Five keys for Adrien Broner

Plotting a path to victory for Saturday's fight against Paulie Malignaggi

Originally Published: June 21, 2013
By Bernardo Pilatti |

Unbeaten lightweight champion Adrien "The Problem" Broner will move up two weight divisions on Saturday to challenge welterweight titlist Paulie Malignaggi at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

It is a fight that has featured an aggressive verbal war between the two boxers leading up to the fight. In spite of being the favorite against the veteran Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KOs), Broner needs to keep in mind a number of important keys in order to win.

The 23-year-old Broner (26-0, 22 KOs), who has finished his last six opponents inside the distance, is seeking to become just the fourth fighter in history to win titles at 130, 135 and 147 pounds.

Here are five keys to victory for Broner against Malignaggi: