Malignaggi, Broner engage in hostile talk in advance of Barclays bout
Talk isn’t so cheap after all.
Not when you’re trying to promote a title bout at Downtown Brooklyn’s Barclays Center this Saturday night between two of the sport’s most notorious and celebrated trash talkers.
Reigning WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi knows the game all too well, and so does his opponent for the headline event at this weekend’s SHOWTIME-televised boxing card on the corners of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues.
“You’ll probably see another knockout,” boasted undefeated WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0) prior to his workout Tuesday afternoon at DUMBO’s historic Gleason’s Gym. “[Malignaggi’s] bringing pillows to a fight that I’m throwing bricks, so you should see a lot of blood, a lot of bruising before the referee stops the fight.