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Malignaggi Hopes Judah Win Gets Broner or Maidana

Paulie Malignaggi is already eyeing a rematch with Adrien Broner but knows he'll first need to get past Zab Judah this weekend.

The former world champions collide on Saturday in Brooklyn, New York, six months after Malignaggi lost his WBA welterweight belt to Broner.

Broner defends that title against Marcos Maidana on December 14 and the 'Magic Man' wants another shot at the unbeaten star who beat him on a split decision back in June.

Malignaggi, who like Judah hails from Brooklyn, said: "I want that Broner v Maidana winner but, first things first, I have to get through Saturday night.

"A win over Zab Judah is what I want for Christmas. That suffices."

Malignaggi expects Judah to prove a tough nut to crack with both men knowing defeat will leave them on the brink of retirement.

"I expect the best Zab Judah," said Malignaggi, who once fought and lost to Ricky Hatton.

"[I expect] a Zab Judah who is going to be fighting for his boxing career. I feel the same way."

He added there was no love lost between the pair.

"If we saw each other in the gym, we would try to knock each other out," he continued. "There's no love taps. With this much on the line you can bet we're both going to have it out on Saturday.

"We're both motivated to win, but when you're at this level anything can get you motivated for a fight like this. If you're not motivated for this, you better check your pulse to make sure you're alive."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jray100k on 12-05-2013

Paulie can forget about a Broner rematch. He won't get past Zab.

Comment by Jloro on 12-05-2013

I'd rather Broner fight some higher ranked guys than himself. No reason to step down in competition.

Comment by LAPete on 12-05-2013

Paulie is an easy target for making fun but i would never count him out. He's a well trained fighter with good skills and excellent hand speed. Trainer Eric Brown has served him well and it's important to note that…

Comment by nauti4life85 on 12-05-2013

[QUOTE=AlexaAriza;13994618]Broner pillow punches couldn't hurt a fly, that's why he resorted to kicking Paulie and trying some roundhouse punches.[/QUOTE] LOL...first paulie grabbed Broner's leg, **** was illegal as hell but why reach for another man's leg this ain't the UFC…

Comment by SaldanaCC on 12-04-2013

Come on naggi broner schooled you no need for a rematch and dana will drop you too much power stop chaseing guys who you know will beat you take the sergio martinez rout duck the best in ur division then…

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