This Saturday night Brooklyn plays host to a real local pride match between 2 of the 5 top best best fighters in the weight class. Both fighters have come away from their last fights being hard losses for Judah to Danny Garcia. Mallignaggi lost a tough fight against the mouthy young Adrien Broner who beat Paulie in an at times, brutal 12 rounds by a majority decision.
Zab Judah brings to the table a big punch threat, and will be hungry for a good win, but Mallignaggi is on a roll after some extraordinary 5 out of 7 fight wins. Most noticeably, with Mallignaggi soundly beating Senchenko in his own back yard in the Ukraine.
I know that Judah is the overall favourite for this fight, but I really fancy an ‘upset’ with Paulie Mallinaggi winning on a points win, as long as Judah doesn’t connect too early.
Whatever happens in Brooklyn, all fans of the sweet science around the world are in for a real treat.
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