Golden Boy Classics, a series televised on Fox Deportes, on Sunday will show previous Paulie Malignaggi and Adrien Broner fights ahead of their June 22 welterweight title clash at Barclays Center in Brooklyn (on Showtime).
The 2 p.m. telecast will replay Malignaggi’s 10-round unanimous decision over Jose Miguel Cotto in April 2011 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It was just Malignaggi’s second fight at welterweight.
It will also show Broner’s 10-round unanimous decision over Daniel Ponce De Leon in March 2011 at Honda Center.
Broner, one really talented fighter, is 26-0 with 22 knockouts. He has won major titles in two weight classes and is jumping up two weight classes from lightweight. Malignaggi is 32-4 with just seven knockouts and is a former junior welterweight champion.
One thing about Malignaggi, he doesn’t have much of a punch, but he has big-time heart, and that can make any fight interesting.
Look for Broner to take Malignaggi’s belt.