malignaggi's video interview in its entirety on BoxingScene: http://www.boxingscene.com/malignaggi-unleashed-jabs-broner-thurman-hbo--63162

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @Truewest007. You can also tune in to The Boxing Lab, 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 boogybro on 03-09-2013

[QUOTE=daddymon;13126093]When paulie talk nobody should listen, Who has he fough lately in WW. Oh maybe Broner wow, They always call other champ bums when beat by people like Broner.Quintero, Ponce, Demarco not bums. Say he want to fight Burns or…

Comment by Kagami Taiga on 03-09-2013

i honestly have no problem with anything paulie said. its up to broner to prove us otherwise, until he does, ppl will say the same thing.

Comment by daddymon on 03-09-2013

When paulie talk nobody should listen, Who has he fough lately in WW. Oh maybe Broner wow, They always call other champ bums when beat by people like Broner.Quintero, Ponce, Demarco not bums. Say he want to fight Burns or…

Comment by boogybro on 03-09-2013

[QUOTE=alembic;13125807]I don't think I can even remember what happened in that fight. :p But I'll check it out for sure. Thx.[/QUOTE] Great fight man. I can only imagine the ass whoopin Floyd would put down on Broner during that fight.

Comment by KRAFTSMAN on 03-09-2013

As long as tv networks make money, they don't really care about the fans. To each his own in boxing. Haymon, Schaefer, Arum, they're all snakes. Even trainers can be snakes. Like in this case. He wants Malignaggi. Of all…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (69)
Top Headlines Hatton: Gennady Golovkin's Size Will Be Too Much For Brook Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Wilfredo Vazquez on Oct. 1, Puerto Rico Jacobs vs. Mora II, Easter vs. Commey, Kauffman on Sept. 9 Robert Guerrero-Adrien Broner Will Be Targeted, Says Manager Marcos Maidana, Robert Garcia To Sit Down and Discuss Future Artie Pelullo Sees a Very Big Future For Ruben Villa Mikey Garcia Eyes Gold: I Want Terry Flanagan's WBO Title! Team Frampton Had Secret Weapon in Camp For Santa Cruz Kim Poulsen Gets Career Back on Track, Training at Wild Card Photos: Mikey Garcia vs. Rojas, Malignaggi vs. Bracero - Face Offs Photos/Weights: Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams, More Photos: Leo Santa Cruz, Frampton Face To Face at Final Presser Photos: Gennady Golovkin in Beast Mode For Kell Brook Clash Lee Baxter Promotions Brings Boxing Back To Toronto Flanagan vs. Verdejo Ordered By The WBO, Says Frank Warren Santa Cruz: I Won't Be Like Quigg, I'll Force Frampton To Fight! Hatton Warns Harrison That Rabchenko Will Make Statement Joseph Diaz Reflects on Velez Win, Talks Strategy Against Proa Ed Brown Returns To The Ring Against Venegas in Indiana Santa Cruz Hopes Mares Overcomes Eye Issue; Wants Rematch Josh Warrington: I Want Lee Selby More Than Anyone Else Amir Khan: I'll Fight Conor McGregor To Prove I'm a Real Man! Roach: If He's 100%, Pacquiao Would Destroy Floyd Mayweather! Joseph Diaz vs. Josh Warrington Clash Eyed By Golden Boy Dusty Harrison vs. Thomas 'Cornflake' Lamanna on Sept. 16 Lee Selby Will Have a Ringside Eye on Santa Cruz vs. Frampton Pacquiao Says Comeback is NOT About Money, But Passion Khan on Canelo: He Weighed 187 With Me - Fight Golovkin! Marlon Tapales To Receive Hero's Welcome For Title Win Leo Santa Cruz vs. Carl Frampton: Ring the Damn Bell Amir Khan Aims For Danny Garcia Mandatory Shot in January Miguel Cotto Officially Passes on Marquez Over Weight Dispute Mikey Garcia: You're Going To See a Better Version of Me! Joseph Diaz: Liam Smith is a Very Tough Fight For Canelo Photos: Adonis Stevenson, Thomas Williams Size Up at Presser Carl Frampton: Everyone Expects Me To Lose, I'll Get The Upset! Dorticos To Shumenov: You Paper Champ, Stop Running Chicken Photos: Margarito, Alvarez Go Face To Face at Presser Video: Leo Santa Cruz Ready For War With Carl Frampton Amir Khan: Arum is Bitter, He's Scared To Do The Pacquiao Fight!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement