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Photos: Broner-Malignaggi Official Fight Scorecards

By Francisco Salazar

Adrien Broner moved up two weight classes and took the WBA welterweight title from Paulie Malignaggi in a 12-round, split decision at Barclays Center.

The trash-talking filled bout saw the two fighters go back and forth, but the power of Broner (27-0) proved to be the difference maker, with the 23-year-old earning card wins of 115-113 and 117-111.

The Brooklyn-born Malignaggi (32-5) was fighting in front of his home crowd, showed resiliency and earned one card win of 115-113 in going the distance, but the 32-year-old showed signs of slowing down toward the middle rounds and had trouble matching Broner's power punches.

Malignaggi landed 25 percent (214-of-843) of his punches, while Broner connected on 47 percent (246-of-524) of his.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cubanstyle on 06-23-2013

[QUOTE=periks19;13496062]Why 140 pounders hes a ww maybe berto, ortiz, guererro But wouldnt be shocked if josesito lopez is next on his agenda lmaol[/QUOTE] It would be even worse for him.

Comment by MDPopescu on 06-23-2013

[QUOTE=hitking;13495698]Dan Rafael, Ring magazine, and a couple more media outlets had it 117-111 for Broner. That's about what it looked like to me watching live. When you read the various reports on the fight around the net, there's absolutely no…

Comment by periks19 on 06-23-2013

[QUOTE=Cubanstyle;13495749]Thing is the heavy hitter never showed up to the fight, there is no great in Broner and people better stop comparing him to Mayweather, guy just got exposed tonight. Can't wait till he face some real competition... Maidana, Matthysse…

Comment by Martinplateado on 06-23-2013

[QUOTE=hitking;13495698]Dan Rafael, Ring magazine, and a couple more media outlets had it 117-111 for Broner. That's about what it looked like to me watching live. When you read the various reports on the fight around the net, there's absolutely no…

Comment by Bouser on 06-23-2013

Next Floyd? Please... Broner just got a split decision against Malignaggi and failed to do what Khan did and that's to stop him in his own back yard! Paulie put up a good fight :) I have a feeling the…

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