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Brooklyn’s hometown favorite Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi will defend his WBA world welterweight title against Cincinnati’s undefeated and current lightweight champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner on June 22 as the main event of Showtime’s’ tripleheader at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The fighters showed (photos below) to the media what they have got in their respective training on a media workout held on Tuesday.
The tripleheader features 12-round bout between Johnathon “Mr.” Banks (29-1-1, 19 KO’s) and Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (25-1-1, 19 KO’s) and Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika (31-5-2, 21 KO’s), of Sydney, Australia, against Mexico City’s undefeated Marco Antonio Periban (20-0, 13 KO’s) will clash for the vacant WBC Super Middleweight Championship.
Malignaggi and Broner exchanging heated and sometimes below-the-belt verbal assaults against each other on social media, continued during the media workout, here are some quotes.
“I’m going to dominate him, punish him and make him quit on his stool”
“It’s not just him coming to beat my ass. He’s forgetting one thing: I’m coming to beat his ass and, that’s the plan on Saturday night.”
“June 22, he’s going to wish there’s another corner he can run to”
“Paulie is Paulie. You know, I’m gonna be honest with you, if you’re not on you’re A-game against Paulie, he can slip away from you. He’s a guy with some tricks up his sleeve, but we’re not here for a circus day.”
Whatever Malignaggi and Broner had already been said against each other, only one questions lingers on, whose trash talking will transpire in the ring comes fight night?
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