Adrien Broner earned $1.5 million for his split decision over Paulie Malignaggi on Saturday night. Malignaggi pocketed $1.125 million. Broner has 15 days to decide if he will keep the WBC lightweight title or WBA welterweight title.
Broner stated that his next bout could be at 135, 140 or 147 and he will let the fans pick his next opponent (Floyd Mayweather excluded).
Normally after a fight there is mutual respect between fighters no matter how nasty the pre-fight buildup was. However, in this case the harsh words between Broner and Malignaggi continued in the ring after the fight. After Broner’s taunt about taking Paulie’s belt and his girl, a very upset Malignaggi got in Broner’s face and shouted “Don’t brag about taking my sidepiece! Don’t brag about taking my sidepiece! That’s my sidepiece!!” They had to be separated. There were further digs from each fighter during their portions of the post fight press conference.
Meanwhile, Jessica posted on her Facebook page “I am so proud of Adrien he works so hard and he is just the best out there…. #NewKingOfNY”