Adrien Broner: Malignaggi's not hard to hit, will get on his bike

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Adrien Broner believes that once he hits Paulie Malignaggi, the defend WBA welterweight titlist will look to avoid further conflict when they meet on June 22.

Adrien Broner and Paulie Malignaggi have already taken their trash talk beyond the line of good taste, but how about a little something about what might happen in the ring and all that? That would be great!

Broner, who will challenge Malignaggi for his WBA welterweight title on June 22 in Brooklyn, live on Showtime, says he expects Malignaggi to get on his bike as soon as he gets hit:

"When has he ever stood toe to toe with anybody? And you think he's going to stand toe to toe with Adrien 'The Problem' Broner? Yeah, right. Listen, once he gets hit he's going to go to what he knows: Bicycle. Huffy. BMX games. He's not hard to hit. Everybody knows that. He's not hard to hit," said Broner.

Though Broner (26-0, 22 KO) has been a hard hitter at 130 and 135, don't expect him to actually be this brazen against Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KO). Most likely, Broner will feel Paulie out early before deciding his true plan of attack. He did the same with Gavin Rees in February, and with Antonio DeMarco last year, and in other fights. Broner might be goofy, but he's not dumb in the ring.

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