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Five keys for Paulie Malignaggi

Welterweight titlist Paulie Malignaggi defends his belt against unbeaten lightweight champion Adrien "The Problem" Broner on Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The talented Broner (26-0, 22 KOs), 23, will be climbing up two weight classes against the veteran Malignaggi, who will play the role of underdog and will need an outstanding performance in order to keep his belt.

Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KOs), who enters on a five-fight win streak, is unbeaten as a welterweight and should have the crowd behind him in his hometown of Brooklyn.

Here are five keys to victory for Malignaggi against Broner:

Jab, movement and distance

Watch out for the counter

Use your experience

Imitate Ponce de Leon

Fight at home