Paulie Malignaggi: Adrien Broner’s knockout power is overrated

Paulie MalignaggiAdrien Broner is one of the best knockout artists in boxing, but that is not a concern for Paulie Malignaggi. At least, that’s what the Brooklyn native is saying leading up to their welterweight fight on Saturday.

Broner and Malignaggi will meet at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday with Malignaggi’s WBA welterweight champion belt on the line. Broner is 26-0 with 22 knockouts. Malignaggi is 32-4 with only seven knockouts. Malignaggi has won five fights in a row after losing three in a span of five fights, including defeats to Ricky Hatton, Juan Diaz, and Amir Khan. Just a glance at the numbers suggest that Paulie would struggle against a guy with so much knockout power, but he says that is not a concern.

“We’ll show him just how we live and show him just how weak he is. His power is overrated,” Malignaggi told reporters on Tuesday.

Paulie then said Broner’s impressive record was a reflection of poor competition.

“I could have knocked out 20 garbage men or laundromat workers too, but I chose to fight real opponents in my career.”

Broner has only gone the distance once in the last three years, and that came in a unanimous decision victory over Daniel Ponce de Leon two years ago. Malignaggi indicates he plans to continue a pattern he has established throughout his career and take Broner the distance.

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Adrien Broner peels layer of skin off his face (Video)

Adrien Broner faceThis dude Adrien Broner is a real trip. Broner (26-0, 22 KOs) has an upcoming fight with Paulie Malignaggi on June 22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The two have picked up their media blitz this week in order to promote the big fight. But when it comes to Broner, he will find multiple ways to entertain the masses.

From the same people who brought you the video of Broner paying a woman $200 to cut in line at the DMV comes this video of Broner peeling a layer of skin off his face. It’s clearly a funky substance and not skin, but Broner plays the role so well he makes the video funny. Just his expressions and acting crack me up.

I haven’t decided yet whether Broner will be able to get a knockout, but I do think he’ll win even if he is stepping up in weight to face Malignaggi.

Adrien Broner shows off his diamond grill

Adrien Broner diamond grill

Adrien Broner has been cultivating a reputation as the next Floyd Mayweather Jr. Based on his appearances and behavior, he’s well on his way to carrying the “Money” torch.

Broner showed up to the Lamont Peterson-Lucas Matthysse fight card in Atlantic City on Saturday iced out with a diamond grill and some diamond stud earrings. Showtime was showing him in the audience to promote his upcoming bout with Paulie Malignaggi on June 22.

Anyone who wears that kind of a grill has to be a big deal, right? I guess that’s the logic behind the look. Dude looks like a member of the Big Tymers.

In previous episodes of Adrien Broner screaming for attention, we shared him faking a marriage proposal after a win, and a video of him offering $200 to cut ahead in line at the DMV. He’s a character.

Here’s another look at the grill below:

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Adrien Broner pays woman $200 to move ahead in line at DMV (Video)

Adrien Broner DMVAdrien Broner is a flamboyant boxer who seems keen on trying to build himself in the image of Floyd Mayweather Jr. He made his LBS debut last year when we wrote about him faking a marriage proposal in the ring after winning a fight. He has won two more fights since then and remains undefeated at 26-0. He also has continued his antics.

Black Sports Online has been all over the Broner beat, sharing stories about him literally flushing money down the toilet and making it rain at a strip club. Broner’s latest escapade included a trip to the DMV where he tried bribing people to switch spots spots with him in line by offering money auction style.

There is some profanity and the video is kind of long, but Broner finds a lucky taker for the price of $200 at the end of the video:

Broner is moving up in weight to face Paulie Malignaggi in June. He’s trying to grab all the publicity he can in the meantime. With funny things like this, he’s succeeding.

Boxer Adrien Broner fakes marriage proposal, asks girlfriend to brush his hair (Video)

Adrien Broner improved to 24-0 with a 5th-round TKO of Vicente Escobedo on Saturday night in Cincinnati, but it’s more than his win that has people talking.

The Cincinnati native toyed with the crowd, TV audience, media, and possibly his loved ones with a postfight prank. Broner interrupted his interview with HBO’s Max Kellerman to get down on one knee and fake like he were proposing to his girlfriend. Instead, Broner asked his prized lady, Arie Nicole, to brush his hair. She may have been in on the joke because she didn’t seem to freak out after being asked to brush his hair. She also sent the following tweet after the fight:

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