Broner’s jaw will eventually get broken then he’ll be in trouble. It’s an amateurish flaw his trainers didn’t correct him on during the first years he boxed. Why not? Because some amateur trainers don’t know a GD thing about boxing.Posted December 13, 2013 5:46 pm
B Red, I’m sure Broner has been told about the problem of leaving his mouth open during exchanges. Heck all has to do is ask Ortiz about that. It’s probably something he has no control over. Kind of like Michael Jordan, sticking his tongue out while dunking over traffic.Posted December 13, 2013 1:02 am
Maidana will have to fight Broner’s referee and judges, at least two of the judges will be for Broner. The boxing commission?
This is a fake fight that was made to make Broner look good. I wonder if Maidana will make a lot more money if he loses? Would not surprise me at all. Boxing is crooked, too many bad decision over the years……….Posted December 13, 2013 1:02 am
Maidana has a punchers chance, but his chances at getting beat to the punch all night are much better.Posted December 13, 2013 12:57 am
I alway say the better boxer will win but borner who I think is suppose to win, make a lot of mistakes, for one he stand in front and make you miss, but he no Floyd hem know how to hold or wear down a swinging figther, what is plan b if he getting hit? Paulie adapted to his style and I feel out pointed broner. But on the other hand Maidanda is a predictable one style fighter than has no surprises. So I will. Go back to broner for now till he fight paulie and get upset. Broner….winsPosted December 13, 2013 12:43 am
LOL, regarding the Maidana/Alexander fight, Even Harold Lederman said he was “disappointed” at the way Alexander was fighting. Lederman said, “Devon Alexander lands a shot and he grabs. That’s not right…over and over again. Now, if you’re the referee ya gotta say, ‘ya gotta stop holding…four or five times you take a point…”
Not to mention the fact that Steve Smoger was the ref for that fight and he’s one of the most biased refs around. The guy always has a favorite in a fight and he refs accordingly.
Maidana got ripped off. Alexander got a gift in that fight.Posted December 12, 2013 11:40 pm
Broner is gonna get knocked out by Maidana.Posted December 12, 2013 11:22 pm
Tomato Can, That wide open thing that Broner does, is the worst bad habit ive seen, with an elite fighter. I very surprised that his team hasnt brought it to his attention.Posted December 12, 2013 10:51 pm
B red, yup, if Maidana lands on that wide open jaw, Broner’s gonna be eating food though a straw…Posted December 12, 2013 10:41 pm
Who the hell has Broner beaten in convincing manner who was actually a threat?Posted December 12, 2013 7:48 pm
If Broner pulls this off in a dramatic fashion he will soon be the New King.
I look forward to a great fight.Posted December 12, 2013 6:30 pm
Wow! I’m amazed that some of you think Maidana will be any kind of challenge for Adrien Broner. This fight won’t be close. A boxing exhibition is what Broner is going to put on. I always say, always look at things rationally not emotionally because you become blinded by your emotions. Broner is the better boxer, has faster hands, more athletic, agile, younger, better chin, defense and Maidana has the perfect style for Broner to shine. trust me on this. Broner beats him up or 12 rounds and wins a UD or more than likely, he stops him. I’m leaning towards the latter. Maidana has no chance.Posted December 12, 2013 4:38 pm
Hidalgo, being outta shape and proper fighting weight are two different things I’m not sure what he weighed against Paulie but he was the smaller man in the ring to my eye…I could be wrong but he looks more like a 140 pounder to me..Posted December 12, 2013 4:13 pm
Get real, LOL. That fight was an Alexander clinchfest and all that clinching never should have been allowed. In the second round alone Alexander clinched Maidana 12 times. He clinched him over 100 hundred times for the whole fight.
That’s called fighting out of fear. Really pathetic performance by Alexander. It’s not professional hugging. It’s professional boxing. Broner won’t be clinching like that.Posted December 12, 2013 3:20 pm
GIVE EM A BREAK.. MAIDANA IS NOTHING MORE THAN A FLAT FOOTED BANGER, THIDS FIGHT IS A JOKE TOO… LOOK AT WHAT DEVON DID TO MAIDANA, SAME THING BRONER WILL DO..Posted December 12, 2013 3:02 pm
Thicker and bigger.Posted December 12, 2013 2:49 pm
Broner looked physically thicker bigger than Floyd at the press conferences.Posted December 12, 2013 2:49 pm
SRedmond, Broner was looking pretty pudgy when he was travelling around with Mayweather’s entourage prior to his fight with Canelo. I think Broner should be fighting at welterweight more than in any other division. Still, I didn’t catch his fight night weight when he fought Malignaggi. Do you happen to know what it was?Posted December 12, 2013 2:46 pm
“Lets see what Maidana do with the shoulder roll of Boner. ”
Maidana will connect and he hits with enough power to wilt Broner’s shoulder-roll defense through attrition. Broner will need to support his defense with abundant offense because Marcos will be swinging for 12 full rounds. Maidana would also do well to work Broner’s body, because if Paulie slowed him down with body punches, Maidana certainly will.
The biggest problem for Maidana will be Broner’s speed. I favor Broner to win this fight by UD and very possibly by stoppage, but I’d give anything to see Maidana really hurt him and knock him down a time or two.
Of course, if Maidana got the win with a stoppage, I’d pay big money for an autographed piece of Broner’s deflated sails.Posted December 12, 2013 2:43 pm
The Late John Bonham
Lets see what Maidana do with the shoulder roll of Boner. See if he bombs his way in and see if he can get in. He has the power to hurt Boner and put him away if Maidana can get inside that Floyd copy defense. I am tuning this fight in, it should be a good one.Posted December 12, 2013 12:58 pm
PSY, I personally don’t see Broner as a true WW, I could be wrong but he is simply small for the weight class… Guys are hitting the ring in the 160′s in that division and he looked diminutive against Paulie… At 140, I don’t see too many guys who can trouble him with the speed/power combo he has but the proof of the pudding is in the eating… Maidana can start him on the road to Glory or Ruin and all it takes is one stiff shot from the Argentine…Posted December 12, 2013 11:13 am
Bustajay, I am NOT sleeping on Maidana in the slightest the guy has World Class power and he has been able to present issues for almost EVERY guy he faced… The man is NOBODYS easy night and he does get that right hand over the top deceptively quick… He has been in the ring with better boxers than Broner has and if Adrian gets cute, or starts taking his eyes off the ball in the clinch Maidana has no issue with a rabbit punch or shot after the break… That said if Broner can break him down and beat him up it will move Broner beyond the status of Very good young fighter in my book and start me asking “just how much upside does he have” Maidana cannot be sold as unbeatable but even his BEST opposition needed the full arsenal to get a win and many paid a stiff price for the “W” (Amir Khan)Posted December 12, 2013 11:10 am
Broner will flatten Maidana, who has absorbed some serious punishment from noted punchers such as Ortiz and Khan. Maidana doesn’t have the speed, style or footwork to trouble Broner. If Broner faces serious opposition above 140lbs he loses though.Posted December 12, 2013 11:07 am
C Morgan – Maidana put Amir Khan on noodle legsPosted December 12, 2013 9:57 am
Broner approximates Mayweather in some regards, ie his stance and counters from that position but at this stage he’s more offensive and he never had legs as good as Floyd’s…
Maidana being put down means what? Marquez has been but down constantly I remember when Trinidad hit the deck every other fight.. Fact is these boxers remain dangerous, will unbroken which can be frustrating to an opponent used to guys either staying down or ceasing to attack…Anyone not seeing this as a damn good test of Broner is simply whining and looking for the perfect fighter to negate his skills…
Maidana will always be thought of as the guy who failed to finish Khan when it was Khan that could not finish Maidana.
Maidana can be knocked down b guess what people? He gets his ass up and moves forward to fight more and more as the fight goes deeper. Can Broner do the same? What if Maidana lands a solid that puts Broner flat? Would he have the strength to get up and regroup?
I am not saying Maidana will win but AB is in for a tough night.
Run and tell that HOMEBOYZPosted December 12, 2013 9:37 am
Can’t wait for dbags to choke on crow!Posted December 12, 2013 9:03 am
Tbones obviously not a real fight fan if you think Bradley beat manny so your irrelevant, and Marquez caught manny but it was the first fight in 4 he was dropped, and as for rios he is better than guerro who floydy fought and you boron said before rios fight manny would have been k od! IdiotPosted December 12, 2013 7:48 am
“My focus is May 3rd. I don’t know who my opponent will be,” Mayweather said. “If it’s Pacquiao, it’s Pacquiao. If it’s Amir Khan, it’s Amir Khan. For 17 years they’ve been putting guys in front of me, and I’ve been beating them. Come May they’ll put a guy in front of me, I’ll go to training camp, work hard, and the results will be the same.”
That’s the first time Mayweather has acknowledged Pacquiao as a potential opponent in quite some time.Posted December 12, 2013 5:18 am
I actually want to see Manny fight Thurman that boy looks good…Posted December 12, 2013 5:05 am
Hec do you honestly believe the BS you quote. Rios was and always has been garbage so its easy to look good against him. The jury is still out on Manny he seriously needs to K.O. Marquez or Bradley. And since when voiding being hit is called fear Floyd has far elite skills he has never touched the canvas? Since when is defense and fear is the same thing? Manny been dropped K.O.ed 3 times that says it all. Your boy will never see a real fighter thanks to Top ranks Arum. Garcia Floyd and Broner all all belt holders. Your boy cannot even get past a washed up Marquez and you compare him to Floyd? You delusional Tim Bradley who cant punch Manny couldnt even beat. Dude he lost his last 3 fights its easy to look good against Rios. Malinaggi is another good welter and you talk about Mayweather vs, Manny when the reality is your boy is done. He is broke and is Arums puppet. Floyd is not scared dude Manny is just not a interest anymore look at the history before you post He turned down 30 mil from Golden boy to fight Floyd before his last fight with Marquez and then when on to get Flattened. Now no one cares about him but you pactards. Michael Moorer trained with Roach and he is the one who knew exactly what manny was one thats how the whole P.E.D issue came up and Your boy refused to be tested time and time again. The BS about he is afraid of neddles but yet he has tattos since then hella fighters have been getting caught on the juice. Again Floyd is on the top and your boy is on the bottom he hasnt proven that he is back and worthy of a shot. PPvs sales dictate who Floyd fights because its about the money. And Floyd refuses to let Arum get rich off his name. Rios bout had less that 550,00 views that says it all. Actually Broner just came into the sport and he is bigger than Manny. His fight agaisnt Miadana will probably sell out. Manny has a long way to go. Boxing is a crule sport and the public is not stupid they know who is handpicked and who is not. Arum cannot pull the wool over the eyes of the people. Floys ia the biggest name in the sport period. His about with Alverez sold out the same week. When was the last time Mannys fight sold out?Posted December 12, 2013 4:56 am
Morons saying that Maidana has a good chin, well he was KD 3 times by another Zab Judah in Ortiz. You chaps suffer from amnesia. This guy will get beat down by Broner. Perfect style for Broner. Please keep underestimating Adrien’s power. This kid will humiliate Marcos. Blame Khan’s struggle with Maidana on Roach. He lands a perfect liver shot in the 2 round on Maidana then he abandons the midsection onslaught. Who would you blame for that? Boxing 101. Iron Mike RJJ made noises when he punched how many people saw his punches coming? I know Broner aint no superman.Posted December 12, 2013 3:33 am
Maidana will put an end to this “problem”!Posted December 12, 2013 12:47 am
Paulie beat Broker, Maidana will knocking out.Posted December 12, 2013 12:34 am
Manny Pacquiao IMHO put on quite a boxing exhibition against Brandon Rios. He showed superior speed of hand and foot as well as ring generalship. For anyone to criticize his masterful performance is beyond comprehension for any true boxing fan. Manny Hit and made Rios miss as most of the Floyd Mayweather (Floyd does it out of fear mostly) fans seem to brag about. They then cannot criticize Manny for fighting in the same manner, but much more dominating and graceful. He didn’t sprint 10 feet away in a second, no he made it look effortless, similar to Guillermo Rigondeaux. Manny was always in control. Manny basically showed Rios what punches he was going to throw over and over for 12 rounds, and Rios still couldn’t do anything about it. Rios trainer, Robert Garcia gave up even trying to give his brave opponent any advice because he himself knew that it was hopeless. Manny’s dominating performance had Garcia in awe. He said many times over in post fight comments that Manny Pacquiao was great and hadn’t lost a step. This was the familiar theme from knowledgeable boxing greats, Roy Jones, Sugar Ray Leonard, Shane Mosely, and of course the great Mike Tyson that praised Manny Pacquiao the most. These guys are legends, and if they were making these comments, ALL fans of this great sport should agree with them. They are more knowledgeable than fans because they lived the life of a fighter and were successful. They were champions and know boxing. I think we can agree, and say Manny Pacquiao was great on that memorable and historic night. Manny is the best.Posted December 11, 2013 11:47 pm
….and hector; keith thurman would put broner in a coma.Posted December 11, 2013 11:39 pm
Hectordoggy….how do you prefer the cookie cutter rather than the original. makes no sense. broner ain’t in floyd’s league.Posted December 11, 2013 11:36 pm
Good points C. Morgan. Broner could finish him, Broner is a good finisher. But you also have to figure in that Broner was fighting 130-135lbers whom he had a good size advantage over. Madaina has shown Ko power at this weight class. He knocked out lopez even faster than Canelo did at 154. The other difference that i have seen is that Madaina has a real trainer now in Robert Garcia and he is improving his fundamentals. I think broner is open to bodyshots because he keeps his hands high when in close. I would like to see Madaina rip bodyshots in this fight. He is more of a head hunter though…The other variable is how Broner will do when he needs to fall back on his good footwork. He prefers to walk guys down. But if he is in with a bigger stronger Banger, he may adapt and become a stick and move fighter like Mayweather used to be in the mid and early 2000′s.Posted December 11, 2013 11:34 pm
Sure Maidana can slug but he failed to stop Amir Khan so how hard does he REALLY hit? What worries me in this fight is the fact that both Khan and Josesito Lopez had Maidana all but ready to go not to mention Victor Ortiz way back in 09.
Maidana is a sucker for quick hard explosive punchers with skills,Posted December 11, 2013 10:49 pm
I look forward to this fight. I favor Broner. But i won’t make a bold prediction because both fighters have past fights you can analyze where they showed some bad weaknesses. For Broner, the Ponce De Leon fight, he really looked bad. Looked afraid and was generally in his little high guard shell being tee’d off on all night. For Madaina look no further than the Devon Alexander fight for an overall lousy performance where he looks beatable. Both guys have looked much better since so you can’t go off of their worst or best performances. I do not think it will be a blowout either way. I think it’s the type of fight where you learn more about each fighter. It’s a truth fight.Posted December 11, 2013 10:44 pm
If Feather fisted Paul Malinagi can back up Broner what do you think is going to happen when Maidana lands a few bombs on Broner?Posted December 11, 2013 10:31 pm
Tumbo – good fight this weekend Leo Santa Cruz vs Cesar Seda.. personally I think Leo Santa Cruz is a bit too big and strong for Seda but Seda has shown to be a very good boxer..Posted December 11, 2013 10:27 pm
Any of you guys having issues with ESB using Internet Explorer? Looks like someone hosed the site again.. works ok in Firefox but IE is hosed..Posted December 11, 2013 10:24 pm
Tumbo – I’m in shock, that was a great comment about Hector Macho Camacho.. You’ve said in the past you admired Camacho. LOL, too bad the guy just never left the Partying of the 80′s.. I knew him personally and he was a crazy guy, nice guy but just crazy.. the Puerto Rican Johny Tapia.. too bad some fkn Rican killled him in Puerto Rico.. Survives the Crazy streets of NYC to get killed on the Island.. I can’t believe no one was arrested for his murder. What can you do.Posted December 11, 2013 10:23 pm
Broner is the product of hype. Quite talented, but more hype than substance.
For starters he’s had a big size advantage over 90 percent of his opponents so far.
But even with that size advantage he still managed to lose to Fernando Quintero and the much smaller Daniel De Ponce Leon.
He beat Antonio DeMarco. Good win.
And then when he moved up to fight against men his own size he lost to a WAY, WAY past prime Malignaggi. A Malignaggi who’d just lost to Pablo Cano in everyone but the judges eyes. Don’t forget Malignaggi and Maidana are natural junior welterweights either.
A couple of decent wins and three loses against much smaller or way past prime opponents has bagged him a top five P4P ranking. It’s absolutely crazy when you think about it.Posted December 11, 2013 10:20 pm
Broner doesn’t have Mayweather’s natural gift of slipping punches while counter punching at the same time. Ali had that ability which makes him and Mayweather so hard to beat.Broner will slip a punch and then countr. Ali and Mayweather did it at the same time. THe fighters who can apply pressure and stay close and maul and mug have the a better chance of beating ALI and Mayweather type fighters. Malinagi did well against Broner because he is a exceptional boxer. You have a hard time beating Broner if you fight him in the center of the ring. Maidana will get pounded if he fights Broner on the outside.Posted December 11, 2013 9:58 pm
PEEJ, boxing is a sport and like any sport fans are entitled to root for their favorite fighters but as we know HecDog truly tests the limits of fan loyalty and his own credibility. if i weren’t convinced that it were authentic fanaticism, i would give him a tougher time but i can’t help but recognize his genuine Pacquiao*-worship. i’m convinced there is nothing tongue-in-cheek about it. he’s sincerely blinded by his devotion to St. Pacquiao*.Posted December 11, 2013 9:51 pm
Easy fight for Broner but there will be excitement because Maidana will be right there in front of B.Posted December 11, 2013 9:45 pm
KILLA, if you’re truly interested in great footwork, check out some YouTube clips of Hector “Macho” Camacho. arguably the best footwork in boxing history. consistently in range to land shots and out of range of opposing leads and counters. i’ve never seen any better. conversely, Pacquiao’s* footwork is random and spastic. it’s been effective v. handpicked opposition but NOT v. a 31 to 39-year-old Marquez between 126lbs and 147lbs and Marquez is not a great pursuer or particularly speedy puncher. only a smarter and greater fighter.Posted December 11, 2013 9:42 pm
Couldn’t agree more te tumboPosted December 11, 2013 9:40 pm
i mean anybody can be knock out and stopped all it takes is the right shot boxing is a unpredictable sport strange things have happen before in that square circle maidana can be hurt and knock down he just a hard guy to take out and finish that due to his recovery ablity and his conditions and heart yall act like broner cant hit he can punch if he dont knock maidana out then im sure marcos going to take a beating or his face going to be briused up i wont say this going to be a easy fight for broner cause maidana going to bring it he going to be in good shape he going to make broner work maybe even land a couple of shots on him but at the end of the day broner skills and talent will be the differences he going to frustrate maidana make him miss and make him pay broner aint going to quit like victor ortiz it dont matter how tough you are skills always wins most of the time and who got the most smarts in there we seePosted December 11, 2013 9:40 pm
Thanks POWERHANDS.Posted December 11, 2013 9:38 pm
Btw, Floyd consistently stood in the pocket to simply and severely outclass and outpunch the likes of Ortiz and Guerrero. one talented southpaw puncher and one gritty, experienced, and skilled boxer-puncher. i can only conclude that Manny’s* nuts are obscuring the view of certain fanboys.Posted December 11, 2013 9:38 pm
“fans are so used to seeing Manny come out as a ferocious beast that when he came out and showed his versatility by showing great footwork and showing his blazing speed of hand, some fans were thrown off instead of appreciating Manny’s excellent performance” (lol). i’ve gotta hand it to you HECDOG. you are consistently and shamelessly worshipful of Manny*. even after describing “Floydie’s” superior footwork, handspeed, and versatility as “boring” and “cowardly” you turn around and describe Manny’s* bootleg version of the same as an “excellent performance”. just like the 180 you did regarding random testing. before Manny* didn’t have to agree to any tests not mandated by the commissions. now, Marquez must not only be rigorously tested but investigated to determine how the f’k he planted Manny* face-first into the ring-canvas for a sustained nap (lol). ultimately (and ironically), Manny* may teach you to appreciate excellent footwork, handspeed, and versatility in all fighters NOT just St. Pacquiao* . . . peace.Posted December 11, 2013 9:36 pm
Pacman foot work is the best in boxing. Floyd is no comparison to Manny angle movement and punch ratio per round. Floyd picks his shots and is limited to his opponent aggression that us why he fights Mexican fighters.Posted December 11, 2013 9:35 pm
I agree KillaPosted December 11, 2013 9:32 pm
Also Floyd’s performance against Corrales and Gatti where way better than Pacs performance against Rios.Posted December 11, 2013 9:32 pm
Bronner has been fighting flat footer in his past fights there is no comparison to Floyd’s foot work.Maidana has a big chance to hurt Bronner if they trait shots. Bronner needs to box and he will win, but if he tries to please people he is DONE!!Maidana by KO if Bronner fights straight up..Posted December 11, 2013 9:31 pm
Floyd is a good inside fighter. Pac didn’t aw anybody. He did what he has always done against come forward slower brawlers. Only thing is he never really hurt Rios. Floyd will stand right in front if you, make you miss and make you pay. Pac can’t do that against boxers or counter punchersPosted December 11, 2013 9:30 pm
No, no, Broner is going to ruin Maidana. I really do think Maidana will saved by the referee or his corner. trust me, this is going to get ugly after 2 rounds. broner has way too many weapons even if people don’t like him. He trains like an animal, and this is his opportunity to elevate his status to back up his big mouth, and he’ going to do it. Watch and see.Posted December 11, 2013 9:26 pm
Te Tumbo my friend, lets remember that this was Manny’s first fight in a year. Bandon Rios is as tough as they come if you go toe to toe with him. Manny boxed and avoided getting hit much Like Floyd Mayweather, but boxing fans are so used to seeing Manny come out as a ferocious beast that when he came out and showed his versatility by showing great footwork and showing his blazing speed of hand, some fans were thrown off instead of appreciating Manny’s excellent performance. Fans in attendance were very appreciative. Manny did something Floyd could never do as we saw him try against Cotto. Manny will fight you inide and out. Floyd will never fight inside. Manny ha more confidence and versatility.Posted December 11, 2013 9:22 pm
Nice t tumboPosted December 11, 2013 9:21 pm
Maidana has been the “perfect” opponent all along. he was perfect for Ortiz but not even three KDs was enough to finish him and they were SoliD KDs. he was perfect for Khan but still recovered from a bodyshot KD(?!) to pummel Khan late and arguably win that bout. he should’ve been perfect for Soto-Karass but despite some very rough patches, he persevered, and turned the tide for the later-rounds TKO. unless ringwear finally catches up to Maidana, i submit that he’s not a “perfect” opponent for ANY presumably superior fighter including Broner. this could turn out to be an FOY if the same old Maidana shows up. IMO, Broner is in for a severe reality-check.Posted December 11, 2013 8:40 pm
I have a feeling broner with the chicking pecking and running will win by decision too. Hope Maidana knocks those fleas of off bobo though.Posted December 11, 2013 8:23 pm
HECDOG, Pacquiao’s* performance v. Rios was “cowardly”. he darted and potshotted his way to a “boring” UD win. no KOs. no KDs. either Rios is that good or Pacquiao* is simply that “boring” and “cowardly” . . . thoughts?Posted December 11, 2013 8:23 pm
Thurmal Underwear my friend, no one will give a Manny Pacquiao type of performance. That one was for the ages. broner will mop the floor with Maidana. He has the potential to be one of the best ever. Maidana offers nothing besides pressure, strength and a big fighting heart. Tough guys don’t beat boxers with skill, talent and youth. Broner will one day take over boxing. he’s that talented. He will beat Floyd, Bradley, Thurman and the rest of the 147 pound division EXCEPT Manny “Pac Man”Pacquiao. He’s a whole different story. Why do you think Floyd wants no part of him. Broner is talented, Maidana will lose by UD or a late round stoppage and make Broner look like a million dollars. Bet the house on it. He has no business fighting Broner. Let’s not bring Manny into this, he’s on a whole different level.Posted December 11, 2013 8:16 pm
Sounds like a couple of fans feel broner is that good to be the first to stop maidana. WOW! Clean up the 147lb. Division? I wish there was a way we could make friendly fight fan bets. If broner stops maidana, then he just might follow Floyds footsteps.Posted December 11, 2013 8:02 pm
real fighters don’t take anyone lightly, the winner of this fight will come well prepared and will definitely earn the victory. Broner a skilled hard puncher and Maidana a determined puncher with a good chinPosted December 11, 2013 8:00 pm
“I already took Broner by STRENUOUS decision and I’ll be puffing on MY Victory Cigar to celebrate another WINNING prediction after the bout.”
Hopefully you’ll gag on it like you did for PAC/Rios, Rigo/Agbeko, and Malignaggi/Judah. Your predictions for all of those fights were WRONG, Bragga$$wipe.Posted December 11, 2013 7:51 pm
I don’t see Maidana beating AB…not gonna happen. AB too fast, skilled,smart. I see AB cleaning up the 147, his only compitition will be the Puerto Rican Champ from Philly and khan, that’s if Khan can prevent getting hit with a good shot.Posted December 11, 2013 7:42 pm
He was able to catch Khan who despite his flaws is FAST, Broner definitely cannot get lulled to sleep by the idea Maidana cannot catch him..Posted December 11, 2013 7:41 pm
Nothing in the buildup suggests that Broner is taking Maidana lightly… He has seen the films and he knows Marcos can put him in Queer Street with clean shot…Posted December 11, 2013 7:40 pm
IMO, Malignaggi should’ve won on the scorecards but i also think that Broner won the Fight, which was ultimately reflected in the final scores. Btw, i was at the Maidana v. Lopez bout and i remember being startled by Maidana’s relatively quick punching speed. Broner should be careful not to count on the slow part of the typical “slow and plodding punching” equation. Maidana can powerpunch with startling rapidity. he scores punches at least as much as he catches them in every bout he’s been in.Posted December 11, 2013 7:39 pm
Broner is far more polished in that style than Berto who first tried that against Guerrero with disastrous results.. Broner knows how to fight and Maidana is affording him a chance to REALLY shine against a tough fighter… If he can avoid the big shot and do a paint job on Maidana it could be a real coming out party for Broner… On the flip side getting KOed would be some ugliness…!Posted December 11, 2013 7:37 pm
Broner will annihilate Maidana. Broner will look like the greatest boxer ever and his stock will rise. I’m not a fan of his, but there could not be a better style for broner to dissect. broner wins in stunning fashion, and by stoppage. Trust me on this one.
^you mean better than best performance ever last time when you said it was pac vs rios? man, you’re all over the place. swing from one nut sack to the next QUICK.Posted December 11, 2013 7:35 pm
ponce del leon gave broner some trouble cause he was arkward and threw punches from wired angles he wasn just coming straight toward broner he was using good head movement and some movement to that was making it hard for broner and paulie malinaggi use his footwork to make it kinda hard for broner to land alot of clean shots maidana aint going to fight like that marcos going to come straight forward with no movement that going to make it easy for broner to land his combinations and pick him apart maidana footwork aint good his defense aint good he got a good chin and he recover real well when he gets hurt or knocked down he always gets up and comes back if broner gets him hurt i think broner can finish him if broner takes his time and pick his shots he can get maidana out and i think he will to by the 8th or 9th roundPosted December 11, 2013 7:32 pm
I already took Broner by STRENUOUS decision and I’ll be puffing on MY Victory Cigar to celebrate another WINNING prediction after the bout.Posted December 11, 2013 7:32 pm
broner is nothing more than a Berto hype Job with a defense thatattempts to mimic the great FMJ.(though both of those guys have very poor knockoff/imitations Berto’s fakeness was exposed by a hard puncher and I think the same destiny is primed and in wait for Adrian BronerPosted December 11, 2013 7:13 pm
Broner would have to be the aggressor to win and attack the body each chance he gets. Hope he has learned to cut the ring off to throw combos. But with that Floyd style it’s hard to do so. Especially from the center of the ring with that more of a defensive style than offense. Maidana needs to stay on top of that with double jabs, step to his right followed by combinations. Jabs and head movement is key against a quick fighter. Forest proved that against Shane. I didn’t know that maidens was with Garcia. Uh oh. We will see how the weigh in goes. I love weigh ins. I have to lean towards broner because I feel he wants it more, and don’t let him fool you, he knows what he’s up against. Maidana just wants to shut him up. May the best man win.Posted December 11, 2013 6:53 pm
I hope the “biggest problem in boxing” is expecting an easy night’s work and we see him get KOd. Hate this guy so much. Maidana has to win by KO or AB will get a gift decision no matter what happens as judges are fixed everywhere as we know.Posted December 11, 2013 6:52 pm
I agree 100 percent with Hec Dog. No question Broner is a jerk. But that does not change the fact that Maidana is perfect for him. Broner will not have to chase this guy. Maidana is not going to go into survival mode like Paulie and just try and end the fight standing, he is going to keep coming forward and will eat huge shots that he does not see. Not just to the head, but the body too. I hope it’s competitive. I hope Maidana has learned some things, but just don’t see him matching the skill and precision of Broner. What will be even more upsetting if you get people jumping on the Broner P4P after he beats Maidana because it won’t mean a thing. It is just the perfect opponent for him.Posted December 11, 2013 6:44 pm
Paulie and Zab are the best examples of getting the best out of one’s boxing career based on their limited abilities. They both manage to get championship fights and occasionally win a fringe belt. Zab won a real belt before, but lost it to Baldimir. Both have gotten some love from the judges. Zab was in survival mode and got away with a victory against Matysse. Paulie was in survival mode with Broner and was given a victory on one of the judges scorecards. I would not be surprised if Paulie ends up getting a shot at Floyd the way this business it. I’m happy they both can still get good paychecks, but they are both C+ B- fighters.Posted December 11, 2013 6:37 pm
Broner will annihilate Maidana. Broner will look like the greatest boxer ever and his stock will rise. I’m not a fan of his, but there could not be a better style for broner to dissect. broner wins in stunning fashion, and by stoppage. Trust me on this one.Posted December 11, 2013 6:27 pm
If Paulie packed a punch he would’ve been so thing specialPosted December 11, 2013 6:19 pm
IRON MIKE, I agree that Maidan has clearly improved with Garcia, his jab and realization that the word “defense” exists are proof of this…He’s a strong, determined fighter and Broner will have to be all business in order to prevail and avoid taking too much punishment…Posted December 11, 2013 6:18 pm
two major flaws that Broner has and are easy to use against him,1 he makes a yelp every time he throws a punch, this makes it easy to defend against, makes it easy to counter the second big flaw is his EGO, he really wants to play it up to the crowd and is very easy to hit when he does, if little Rees had more power he could have inflicted more hurt on Broner, under Garcia Maidana has improved by leaps and bounds, i’m more then positive he will have Maidana more then primed for Broner, anyone who thinks this is an easy fight for Broner don’t know boxing.-peacePosted December 11, 2013 5:13 pm
One thing is for sure. Madiana will be walking Broner down.Posted December 11, 2013 4:32 pm
If fights flat footed and stands in front of maidana the same way he did w paulie he will get k.o.ed! Lucky for him paulie has no power. Maidana can pop! Broener better have better movement this fight!Posted December 11, 2013 4:14 pm
Two fun fights to watch. Don’t think the Broner fight will be very competitive. Maidana too easy to hit and Broner too hard to hit. Maidana is perfect for Broner. Does not make Broner great, just styles make fights.Posted December 11, 2013 3:21 pm
Amir Khan and other talented young fighters have thought that rugged fighters like Maidana were easy nights and got hammered for their troubles ask every Matthysee opponent absent Garcia… This is a winnable but losable bout for Broner because Maidana does not need 25 unanswered shots to end the night.. Ask Soto Karass who had never been stopped before Maidana or Lopez who was giving him the business before Maidana caught him right… This is a dangerous fighter and I respect GBP for putting a guy fresh to the weight that did not blowout one of the lightest punchers around 147 (PM) out…A serious Beatdown of Maidana is gonna having me sipping the Broner Koolaid just a bit more..Posted December 11, 2013 3:17 pm
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meanwhile, floyd not sure which white whip to pull out of which 5 car garage!!!!!! Bob, learn Manny to tie his shoes already! Pathetic, how’s he a congressman, dude can’t even balance his checkbook!Posted December 11, 2013 3:13 pm
Well if Malignaggi was his previous toughest fight of his life, then it kinda goes w/out saying. I’d love for Maidana to pull off the upset. Not going to happen. Let’s see him fight Keith Thurman though…Posted December 11, 2013 3:05 pm
Yep, he better use footwork and movementPosted December 11, 2013 3:00 pm
This fight is easy for Broner if he’s in shape and plays it smart. If he stands in there and decides not to move his legs or lets Maidana put him against the ropes he could be in for a rude awakening.Posted December 11, 2013 2:57 pm
This is an excellent match up and litmus test for Broner. It could be an easier fight for Broner than the Paulie fight, but it could also be a harder fight for Broner. Im not going to pick a winner. im gonna sit back relax, sip on something, smoke some chronic , and enjoy the fight, ya digPosted December 11, 2013 2:56 pm
“4 weight world champion at 23/24 cant say that’s not bad?”
There’s less to the Broner story than his titles. The guy doesn’t even stick around one division long enough to take on more than one or two opponents.
Maidana will be a very good test for him. But Paulie wants that rematch with Broner. He should get it. Their fight was very close but I had Paulie winning. Paulie will fight better in a second match with Broner.Posted December 11, 2013 2:53 pm
Broner was YOUNG when he faced Ponce De Leon who is a World Class opponent and heavy handed boxer and he has learned a lot since then… I am not personally convinced that Broner is really a 147 pounder he looked SMALL in the ring with Paulie who I never considered a Big WW by any stretch… This is the reality of facing World Class opponents you are NOT necessarily gonna be stopping them every time out…. Putting a serious beatdown on Maidana will certainly do a lot for the Broner brand… We know that Adrian likes to be aggressive and stand in the pocket avoiding Maidanas overhand right and improved power jab are his mission for that fight…Posted December 11, 2013 2:52 pm
Maidana looks like a thunderbirdPosted December 11, 2013 2:50 pm
Maidana is a VERY good choice for a guy recent to 147, Broner popped up 2 weight classes and looked smaller than the quick Malignaggi, now he is in the ring with a BIG puncher who has given EVERY fighter he fought hell including the fast handed Anir Khan… This is a DAMN good test for Broner who will be knocked out if me makes too many mistakes…This is not Golovkin smashing the latest cadaver they found for him, Maidana comes to win and of Broner is off his game the results could be embarrassing..Posted December 11, 2013 2:46 pm
The mistake Broner makes is punching with his mouth wide open , ya digPosted December 11, 2013 2:43 pm
Worry not to the people that want to see Broner lose. This fight will NOT end well for him!!!! There is only one thing I question. Will Broner have a chin that will be able to absorb 12 for Dec? I highly doubt it. I see broner starting over-confident and playing to the crowd to showcase his proud, self absorbed image. He will have an edge is speed so rest assured that AB will showboat early. This is where “The problem” begins. As I stated, he has the edge in the speed department, however, Maidana has more power and no doubt the most dangerous/experienced opposition Broner has faced to date. Broner is too worried about his piece of trash image and all kinds of other things than to.focus the way he surely should.have for this fighter. He will get caught early with a punch that will effect him for the rest of the fight no matter if its a KO loss or to the final bell. Personally, I think Broner will be either knocked down several times or even knocked out. He will not win this fight. Normally I would.say KO for the puncher or maybe Dec. For the faster guy. But Bronner is too green and never experienced being hammered with heavy punches like he is about to be. I say.Broner could go as early as the first few or end up getting stopped late. Even if it gos to cards, Broner will lose because I see him getting pounded on good to the point that he gets on his bike in survival mode the rest of the fight. Maidana wins!Posted December 11, 2013 2:39 pm
Can only hope that Maidana lands hard on that Broner ugly mug. Broner is a Zab Judah in the making. The young arrogant, invincible Zab who came up against a true professional in Tzsyu. Maybe not this fight but it is coming for Broner and it will hurt.Posted December 11, 2013 2:39 pm
Gus has good advice for Maidana which I’m sure he picked up. Problem is he’s too slow to implement it. That’s why Broner is fighting him — an upgrade from Broner’s recent comp but with a style made for him to exploit.Posted December 11, 2013 2:25 pm
I watched the Broner/ Malignaggi fight again and noticed that every time Broner jabs he always returns his jab to lowered by his side . If Maidana picks up on this habit and takes the jab but returns a a right cross he has a chance for a KO. But as I see the fight going Broner will be too fast and slick and will pot shot Maidana for TKO stoppage. Maidana just does not have a good defense as proven in his loss to Devin Alexander.Posted December 11, 2013 2:19 pm
Broner wins but I really hope to see broners punk ass knocked out…Posted December 11, 2013 12:57 pm
Killing Moon The Soothsayer
Two biggest name opponents …Malignaggi and De Leon…Both fights are up for discussion…Face it…Broner needs to be really convincing in this fight(Not saying those are easy fights..But i’m not having any of them top of the tier either ..I would put Maidana in the same group as them) for anyone to have faith in him…He needs to show something really special.Posted December 11, 2013 12:47 pm
Can’t see Broner losing this one…. Too quick.Posted December 11, 2013 12:38 pm
By the way have y’all heard him rap, malibus most wanted rhymes better lolPosted December 11, 2013 12:07 pm
I hope maidana smashes this phony who’s bad for boxing!Posted December 11, 2013 12:06 pm
it’s a damned shame that so many modern fighters (Broner) choose to be loudmouthed idiots, thinking it brings them more attention, and $$$ – hope Maidana breaks his jaw, effectively shutting Broner up, until he can GROW UP …Posted December 11, 2013 11:47 am
Hope Maidana can KO the horrid little s**t bag,but I can’t help think in he’s Taylor made for the prolapse and that’s why this fight was made.Posted December 11, 2013 11:43 am
Broner is a good inside fighter, with descent body shots and uppercuts. Paulie to me gave broner problems with his movement by broner being flatfooted. Does maidana have the skills to keep broner on the outside, by broner being a slick fighter? Would it be smart for maidana to engage broner by broner being a counterpuncher with descent power? Or shall he use his jab and circle broner? Hopefully maidana doesn’t underestimate broners strength and power by it being his second appearance at welterweight. Who ever respects who’s power I think will be the first to back up in this one. Both men has huge but different egos. Good fighters. I can’t WAIT! Lol! I can’t wait to see Keith Thurman either.Posted December 11, 2013 11:42 am
Killing Moon The Soothsayer
Broner was beaten by Malignaggi atleast on my scorecard in a very close fight….So how good is Broner? Prolly middle of the pack…I seriously doubt his greatness and think he’ll be further exposed but not by Maidana…If Broner has serious problems beating him or loses to him his career will be in big problems…Because without the 0 and his promised future greatness…He’s nothing but a loudmouth punk who symbolises everything wrong with the current “Reality-generation”…Yeah, I really don’t like him…He better show me some fantastic Rigo-esque boxing to keep me interested.Posted December 11, 2013 11:31 am
4 weight world champion at 23/24 cant say that’s not bad?Posted December 11, 2013 11:30 am
LOL @ “heir apparent.” Broner hasn’t proved anything yet.Posted December 11, 2013 11:25 am
Same here, have yet to see the skill set of Floyd in Broner other than looking like him in his stance. If he sits there like he did with Paulie, then Maidana wins, if he moves like he did against DeLeon then Broner wins a decision.Posted December 11, 2013 11:25 am
IF Broner chooses to engage Maidana like he did DeMarco, it WILL be the toughest fight of his career. Maidana is a full-fledged welter Puncher with an indomitable will and chin. this boy Trucks to his victories while trampling the opposition. IF Broner chooses to engage like he did v. DeMarco, this will be an excellent action bout. otherwise, Broner may be capable of prevailing in a “boring” UD but I’ve yet to see this degree of Mayweatheresque skill-set from the relatively-green Broner. only the potential. it would be a very impressive display of Broner’s ring-maturity if he was able to pull this off v. an experienced and seasoned veteran like Maidana.Posted December 11, 2013 11:12 am
This is a good fight, Broner is faster and more skilled but Maidana is tough as nails and can lay you out if he catches you… This is interestingPosted December 11, 2013 10:56 am