Paulie Malignaggi rightfully wants a rematch with Adrien Broner
Paulie Malignaggi told WBN on Friday that he wants to cement a rematch with Adrien Broner.
The 24-year-old Broner (27-0, 22 KOs) won a controversial split decision over Malignaggi (32-5, 7 KOs) in June.
Currently ranked as the eighth preeminent pound-for-pounder, Broner will defend the WBA welterweight crown versus Marcos Maidana on December 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Conversely, Malignaggi is slated to scrap Zab Judah this December in Brooklyn.
“Broner is fighting Maidana, but we all know it should be me in a rematch,” said Malignaggi, 32.
“I know it can’t happen right now. But, it should happen in 2014. We need to settle the score. It was a very close fight the last time that could have gone either way. And, like I said before, I have been in different states and countries since that fight and I hear I won every time. So, let’s do it again!”
A beloved Argentinean and past junior welterweight titleholder, the 30-year-old Maidana (34-3, 31 KOs) is a bruiser whose punches land with thuds.
The bout will essentially pit Broner’s blinding speed and vast overall skills against Maidana’s intimidating style and power.
Ultimately, in a fascinating and dramatic tussle, Broner will narrowly outscore Maidana to remain undefeated.
Meanwhile, Malignaggi could manage to slither past the 35-year-old Judah (42-8-0-2, 29 KOs).
Provided “The Magic Man” trumps Judah, Malignaggi and Broner should “settle the score.”
Also a former junior lightweight and lightweight titlist, the arrogant, flamboyant and simply unlikable Broner eagerly added 12 pounds to meet Malignaggi.
Malignaggi’s a brilliant defensive pugilist who is capable of causing any opponent to struggle.
Still, using feathery fists as weapons, an inferior Malignaggi made “The Problem” look mediocre.
Accordingly, Adrien Broner and Paulie Malignaggi “should happen in 2014.”
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