Zab Judah vs Paulie Malignaggi
Paulie Malignaggi says there's been no trouble getting motivated without one, but he's aiming to get back to a world title fight by beating Zab Judah.
Zab Judah stepped up the head games ahead of Saturday night's "Battle of Brooklyn" against Paulie Malignaggi, questioning Malignaggi's Brooklyn authenticity.
Rising prospects and former Olympians Sadam Ali and Marcus Browne will be part of the Judah-Malignaggi undercard on Saturday night in Brooklyn, and both are hoping to make the Barclays Center a long-term home.
It might be unlikely, but Austin Trout has big plans that eventually could include a shot at pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather. Trout's first challenge to get there comes Saturday, when he faces Erislandy Lara on Showtime.