Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/14/14
Fight Pick & Preview - Malignaggi vs. Broner: Hometown boy Paulie Malignaggi defends his WBA 147-pound title against rising star Adrien Broner on June 22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The 32-year old Malignaggi is making the 2nd defense of a title he won with a rare knockout over then 32-0 Vyacheslav Senchenko, the same guy who knocked Ricky Hatton back into retirement in his next fight. Broner, meanwhile, has been making a steady climb up the boxing ladder and is looking for his best win after snagging titles at 130 and 135 pounds. Date: June 22, 2013 Site: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY Weight Class: WBA Welterweight Championship: 12 Rounds Paul Malignaggi, 32-4 (7 KOs), Brooklyn. NY, WBA Welterweight Champion vs. Adrien Broner, 26-0 (22 KOs), Cincinnati, Ohio Credit: Esther Lin / Showtime Broner is being groomed as a big deal. Golden Boy has been cultivating him to became a major player in the sport. At first, it seemed like a lot of hype. To his credit, however, h...
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