Shawn Porter vs. Paulie Malignaggi: Preview and Prediction for Title Fight

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Shawn Porter vs. Paulie Malignaggi: Preview and Prediction for Title Fight
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On Saturday night in the nation's capital, freshly minted IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter makes his first defense against former belt-holder Paulie Malignaggi.

Porter rose from relative obscurity last year to capture his title from Devon Alexander in December at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Malignaggi bested Zab Judah on the same card.

Porter is one of the young lions in the always-packed welterweight division. Malignaggi has been a fixture in the sport for years.

It will be youth and power versus experience and guile in this one.

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