Battle for the hometown crown

Paulie Malignaggi, Zab Judah to tangle for a different title: king of Brooklyn

Originally Published: December 6, 2013
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Zab Judah and Paulie Malignaggi, two of boxing's biggest-name fighters, who have been friendly with each other for years, have both held world titles at welterweight and junior welterweight. Each has been in a number of major fights and each hopes to someday wrap another world title belt around his waist.

But perhaps even more important to each man than winning a world title is protecting his home turf. Each wants to be the king of Brooklyn, N.Y. -- the unofficial title that will ...

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