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Broner: Malignaggi's Feelings Were Hurt, I Got To Him

By Mike Coppinger

By now, everyone has seen the vitriolic press conference in Las Vegas promoting the welterweight title fight between Adrien Broner and Paulie Malignaggi, which takes place June 22 on Showtime.

But insults and name-calling aside, Broner has respect for Malignaggi. He believes "The Magic Man" will show him -- and fans -- something they haven't seen.

"Everybody knows if talent goes up against another good talent, then it brings the best talent out of the higher talent," said Broner, 23. "With that being said, Paulie's a great fighter, skillful fighter -- world class fighter -- so it's going to bring the best out of Adrien Broner."

Broner (26-0, 22 KOs) says he wasn't affected by the disrespect, but feels the same can't be said for his opponent.

"His feelings are hurt -- you can tell," said Broner. "With me it's normal, I'm just doing what AB do. He was really hurt, I got to him.

"Coming from where I come from, this is what I go through everyday. There's gonna be haters, there's gonna be outsiders, you just gotta overcome. You just have to stay focused and keep your eyes on the prize."

While the fight is in Malignaggi's backyard of Brooklyn, N.Y., Broner believes he'll able to convince some fans to change teams.

"If you don't leave a Broner fan by the end of the night," Broner said,  "I'll stop boxing."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by UTEP on 05-25-2013

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Comment by richardt on 05-25-2013

How did you happen to make this a black and white thing????? If you've made an assumption about me, the "joke" as you like to say is on you. I'm not black or white so the social situations and perspectives…

Comment by umop-ap!sdn on 05-25-2013

[QUOTE=P-4-P-King;13409162]lol poor broner actually thinks he can talk ****. Paulie hella clowned him every time they talked. broners best response was that little "hey paulette" shirt which was the most childish idea of an insult ever.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE]Girl, I got you…

Comment by umop-ap!sdn on 05-25-2013

[QUOTE]Oh, look, it's Broner's love nest leader herself come to defend Broner. What I think about what Broner said? You are pathetic....everyone knows his racial slurs. Looks like you are still butthurt with your "MATTHYSEE IS GOING TO GET KNOCKED…

Comment by richardt on 05-24-2013

[QUOTE=HanzGruber;13410960] you're going to keep coming in broner threads making long ass posts just to say how much you dislike him lol. Time to get off the internet[/QUOTE]No, there is a difference between saying you dislike a fighter and showing…

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