Welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi and lightweight champion Adrien Broner played host to a news conference Saturday morning at MGM Grand in Las Vegas formally announcing their welterweight title fight slated for June 22 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn (on Showtime).
Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KOs) doesn’t seem to like the trash-talking Broner very much.
“Adrien Broner is nothing more than a Floyd Mayweather wannabe,” Malignaggi said. “He doesn’t just fight like him. He talks like him, he breathes like him. He needs to get his own character. He doesn’t have his own personality. It’s a big insecurity.”
To be fair, while Broner (26-0, 22 KOs) does resemble Mayweather in the ring to a point syle-wise, Broner is more of a finisher.
Also, Mayweather shows the media a lot more respect than Broner, who is just 23.
At Saturday’s Mayweather-Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero post-fight news conference at MGM Grand, Broner was asked to take the podium and say a few words while reporters awaited the arrival of Mayweather and Guerrero.
When reporters decided they had little to ask Broner, he said, “Man, I got these reporters scared like a (expletive).”