Adrien Broner defeated hometown hero Paulie Malignaggi in New York City in a 12-round split decision and take his welterweight title… and also… his girl?
Above, Broner entered the ring with French Montana escorting him and performing “Ain’t Worried About Nothin”. Later, during the post fight interview, he had a lot to say… including bragging that he’s dating Malignaggi’s ex-girl (SMH).
One ringside judge had Malignaggi winning 115-113 while Broner was favored 115-113 by a second judge and 117-111 by a third. The Associated Press had Broner winning 117-111.
“He’s a world class fighter,” Broner said. “To come to somebody’s hometown and beat them on a split decision, that’s saying something.”
Malignaggi did plenty of trash talking before the fight himself, and taunted Broner several times during the fight. But while he landed a lot of punches, none of them seemed to have much effect on Broner, who kept pressing the attack throughout the bout.
“He couldn’t hit me. He couldn’t hit me,” Broner said. “He was shadowboxing.”
Broner improved to 27-0 with 22 knockouts while Malignaggi fell to 32-5.