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Photos: Broner Unseats Malignaggi For Title - Mega Gallery

Unbeaten Adrien Broner became a champion in his third different weight class on Saturday, beating Paulie Malignaggi by a split decision to take the WBA welterweight title. Two judges gave the all-American showdown of rival champions to Broner by scores of 117-111 and 115-113, while the third had Malignaggi a 115-113 winner.

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Broner, also the reigning WBC lightweight champion and WBO super featherweight champion, improved to 27-0 after stepping up two weight divisions to fight Malignaggi in his home town of New York. Broner joined Roberto Duran, Roy Jones Jnr and Robert Guerrero as the only fighters to win a world title in their first bout after jumping up two weight classes to fight.

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Malignaggi, nine years older than his opponent at age 32, fell to 32-5 and complained about the most lopsided judge's decision against him.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by #1Assassin on 06-24-2013

People thought this was a close fight? Really? I give paulie credit, not only did he show heart staying in there but he never stopped trying to win either. But broner kicked his ass, i had it 116-112. I can…

Comment by !! Shawn on 06-23-2013

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;13496017]Unbeaten Adrien Broner became a champion in his third different weight class on Saturday, beating Paulie Malignaggi by a split decision to take the WBA welterweight title. Two judges gave the all-American showdown of rival champions to Broner by scores…

Comment by -EAGLE- on 06-23-2013

not even bothered to open the link, since Al Haymon and Broner picked these pics for boxingscene.com

Comment by samouraï on 06-23-2013

Yeah Broner picked these pictures because they don't tell half the story.

Comment by bigcursedawg on 06-23-2013

It was a close fight win some tough rounds to score. People that thought Broner would stop Paulie were smoking crack. Paulie was no 11-1 underdog, give me a break. Paulie's been fighting bigger guys like Senchenko and Cano who…

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