Malignaggi signs to fight Broner

Paul Malignaggi has signed to fight Adrien Broner on June 22 at Barclays Center, the WBA welterweight champion told NYFightblog today.

Broner is making the leap from 135 pounds to 147 and Malignaggi tells us he will be too strong for the young Cincinnati-based hitter who holds the WBC lightweight title and calls himself "Mr. HBO."

The scrap, promoted by Golden Boy, will air on Showtime, as HBO announced a couple weeks ago they will not buy fights from Golden Boy any longer.