Malignaggi signs to fight Broner

April, 11, 2013
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Paul Malignaggi has signed to fight Adrien Broner on June 22 at Barclays Center, the WBA welterweight champion told NYFightblog today.

Broner is making the leap from 135 pounds to 147 and Malignaggi tells us he will be too strong for the young Cincinnati-based hitter who holds the WBC lightweight title and calls himself "Mr. HBO."

The scrap, promoted by Golden Boy, will air on Showtime, as HBO announced a couple weeks ago they will not buy fights from Golden Boy any longer.
Michael Woods, a member of the board of the Boxing Writers Association of America, has been covering boxing since 1991. He writes about boxing for ESPN The Magazine and is the news editor for TheSweetScience.com.

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