Paul Malignaggi vs. Adrien Broner

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2013-06-22 : Paul Malignaggi 146½ lbs lost to Adrien Broner 146¾ lbs by SD in round 12 of 12


  • Paul Malignaggi 32-4 (7 KOs) vs. Adrien Broner 26-0 (22 KOs)
  • Malignaggi, a 7.5-to-1 betting underdog, entered as the #4 welterweight contender in the world according to The Ring Magazine. Broner was ranked as the #1 lightweight contender and the #6 pound-for-pound boxer in the world. [1] [2]
  • It was the first fight for Broner at the 147-pound limit.
  • Broner was escorted to the ring by rapper French Montana, who repeatedly said through a microphone "Nigga, I ain't worried 'bout nothin'".
  • Among those in attendance were Wladimir Klitschko, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Oscar De La Hoya, and Bernard Hopkins.


  • "Paulie fought exactly like I thought he would fight. I took his title and I took his girl." - Adrien Broner, in the post-fight interview.
  • "Tom Schreck is a New York judge that is in Al Haymon's pocket. 117-111 is a disgrace. I'm not saying it was fixed but the politically more-connected fighter always gets the close decision." - Paulie Malignaggi, in the post-fight interview.

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