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Broner Defeats Malignaggi to Become WBA Welterweight Champ

Broner Defeats Malignaggi to Become WBA Welterweight Champ

Ringside with Pattee Mak | June 22, 2013

MAK_8118 (2)There was a whole lot of trash talking leading up to this bout between welterweights Paulie Malignaggi the hometown favorite from Brooklyn, NY who went up against Cincinnati’s Adrien Broner.  Both fighters had supporting fans supporting their efforts in the ring.  Broner came in, did what he needed to do and won by split decision against Malignaggi.  After 12 rounds the judges scored it 115-113 for Broner, 115-113 for Malignaggi and 117-111 for Broner.

Malignaggi was very busy during the rounds but couldn’t touch Broner, as Broner’s defense was impeccable. Broner patiently waited for the shots and landed them with more precession.  I wonder if Broner even put up a sweat?

Jim Gray of Showtime interviewed Broner in the ring after the fight and asked Broner “Any regrets on anything that went on in the prefight news conferences?”

“Negative,” responded Broner. “I’m good. I beat Paulie, I left with his belt and his girl.”.

Broner increased his record to 27-0-0 and Malignaggi decreased his record to  32-5-7.

CO-MAIN EVENT:

Heavyweights Johnathon Banks of Detroit, Michigan vs. Seth Mitchell of Brandywine, Maryland.  This fight was a rematch. During the weigh in, Banks weighed in at 216 ½ and Mitchell at 243 ¾.  Banks captured the NABO and WBC International Heavyweight title after 12 rounds by UD.

The fight was slow to action, with each opponent being hesitant to throw punches. At times the crowd expressed their concerns with negative chants.  During round 2 Mitchell scored the knock down and brought Banks to the canvas. The judges scored the fight 115-112, 117-109 and 114-112 all in favor of Mitchell.

Mitchell increased his record to 26-1-1 and Banks decreased his record to 29-2-1.

OTHER BOUTS:

Sakio Bika vs. Marco A. Periban.  Winner Bika by MD. The judges scored it 114-114, 116-112 and 115-113.

Rau’shee Warren vs. Jovany Fuentes. Winner Warren by TKO in round 2, 1:04.  Fuentes’ corner requested the stoppage.

Julian Williams vs. Joachim Alcine. Winner Williams by UD, All 3 judges scored it 77-72.

Marcus Browne vs. Ricardo Campillo. Browne winner by TKO, 1 minute into round 2.  Campillo’s corner requested the halt to the bout.

Juan Dominguez vs. Bradley Patraw. Dominguez winner by TKO, round 1, 1:36. The referee called a halt to the bout.

Frank Galarza vs. Romon Barber.  Galarza winner by TKO, round 4, 1:54.

Robert Easter vs. Antoine Knight.  Easter winner by TKO, round 3.

Jamel Herring vs. Calvin Smith.  Winner Herring by UD. Judges scored it 40-36, 40-36 and 40-35.

 

The event was held at the Barclays Center and was promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and R & R Promotions, supported by Golden Boy Promotions’ sponsors Corona and AT&T and was televised live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING.   The crowd in attendance was 11,461.

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