By James McKnight @JamesMcKnight83
"Are you talking to me?...I said, are you talking to meeee?....Get the F##k outta here!" This has been the type of response from the 'Magic Man' whenever 'The Problem' opens his mouth and says his name.
Paulie 'Magic Man' Malignaggi and Adrien 'The Problem' Broner have trash-talked a fair bit ahead of their WBA World welterweight title bout showdown. As we all know though, you don't win fights with your mouth you win them with your fists!
The pair go head-to-head at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York on June 22.
Malignaggi (32-4-0, 7 KO's), who has mixed it with the likes of Miguel Cotto, Ricky Hatton and Amir Khan in the past, clearly hasn't taken a liking to Broner!
"Adrien is nothing more than a Floyd Mayweather wannabe. He doesn't just fight like him. He talks like him. He breathes like him. He needs to get his own character." Said the 'Magic Man'
"He doesn't have his own personality. It's a big insecurity." He added.
"I'm smooth, I'm fresh, I'm fly" Broner (26-0-0, 22 KO's), who has been labelled as 'The heir to the throne' and 'The second coming of Floyd Mayweather Jr' by many experts and fans of boxing, has demolished those who have been put in front of him. But, there are two bouts that many feel Broner lost but was awarded the 'W' - a majority points decision over Fernando Quintero in 2009 and a unanimous points decision over Daniel Ponce De Leon in 2009.
'The Problem' has indeed shown some respect towards the 'Magic Man', but in his own "unique" way.
"I take this serious but he’s a clown. He’s going to come in with a lot of colors, with big feet and colored hair and I’m going to punch his nose red!" Said Broner.
The 23-year-old may act and have a fairly similar style to Floyd Jr, but he's not quite Floyd Jr.
Broner, who was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, is confident of claiming the WBA World title from Malignaggi. If he wins then he would claim a third World title (even though many disregard this title as meaningful), in a third weight class.
Malignaggi, 32, is attempting to defend the WBA World 147lb title for a second time, which he claimed in 2012 from Ukraine's, Vyacheslav Senchenko. The 'Magic Man' is the underdog in this bout in his hometown, but is confident of solving 'The Problem'.
Me thinks Broner beats Malignaggi as the 'Magic Man' simply doesn't have enough pop to keep Broner honest. Broner will counter Malignaggi all night long and has the power to really trouble him.
Malignaggi's cruising for a bruising so he better conjure up a magic potion in order to beat Broner!