After losing his welterweight title against Adrien Broner by split decision in June, Paulie Malignaggi returns to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Saturday for another difficult battle.
Malignaggi (32-5, 7 KOs) will be fighting in his backyard against an old acquaintance from the same borough: Zab Judah.
Judah (42-8, 29 KOs), who enters the bout coming off of a loss to Danny Garcia in April, is a tough test for Malignaggi. A win could be the door to a new title opportunity while a loss could mark the end of his career.
Here are five keys for Malignaggi to achieve victory: