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I don't expect to ever see either Paulie Malignaggi or Zab Judah once again emerge as a true factor at the top of the welterweight division. But this should be a very compelling and competitive fight. Both of these guys have world-class skills and plenty left in the tank.
Moreover, there is a tremendous amount of pride at stake in this battle. A win here would mean a lot on a personal level for both men.
I expect Malignaggi to win rounds with movement and counterpunching, but as long as Judah has the conditioning to keep up an active pace, I think he will be able to land the heavier shots as the fight progresses, which should give him an edge in the championship rounds.
I was impressed by the way Judah finished the night against Danny Garcia last April, which has often been a weak point for him. If he can sustain an active pace all fight long against Malignaggi on Saturday, he should be able to edge him.
I'm picking Judah by a very close decision, 115-113.