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TARK

Fight Aficionado…. That’s just a general comment about Broner’s costumes.. I have no interest in theatrics..

Sugar Ray Robinson didn’t like pink per se.. But he loved a color he called “Flamingo” … Ray was at the zoo one day and saw a beautiful flamingo and had a friend take a picture of it.. Ray took the photo to his Cadillac dealer and had them duplicate the color for him.. Anybody who called Robinson’s caddy “pink” he quickly corrected them. “Man it’s NOT PINK.. It’s FLAMINGO.” Which was kind of a cross between rose and pink … But the color gained massive popularity with Robinson proudly driving it around town.

Posted November 20, 2012 8:10 pm 


Fight Aficionado

“I don’t care how many fluffy pink costumes Broner wears…” – TARK what’s the story with the pink? I presumed it was either a nod to cancer awareness or a nod to Sugar Ray Robinson whose favorite color was pink. Maybe I gave him too much credit and there’s no meaning in it?

Posted November 20, 2012 7:46 pm 


Fight Aficionado

“Mind-boggling how some posters are trying to find differences between Floyd style & Broner’s…this clown is a carbon copy of Jr. down to the smallest details-walking, smiling, moving his head, fighting-but he ain’t Floyd…” – Largo there’s one big difference between them — Broner is a finisher. Floyd was not much of a finisher even in his early days. Of course the other big difference is Broner’s comp after 25 bouts isn’t as good as Floyd’s was after 18.

Posted November 20, 2012 7:44 pm 


TARK

… “Brandon Rios would get brutally punished by Broner.”… I disagree a tad with that..

This matchup has “Fight of the Millennium” written all over it.. You can’t have a stronger contrast of styles from 2 fighters who are both so aggressive and indomitable.

Posted November 20, 2012 6:29 pm 


TARK

Sred. “NO fighter is Barack Obama or he would likely be doing something other than fighting.” … The Prez sez, “I get up every morning and fight as hard as I can for the middle class, for women, for minorities, for immigrants, for the jobless, for our veterans, and for those who can’t afford to lobby Congress.” … Another boxing match every day.

Posted November 20, 2012 6:14 pm 


WTF???!

B Red – I’d pay to watch Broner Kick Mexican Rios’ ARSSS all night long. it would be a great night of Entertaining Boxing… :lol:

Posted November 20, 2012 5:35 pm 


B Red

Brandon Rios would get brutally punished Broner. That fight is a mismatch period

Posted November 20, 2012 5:04 pm 


B Red

Broner is the truth and put together a masterpiece. He can dominate up to 147

Posted November 20, 2012 5:00 pm 


B Red

Paul Strauss=Kkk

Posted November 20, 2012 4:56 pm 


TARK

I don’t care how many fluffy pink costumes Broner wears, how many 3-foot long fringes he has on his glittery designer trunks, how many funny hats he wears, or how many hair groomers he brings into the ring with him to touch up his sheeny hair. And when he talks he’s not exactly Barack Obama, so I’m not enthralled with his personality.

He’s a great fighter, so when you get past the clown school facade he actually has a game. He hasn’t fought anyone good, but fortunately there are 3 or possibly 4 great fighters he could be matched with—not knowing what’s happening with Gamboa … It will be interesting to see if Broner fights these guys or if they fight each other. Fans keep talking about “what if” fights—but we generally don’t get to see them..

Posted November 20, 2012 11:44 am 


SREDMOND

Guys wishing for boxers with NO personality or willingness to be controversial are not accepting economic reality… Boxing is a game of self promotion, and guys with closed mouths and no personality are usually doomed to obscurity. It would be nice if the sport was a pure meritocracy but thats not exactly how it works…Broner needs to keep winning and keep talking PERIOD

Posted November 20, 2012 10:04 am 


Mbuyiseli

Tark Rios equals to Margarito you should know that by now.

Posted November 20, 2012 7:40 am 


Mbuyiseli

Who gives a F… whether Broner emulates other boxers? Leonard, Roy Jones, Mayweather and Sweet Pea have stolen something from Ali. Why do we crap on the best thing we’ve got in boxing. Boxing fans are most fickle fans you’ll get in any sport. The only guy I see troubling Broner is Lucas at 140lbs. Others will get an whoopin’. I wish they never interview Broner, but if he fight Burns for the unification then moves up to 140lbs and fights a REAL threat. I would have to STFU since he would be doing what he should.

Posted November 20, 2012 7:37 am 


BIGFOOT

“May or Floyd”? Whew! Whew, you got me on that one Ernie. That’s what I get for
doing a quick “drive by posting”…..or Pac.

Posted November 20, 2012 2:16 am 


TARK

Broner proved nothing beating DeMarco that Valero didn’t already prove.. That a real good fighter could beat the trash out of DeMarco.. DeMarco has no head movement.. No footwork.. No stance.. No jab.. No speed.. and little skill.. Sred, if you want to compare somebody to Gatti, DeMarco is your guy.. Rios is tougher, faster punching, harder punching, punches with greater variety and volume, and has extreme durability.

It would be a spectacular war.

Posted November 20, 2012 1:46 am 


Hidalgo

One more thing Anonymous–Khan was a “gatekeeper?” You mean Amir Khan that beat Barrera, Kotelnyk, Salita, Malignaggi, Maidana, McCloskey, and Judah and won two titles in the process? Really?

Posted November 20, 2012 12:49 am 


Hidalgo

BTW Anonymous, Garcia TKOd Khan in the 4th round. Remember? You think that was some kind of subpar or insignificant feat?

Posted November 20, 2012 12:38 am 


Hidalgo

“He was far behind against Khan, until he caught Khan with a hook….” Exactly. But you forgot to mention that Garcia also did exactly what he said he was going to do: Time Khan then beat him with effective counterpunching. But yeah, Danny has all those things. I didn’t say he was the greatest, but the kid is damn good and I’d pick him to beat, and most likely stop DeMarco as well. And don’t forget, nobody had stopped Amir Khan since Breidis Prescott did it in 2008. Nobody but Danny Garcia.

Posted November 20, 2012 12:36 am 


The Mad Scientist

I remember when Nonito Donaire destroyed Fernando Montiel, he was suppose to take over the boxing world by storm going through the weight classes up to 130lbs with Yuriorkis Gamboa being his only real challenge as he was passing throught..we all know what happened when The Flash moved only 4lbs north from where he use to dominate so called world class competition at 118lbs and below..Nonito now finds himself struggling to look awsome against stellar competition at 122lbs that boxing fans around the world are now clamoring for him to fight the top doggs from the weight class to prove his P4P worth..I wouldn’t be all that shocked if the same happens to Adrian Broner if and when he decides to move to jr welter.

Posted November 20, 2012 12:31 am 


CK

Those three guys you mentioned wouldn’t just stand there like Demarco did, these guys would make it a fight and IMO be a little bit too much for Broner! Garcia and Khan have speed and Rios has exceptional power that Broner hasn’t felt yet. No way would these three cave in like DeMarco!

Posted November 19, 2012 11:42 pm 


Anonymous

Hidalgo: all these attributes to Garcia?
He was far behind against Khan, until he caught Khan with a hook….
HE WAS FAR BEHIND AGAINST A GATEKEEPER; who has zero defense and a glass chin….

Posted November 19, 2012 10:43 pm 


Patrick2

Broner dominates and dismantles a world-class opponent and yet there are still some who still don’t see, or won’t acknowledge, just how good he is. If you’re one of these folks who are in denial, I say stop basing your opinion on [Broner's] personality and likeability, and just focus on the sublime skills he exhibits while in the ring. If you do this, you SHOULD quickly realize the early comparisons to Floyd are warranted.

Posted November 19, 2012 10:43 pm 


Hidalgo

“And don’t tell me that Rios or Garcia or Khan or those cats at 140 would beat him. C’MON SON!” YungJo, Broner would have his hands full with Danny Garcia. Danny has great power, sizzling handspeed, superb reflexes, great conditioning, and excellent ring I.Q. He is a smart, patient, calculating fighter. He can take a punch–several in a row, actually (he does need to work on his defense a bit), and he’s no quitter. Additionally, he’s a tiger. The man fights to conquer. I’d love to see a Broner/Garcia matchup. Soon.

Posted November 19, 2012 10:17 pm 


The Mad Scientist

Redmond -if Tyson and Holyfield would’ve never fought we’d all assume Mike would have beaten Evander with in an inch of his life..Brandon Rios is not Antonio DeMarco and Adrian Broner is not Mayweather or the next great anything like you hope for him to be just yet..we get it, you don’t like Brandon Rios and his fans but feel free to mention Lucas Matthysse’s name as a challenge for The Problem at 140lbs since its an actual fight that could be made as early as next year if Broner dares to be great..if Broner can dismantle the Argentinian then its safe to assume he beats Rios with in an inch of his life..DeMarco got beaten but not as brutal as some of these clowns make it look.

Posted November 19, 2012 10:03 pm 


Hidalgo

“Anyone with an objective appraisal would call for a Broner KO”-Which means that I’m almost as GREAT as a teacher as I am a Fight Prophet.” Well, you’re funny Braggadamus. But looks aren’t everything.

Posted November 19, 2012 10:02 pm 


largo

I don’t like copies.

Posted November 19, 2012 9:34 pm 


largo

Statistics show that copies aren’t as good as the original & this case won’t be the exception…

Posted November 19, 2012 9:30 pm 


largo

Mind-boggling how some posters are trying to find differences between Floyd style & Broner’s…this clown is a carbon copy of Jr. down to the smallest details-walking, smiling, moving his head, fighting-but he ain’t Floyd…I predicted that Khan was to have a short stay at the top when almost everybody was considering him the “next Coca Cola in the desert” & I’ve been proven right. I don’t see this Floyd-clone surviving the stiffer competition at 140; He made a quitter quit, so what? every time Demarco punched he connected. He mimics the real deal pretty well but he ain’t the real deal.

Posted November 19, 2012 9:27 pm 


YungJo

Wow Paul…so Broner’s skills had nothing to do with DeMarco’s performance? You don’t think he thought to himself, “Damn, Self, box. Move around. Jab?” Except whenever he threw out his jab, he would get countered. I thought you would know better. I’m disappointed in your assessment. But it’s cool. When you’re THAT good – as Broner is – there will always be those who come to that conclusion. “Oh, the opponent had a bad night.” Like he said, “I make great fighters look like amateurs.” What else is it gonna take? He beat the #1 dude at that weight class. And don’t tell me that Rios or Garcia or Khan or those cats at 140 would beat him. C’MON SON!

Posted November 19, 2012 9:20 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

May or Floyd?

Posted November 19, 2012 9:16 pm 


BIG FOOT

I don’t think that Broner is too small for May or Floyd as they both came up from the lower weights as well. However he’ll never meet either of them in the ring now at the stage of their careers thy’re in now. The sun is setting for them,they don’t need Broner the young upstart.

Posted November 19, 2012 8:22 pm 


Boxtradamus

Gamboa has been on the shelf TOO long. His window of opportunity has passed. Broner will SPANK him now.

Posted November 19, 2012 8:15 pm 


TARK

Rios is much better than the used up Gatti was.. Very poor comparison Sred.. Anthony Peterson would have destroyed Gatti as well, but couldn’t hang with Rios at all.. I like Broner vs Rios or Broner vs Gamboa at lightweight. Both are guaranteed spectacular fights.. I can’t think of better fights except Nonito Donaire vs Mikey Garcia, Ward vs Golovkin, Danny Garcia vs Matthysse, or Broner vs Garcia or Matthysse … It will certainly be interesting to see if some of these fights happen next year — I mean, great fights usually DON’T happen but you can always pray.

Posted November 19, 2012 7:46 pm 


SREDMOND

Rios would be beaten to within an inch of his life by Broner, this would be a Pacquiao/Margarito type fight… Broner is WAY too fast and sharp a puncher for a free swinger like Rios it would be another beatdown..I see Rios going down like Gatti did against Floyd Mayweather this is NOT a fight that Rios EVER wants… Totally different class of boxer…

Posted November 19, 2012 7:09 pm 


The Mad Scientist

I don’t see Adrian Broner facing any Top Skank fighters anytime soon but if he can topple any of the top guys at 140lbs (especially Matthysse) from the GBP stable I say he’s the real deal.

Posted November 19, 2012 7:04 pm 


The Mad Scientist

Tumbo I argree, it remains to be seen if Broner will dare to be great..it’ll be interesting to see what direction GBP takes with Adrian Broner’s career..I don’t see any real challenges for him at 135lbs..DeMarco is a gamed young fighter but limited, he could’ve easily lost to any of the other top guys in the lightweight division on any given night..Broner is physically gifted no doubt but I wont jump the gun calling him the next anything until I see him get a couple more quality win against stiffer competition than he’s faced thus far..

Posted November 19, 2012 6:58 pm 


West to West

Unfortunatelty Hopkins is part of Goldenboy. Wished he disappeared

Posted November 19, 2012 6:42 pm 


The Prince

The difference between Floyd and Broner are obvious so far. Floyd is a defense first type of fighter. Broner is a offensive first type of fighter. But people forget that Floyd was also very engaging in the lower weight classes. So, I’ll be interesting to see if Broner can keep up his KO mentality as he moves up in weight. One things for certain, his defense is nowhere as good as Floyd’s was at his age.

Posted November 19, 2012 6:41 pm 


Manuel

Why was dirtbag Hopkins at the fight ? Is he part of Goldenboy too ?

Posted November 19, 2012 6:40 pm 


te tumbo

Rios is now at 140lbs and would relish the opportunity to ding Broner’s chin and jaw. however, Broner seems to have been weaker at feather and stronger at lightweight and possibly jr. welter but it’s his reflexes and instinct that i was most impressed with v. DeMarco v. whom Broner did everything right: he remained poised and disciplined; didn’t panic or overreact to being hit; and placed his punches with accuracy and power. DeMarco is a tested, proven, and experienced lightweight champ but Broner broke him down with impressive and methodical skills and patience. i agree that Mathysse, Garcia, and Rios will provide stiffer challenges at 140lbs. however, i have no indication that Broner is a subscriber to the Abner Mares school for ring-greatness, i.e., challenging and facing the best every time he steps into a boxing ring. if he didn’t before, now is the ideal time for him to dare authentic ring-greatness.

Posted November 19, 2012 6:17 pm 


TARK

Valero was the only lightweight who was really good. Since his demise only Gamboa and Rios can give Broner a fight at lightweight.. 140 is a short jump so Broner should do it because there are competitive fights with Matthysse, and Garcia.

Posted November 19, 2012 6:02 pm 


TARK

Mayweather and Broner are built so similar their styles look more similar than they are… Almost every good boxer is somewhat similar in style—from the K Bros, Cleverly, Ward, Froch, Martinez, Golovkin, Bradley, Donaire, and Valero was as well.. All are balanced over a very solid stance, use footwork, defend more with the right hand and left shoulder or vice versa for a southpaw, lead mostly with jabs, crack the jab from a variety of locations, whip in hooks, lead rights, and combinations, rarely load up, and focus first on defense because you can’t win if you’re counted out … The only differences are Mayweather and Broner pull their left arms in a little tighter and hunch their left shoulders a little more, and are willing to wait a tad longer. Both work inside more than most boxers. Can’t say if Broner copied these distinctions from May or they came natural.

Posted November 19, 2012 6:01 pm 


Boxtradamus

“Anyone with an objective appraisal would call for a Broner KO”-Which means that I’m almost as GREAT as a teacher as I am a Fight Prophet. I TAUGHT everyone HERE that Broner was the BEST Prospect in the Game long AGO. SO anyone with even a pebbles worth of a brain should have picked him. I am the GREATEST Fight Prophet ever born!!!!!

Posted November 19, 2012 4:37 pm 


The Mad Scientist

Burn22 I agree..it remains to be seen if Broner can move, bob, weave, duck, dodge and slip like Floyd when he starts facing the hard charging menacing type fighters because we have a couple out there at 140lbs..Lucas Matthysse is the only one I can think of from the GBP stable..Danny Garcia can punch but he still seems to be very green and unpolished..Amir Khan no comment, Top Prank fighters forget about it..Broner seems to be the goods, how good only time will tell wich is on his side..

Posted November 19, 2012 4:24 pm 


MrpleasePlease

blessed by god? c’mon man. broner is a good athlete, has a hard work ethic, studies, executes, and performs. his ceiling is very high and he is still getting better. WHAT DOES GOD have to do with it? bringing religion into a boxing form lol. proud african, did god want him to have 5 kids with 5 baby mama’s? Broner won’t be tested for quite some time.I don’t overly pay attention to the weight cause a dude that can throw is a dude that can throw but at least 140 is where he mighgt see a good test. maby if guerrero loses to berto they might fight. broner has lots of options at 140 and only 1 where he is(burns which broner ko’s in 5) peace ya’ll and no more religion talk, some atheists get offended lol

Posted November 19, 2012 4:21 pm 


C

You tell umm butthurt bastards

Posted November 19, 2012 4:12 pm 


SREDMOND

Mayweather is MORE flatfooted now and he is arguably more dangerous than he was a few years ago because he is sitting down on more shots…He can stand right in front of you and NOT take clean shots while potshotting and slicing these guys with shorter more precise punches….These guys Mayweather, Toney and Broner can REALLY outbox you when on their game (Toney is shot now of course)….

Posted November 19, 2012 4:09 pm 


SREDMOND

Burn 22, all boxers are some variation of other boxers, Broner stands out because the style employed by he Toney and Mayweather and to some degree Hopkins (Philly Shell) is NOT as widely used… The reality is that if you gave 100 boxers the challenge of being effective with that style you might have 0.5% actually be able to effectively implement… It works for Broner because he has the speed, reflexes and obvious committment to mastery…Reality is that Broner has taken ownership of this style, but he is more willing to exchange and is not letting anyone hear the bell who does not have to… He has NOT fought the quality of fighters Floyd has but he is out to hurt guys….

Posted November 19, 2012 3:42 pm 


Burn22

Yes Floyd has better footwork and is slicker but floyd has mastered that style. Broner will get there and he can afford to be more flat footed and engaging since he is the bigger man in the ring. Wait til he starts to fight bigger harder punchers Broner will have to move a lot more because those guys will have more effect with their punches. He wont be as willing to engage nearly as much.

Posted November 19, 2012 3:32 pm 


The Mad Scientist

I don’t see any similarities in Broner and Mayweather styles..Floyd was a slippery fighter and Broner seems more flat footed who likes to engage more..

Posted November 19, 2012 3:16 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Yeah DeMarco fought dumb and it’s frustrating when taller fighters give up their height. But credit’s gotta be given to Broner for forcing him out of his game — if he actually had a gameplan.

Posted November 19, 2012 3:10 pm 


Anonymous

Congrats to Broner. The guy took a big step up & it seems like a walk in the park too him. Unfortunatle this division is pretty shallow in terms of talent. Broner is head of the class. Broner looks solid at the weight & should stick around at least a few fights. The man has a wide frame which could easily carry more weight. But it is always nice to have a guy at least try to clean out his division(especially a weak division).

Posted November 19, 2012 3:00 pm 


Boxtradamus

Broner WON by stoppage just as I predicted!!! I am the GREATEST Fight Prophet ever born!!!

Posted November 19, 2012 2:42 pm 


Boxtradamus

Lesson #1….Never doubt ME when I SAY that someone is the BEST. I SAID that Broner was the BEST Prospect in the Game and I was proven CORRECT. He was the first Prospect in his class to beat a legitimate CHAMP. Canelo and Russell Jr. should take notes.

Posted November 19, 2012 2:21 pm 


lefhook

What an opertunity for Ricky Burns to really make a name for himself world wide. This is a very very winnable fight v Broner. If i was Burns i’d fight this guy in his back garden. This could be another Calzaghe- Lacey. Burns is the real deal, tried n tested world champion that has mixed it in good class since a boy. I hope warren takes this fight. Burns is getting better n better and is reaching his peak as an athlete, shuns the limelight n lives the life. I say get it done…

Posted November 19, 2012 12:57 pm 


Anonymous

Paul Strauss

Posted November 19, 2012 12:56 pm 


Juanma

Rios is a club fighter! Thats it! He beat a guy in Alvarado who was a hype job like himself. Rios aint the next coming. Broner would make him look and feel silly. Abit like Abril did!

Posted November 19, 2012 12:41 pm 


WTF???!

Broner needs to take out Brandon Rios and get an EZ win and another Belt..

Posted November 19, 2012 12:31 pm 


Burn22

He used that same clubbing right against Manfredy. I personally think it’s a good thing! If he has that ability then use it. It has been very successful for Floyd and will be for Broner. Props to broner for making that style work and work well.

Posted November 19, 2012 12:31 pm 


Oscar

I thought Broner 100% mimicd lil floyd, but after rewatching his fight with Escobedo, and then watching him dismantle Demarco, i think he has similarities, but isnt mimicing floyd. Obviously he has a similar defence, but thats it imo. He has clubbing right hooks like floyd too. But thats it i think. He has earned my respect by beating Demarco. Demarco boxed like a moron in the 6th and 7th though. Not to discredit Broner, coz he beat the man infront of him, the world champion infront of him. Vazquez is ready for the taking by either Broner, Burns, or Demarco. I cant see Demarco beating Burns, but can see him beating Vazquez. I can see burns beating Vazquez too, pretty easyly infact. I think the big fight to be made at LW is Broner vs Burns. BUT, But i would like one of them to take the IBF from Vazquez first, then Broner and Burns fight to unify the division. Broner SHOULD beat Burns, but every time Burns has been written off hes been the last one laughing………. Why are people saying Broner should move up in weight? Hes making LW comfortably, and looks good. so why should he move up? He hasnt cleand out the division yet either.

Posted November 19, 2012 12:15 pm 


Anonymous

well said, totally agree!

Posted November 19, 2012 11:51 am 


te tumbo

Broner simply outclassed DeMarco in every category. once he determined the range, Broner simply proceeded to methodically dismantle DeMarco with power and precision. Broner did not only bring his power with him to 135lbs, he may actually be growing into becoming a bigger and more potent fighter, Period. not that he needed any additional advantages but Broner must now be recognized as a lightweight with KO punching power. fortunately for DeMarco, Broner is just passing through and will be targeting bigger paydays at welter very soon. Broner v. any of the top 140lbrs would result in a very satisfying matchup and payday. meanwhile, even though DeMarco remains a dangerous contender for every other lightweight, Broner is The Man at 135lbs.

Posted November 19, 2012 11:40 am 


Burn22

Sredmond, so if you think broner has made that style his own tell me please what he has done or what he does differently then mayweather? I’ve gotta hear this! Don’t get me wrong I think he is good and will only get better but the test is at 140

Posted November 19, 2012 11:23 am 


WTF???!

Broner should fight Brandon Rios next.. I’d enjoy watching another thorough Mexican ASSWHOOOPIN…

Posted November 19, 2012 11:11 am 


tacoBENDER

Broner is a BEAST at 135 and won’t be able to maintain that weight for too long. He is way too good for that division and is gonna have to move up to Jr.Welter or maybe even welter… I don’t see him quite dominating the JR.W Division as easily. He will face the gloves of many skilled and strong fighters in that division..but for anybody that thinks he will face the Mayweathers and the Pac mans of the world are OUT OF THEIR MINDS!!! Those two guys are cash cows and would not risk losing..not gonna happen. He IS the next big thing. He makes us hate him..which makes us watch him on TV. He will be the next HBO “HERO”

Posted November 19, 2012 11:08 am 


SREDMOND

Pac Man is too big for Adrien Broner as is Floyd Mayweather Jr…. Manny has taken shots from Margo, Mosley, ODH, Cotto, and Clottey….Its going to be interesting to see if Broner goes to 140 soon, there are better fights and some tough guys, Alvarado, Rios, Garcia, possibly Marquez…He just needs to keep winning and look good doing it…. But the FMJ’s and Pacs of the world are too strong, Floyd fights intermittently at 154…

Posted November 19, 2012 11:00 am 


buster Brown

Strauss is the skip bayless of esb

Posted November 19, 2012 10:59 am 


Anonymous

Broner is the real deal. A Paq vs Broner what a heck of a fight that would be

Posted November 19, 2012 10:51 am 


SREDMOND

Burn, clearly his style is modeled after Floyd Mayweather but the ability to EXECUTE is the differentiating factor… Broner is not in there just trying look like Floyd Mayweather he is beating fighters DOWN with skill and precision… If every guy in boxing could master that style, and hit and don’t get hit with relative impunity they would…I initially questioned Broners ability to consistently execute while fighting like Floyd, but just like a guy learning Tae Kwan Do, he has mastered a mode of combat and has made it his OWN….

Posted November 19, 2012 10:33 am 


Mbuyiseli

So true about the open mouth of Broner he better not get clocked will end up with Kanye’s jaw.

Posted November 19, 2012 10:07 am 


Mbuyiseli

Broner’s jab was beautiful, if he keeps improving then he will be invincible for a long time.

Posted November 19, 2012 10:04 am 


Mbuyiseli

Strauss, strauss please this is just plain pathetic. DeMarco is levels below when it comes to the skills department. Broner skills are off the charts. I would love for Broner to face Rios and kick his ass too. Broner is going to be around for long time. You better have more pieces like this one.

Posted November 19, 2012 10:01 am 


Burn22

@Sredmond – You know i agree with a lot of what you say but to deny that Broner does not emulate mayweather is a joke. He does so all the way down to his facial expressions. Maybe you are the only guy on the planet that doesnt see that. One of my issues with the guy is that the only originality he has is that a grown man needs his dady to comb his hair still. He shows no humility after a victory. Floyd is a big mouth but respects the fighter after the final bell rings or the final count has taken place.

Posted November 19, 2012 9:42 am 


Anonymous

I admit i was scpeticle about this fight I really felt DeMarco would give Broner a better fight. but at this point I have got a lot of respect for Broners boxing skills. He completely disarmed DeMarco. His punches were short, powerful and on the money. DeMarcos punches were wide and it left him open for the short choppy Broner punches. In the first round DeMarcos corner was already using the inswell. my only negative thing i can say about Broner is his mouth always staying open and whats up with the feminen whence that he makes when he punches?

Posted November 19, 2012 9:40 am 


Jerry Lin

Tark Hop is smart enough not to get a point deducted that doesnt mena he is clean. Hopkins is old school clever dirty fighter. Roy Jones junior even said that about Hopkins. I myself disagree with his fights with Winky, Allen, Eastman and Trinidad

Posted November 19, 2012 9:24 am 


Obicoke

Broner v Valero …… Now that would have been some fight!!! Valero would never back down, or give in. He was heavy handed and if he had caught Broner that would definately put him down. Whether he could stop Broner hitting him would be his only problem, but it didnt bother him getting hit most of the time as he walked through everybodies punches to get his own in. I’d have paid to see that fight!!!

Posted November 19, 2012 9:22 am 


Zoo

I see Broner has to go above and beyond to get respect. Haters can’t wait for him to lose. Demarco is a classy guy and got all the praise in the world for beating Linares. He’s dubbed the king of the division and Broner makes him look like trash. Now he has to go up and fight bigger guys to get respect? I call bull. And anyone saying that he’s not a good fighter or not entertaing is just a hater.

Posted November 19, 2012 8:56 am 


Proud African

@Anonymous, why don’t you ask Sergio Martinez and Golovkin and Saul Alvarez to fight Andre Ward, or ‘low blow’ Abner Mares to move up in weight and fight Broner? Why can’t Danny Garcia and Marquez move up in weight and fight Cad Dawson? You just want to see Broner lose, but he’s blessed by God.

Posted November 19, 2012 8:44 am 


SREDMOND

The only reason you need to see this guy in with Garcia, or JMM ALREADY at age 23 is because he looks so damn unbeatable, NO ONE thought Demarco was anything but a tough out before he got destroyed on Sat… Thats revisionist and moving up weight classes is not something to be taken lightly… The guy is YOUNG and he has time to build a legacy properly, 135 may prove to be where he is comfortable, even though I doubt it… He and Donaire are blazing thru fighters in a manner that makes the naysayers uncomfortable… Some guys just have it

Posted November 19, 2012 8:35 am 


SREDMOND

Broner just had is FIRST fight at 135 and he took on the BEST guy available at the weight… That was a Championship fight and there were questions to be answered as to Broners grit and ability to handle a guy who keeps coming like Demarco does historically… Broner instead had a coming out party at Demarcos expense and let everyone know his skills were REAL, he is not a guy emulating Mayweather he is a guy dominating like Mayweather… Shane Mosely was used to imitate Floyd in sparring with ODH and ODH lost, and when Shane got in there with the Grandmaster he lost… Broner is the only guy I have seen employ that style to its proper effect in the tradition of Floyd and Toney in a LONG time, his ability to slip, roll and counter with speed are unreal…

Posted November 19, 2012 8:32 am 


Anonymous

He is too good for his class. He belongs at 140 -145 not 135. Bring him up and have him fight Juan Manuel Marquez or Danny Garcia. He beats eitehr one of them then I give him the respect …..no more shot , class c fighters.

Posted November 19, 2012 8:28 am 


OCTAVIUS72

@Anonymous…If you are making your OPPONENT pay for their MISTAKES; YOU ARE HITTING and not getting hit. It’s the same damn thing, DUH….

Posted November 19, 2012 6:01 am 


Anonymous

I don’t like his personality but he looked damn good, albeit against a custom made opponent, when he fights someone with good footwork and boxing skills he will find it much tougher, like Burns, he might even beat Burns with that hand speed but one thing is for sure and that’s Ricky will come out and set right about him and not just stand there.

Posted November 19, 2012 3:53 am 


Anonymous

Emm.. no its not, the objective of boxing is to hit and not get hit back.

Posted November 19, 2012 3:46 am 


OCTAVIUS72

The objective in BOXING is to make your opponent pay for his mistakes. I don’t understand why the writer of this article isn’t giving Broner his just due???? If Demarco didn’t use his attributes to his advantage; THAT’S HIS FAULT and Broner was SUPPOSE TO MAKE HIM PAY. The the OBJECTIVE of the game.

Posted November 19, 2012 3:32 am 


SDWTF

Hopkins who is a dirty fighter inducted into the future Boxing Hall of Fame ? This is what the Boxing Hall of Fame represents ? dirty fighters ? Wow no wonder boxing is on the slide downhill

Posted November 19, 2012 1:36 am 


22pop

As Dawson said ” Man Hopkins is dirty “

Posted November 19, 2012 1:32 am 


Esteban Herandez

I want to give Hopkins props but I can’t I see many fights alot in TJ. and in the U.S.I saw personally Hopkins fight Eastman. I was up close and all I can say is Hopkins braced Eastman all nite. He just tied him up that was the fight. Eastman even said that after the fight. It wasnt a fight.

Posted November 19, 2012 1:30 am 


T-Bag

BS!!! Dude couldn’t get anything going cause Broner was outslicking him. No credit giving clown of an author

Posted November 19, 2012 1:28 am 


Burn22

I am not a fan of Broners big mouth but he undeniably has skill. We give praise to other boxers who emulate another boxers style but we ridicule Broner for copying Maywether jr? Hypocritical if you ask me. Broner is no doubt the best in a weak division but thats not his fault. He fought a legitimate champ and looked extremely good. But so do the Klitschkos in a weak heavy weight division. If Broner wants to be considered an atg then he will ve to take on the guys at 140.

Posted November 19, 2012 1:15 am 


Ron-T

Preach I agree I was reading the article and it sounded like demarco dad or someone wrote this article. It was clear that Broner was the way better fight and just destroyed Demarco. The writer if this article needs to find a new career because writing isn’t it.

Posted November 19, 2012 12:48 am 


The Mad Scientist

I agree, Broner seems to be in the right path to show the boxing world he’s for real, he just needs to fight the right guys because they’re certainly out there for him especially at 140lbs if Broner dares to be great in a short span of time..not to take anything away from Broner but the lightweight division is weak right now but his dominant performance deserves props..it remains to be seen what direction GBP takes with Adrian Broner’s career..hopefully is not the one were they match him with guys who are more on the peak of their popularity and not their powers like a couple of guys I know in the sport of boxing..

Posted November 19, 2012 12:41 am 


Bobonkiti

This writer made good points about this fight, he just proved that not all writers are smart. This is the worst article I’ve ever read on this site. Anymore write up from this senseless writer, I’ll make sure I never visit this site again. Peanut butter brain writer, Didn’t you see that Broner was just too good for DeMarco? Did he become a champion by fighting your grand father? He was a champion because he fought professional fighters…. DUNCE of a write. Please go buy more sense ….If you can

Posted November 19, 2012 12:23 am 


The Prince

Hopkins is a proven ATG. It really doesn’t matter what any of his haters say. And Broner is on the right path to greatness, if he can keep it up.

Posted November 19, 2012 12:05 am 


Hidalgo

I meant to say that it wasn’t just that DeMarco made so many mistakes, it was what caused him to make those mistakes…

Posted November 18, 2012 11:49 pm 


Phonaire Has Ugly Wife

@HappyBoy STFU dude, you make too much sense. Do you really want all those Pactards after you? They’ll emoticon you to death.

Posted November 18, 2012 11:49 pm 


Hidalgo

“As previously mentioned, DeMarco handed this fight to Broner by forgetting everything he knew about boxing.” Not really. DeMarco wilted against Broner just as he did against Valero. He quit the same way too–although in his fight with Valero he quit on his stool. In his fight with Broner he quit while he was still standing up, then Broner knocked him out. But it wasn’t that DeMarco made so many mistakes, it was just that Broner was so much better than him. Faster, stronger, smarter, more accurate, more confident. DeMarco got hit too much and started to break down under the barrage–same thing he did in the Valero fight. And when a boxer gets beat up like that he just starts falling apart. And when you fall apart, you make a lot of mistakes. Not only did Broner beat him up, he frustrated him into submission and loss of hope. It was clear in rounds six and seven, with DeMarco bent over at the waist, both gloves held high and close to his face, throwing little or no punches, was a man who knew he was was already defeated. Broner knew it too. It was a masterful performance by Broner–totally dominating. Broner totally creamed another champ–not because of DeMarco’s stupidity, but because of Broner’s brilliance.

Posted November 18, 2012 11:47 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

Broner is an idiot.

Posted November 18, 2012 11:43 pm 


SREDMOND

Bill is one of these “Teabagger” types that goes crazy when he does not get a consensus, send your petition to Donald Trump because Hopkins is a GREAT fighter who accomplished a ton… Oldest man to win a LEGIT Championship…. WOW!!

Posted November 18, 2012 11:13 pm 


SREDMOND

Bill, you can have all the issues you want with Hopkins personally and maybe some are justified but he is STILL a proven GREAT boxer just like I am smarter than you despite what you think of me… I can tell an intellectually inferior individual from a mile away, you think that by discussing an interview Hops might have given I’m gonna deem him a bad fighter or that he will NOT be a shoo in for the HOF? Your feelings are getting the better of you, I indulge because it amusing to hear someone sound so angry and illogical..See you at Canastota when HOPs is inducted FIRST BALLOT :)

Posted November 18, 2012 11:11 pm 


SREDMOND

Bill, you are one seriously angry guy?? Its pretty funny to be honest but your weakness is that you are full of emotion and devoid of logic… Bhops is not going to be remembered as a “B or C lever fighter” no matter how much you hate him… Like a child you say “he cheated his way thru 50 plus professional fights” well thats pretty ridiculous because Hops did not even begin to have ANY clout in boxing till he beat Trinidad and ODH..(late 30’s).You seem captivated by race is that because you cannot make a point in the face of the HARD evidence I have presented as it pertains to Hops career? He’s going to the HOF first ballot and will be considered one of the GREAT MW’s ever, try and show some dignity and accept the obvious… Liking or disliking him is NOT going to change his standing in the sport…Relax and accept your fate!

Posted November 18, 2012 11:07 pm 


Anonymous

This win was not a shocker…

Posted November 18, 2012 10:59 pm 


Kessman

Pavlik was drunker than a skunk when he fought Hopkins.

Posted November 18, 2012 10:03 pm 


Facts

True, Respect Demarco he was a solid lightweight & probably the best one in a drained division which is no knock on him or broner.Broner was a full blown welterweight too much size.Demarco is a warrior,i’d like to see broner try to fight that style vs rios or any of the top 140lb fighters.Credit though, now fight gamboa maybe burns but mainly the cuban & move up there’s nothing to prove at 135lb.Were a fighter wants to make a mark is the stacked 140lb-154lb divisions.That’s were the real challenges & money is at, looking forward to it.Broner earned more respect but to think he’s walking through gamboa is laughable.Gamboa isn’t demarco far more skilled just as fast as broner if not faster.2 way different styles,Gamboa like broner has vastly improved as a boxer he’s not going to just walk into broner punches. Not as strong obviously cause he’s not as big but he pack a punch.You’re fools if you think gamboa has no chance 50-50 or 55-45 for either.I’d take gamboa with little to lose & a lot to gain.

Posted November 18, 2012 9:52 pm 


Koolz

Honestly at the weigh in I new Broner was going to win! I can’t stand Broner but he looked like he had way more power then frail DeMarco.

and DeMarco’s Corner should be ashamed! That didn’t even have him box right, what stick and try to trade blows when can’t even put a dent in him. It was pretty pathetic performance

Posted November 18, 2012 9:46 pm 


Anonymous

yeah but gamboa do got the speed and footwork to give broner trouble especially if gamboa dnt stay in front of broner which i know he wont do but i do see broner walking gamboa down tho as soon as broner hit gamboa on the chin gamboa in trouble that all it going to take i dnt think gamboa can take the punishment demarco took but gamboa way more gifted then demarco tho i favor broner tho if thay did fight

Posted November 18, 2012 8:53 pm 


SREDMOND

Gamboa hits the deck alot, he is FAST and he is a serious fighter but Broner is going to be too strong for him… He would bull thru the Cuban and beat him down…

Posted November 18, 2012 8:12 pm 


SREDMOND

Bill Davis, you are right Hopkins is NOT just great because he fought till he was 47, he is GREAT because he defended the MW title 20 straight times, beatdown Felix Trinidad at 36, first man to KO Oscar De La Hoya at 39 I think beat Tarver at 41 for the LHW title against 3-1 odds, blew Kelly Pavlik out at 44, beat Jean Pascal for the legit LHW title again at the age of 46…. Bhop makes UGLY fights and he is controversial but despite your angst and need for a consensus view he is a LEGEND, ATG, and he is going to the HOF while you stand outside with a picket sign and a handkerchief … :)

Posted November 18, 2012 8:08 pm 


Ike

Broner-Gamboa would be an excellent fight, but Gamboa hasn’t fought above 126 lbs. and has inactive for a long time. He’d probably need a tuneup fight or two. But I’d pay to see Broner-Gamboa, no doubt.

Posted November 18, 2012 7:56 pm 


Anonymous

im shocked nobody made article talking about that brian vilioria and tyson marquez fight what a fight that was vilioria was to much for tyson i mean tyson had his moments vilioria class showed in this fight he was to fast and hit to hard for marquez but it was a great fight tho

Posted November 18, 2012 7:44 pm 


Jonathon

Hopkin’s was in another interview saying how much he hated the whites. The guy does hate white people he forgot who pays his PPV’s. He dont mind the “crackers” money

Posted November 18, 2012 7:19 pm 


Miguel

Broner is gonna be a great fighter. Last nite shows this. mentioning bernard hop that is a fighter that counters and holds. He clinchs up his fighters all nite long. thats not fighting. Also I watched the Trinidad fight and yes Bernard is a head rammer.

Posted November 18, 2012 6:59 pm 


Jesus

Shred has always been bias toward B- Hop. After watching the Robert Allen fiasco, that was it for me. To many stories bad about hopkins has come out in recent years including Peds.

Posted November 18, 2012 6:56 pm 


SREDMOND

I am watching this fight AGAIN as we speak and Broner simply put on a clinic, EVERY young boxer should be made to watch this performance it was a thing of beauty… He was calm, efficient, brutal and and graceful all wrapped in one… Amazing work he did on Demarco

Posted November 18, 2012 6:43 pm 


mica

Strauss probably thinks we shouldn’t give Pacman credit for beating up on De la Hoya, just beacuse Oscar let himself get hit too many times!!! Great fighters take your biggest advantage and eliminate it!! There is NO way Demarco could box with Broner- i find it pretty stupid that anyone would suggest that….how many people try boxing with Floyd(even when they have a height advantage)? NOBODY.

Posted November 18, 2012 6:33 pm 


LikeISeeIt

DeMarco is a good fighter who was good enough to grab a belt. But that’s pretty much it. The way DeMarco fought Broner is the way he always fights. Usually, it’s good enough, but not with Broner. Broner is better than that…but I’m afraid Broner will have to move up in weight again to prove it since I don’t think there’s anyone in the 135 lb class that can beat him.

Posted November 18, 2012 6:24 pm 


mica

i agree with Patrick, Strauss obviously has some issues with Broner. How can you watch that fight and not think Broner is already in the upper echelon of fighters. Lets not forget that Demarco has been in wars before; the fact that he choose to fight inside didn’t necessarily mean it would be a cake walk for Broner. Broner dominated cause he took advantage of what was given to him- his superior hand speed, combination punching and defense ended the show. Broner could have easily fought Demarco the same way Floyd fought Corrales which was to use his fast handspeed & superior boxing to counter. Instead he showed he can fight as well as box!!!! Give credit where its due, in Broner we have the guy that will carry Floyd’s mantle for years to come.

Posted November 18, 2012 6:21 pm 


Anonymous

Gamboa-Bronner the fight.

Posted November 18, 2012 5:33 pm 


Patrick2

Crap article by Strauss — seems you dislike Broner so much that you can’t give him credit for dismantling a world-class fighter. Let’s correct your article. It wasn’t what DeMaro did NOT do, it was what Broner DID — Adrien outclassed him in the skills department and beat him down with his better athleticism. Face the facts, Broner is the newest superstar of boxing. Anyone who can’t see it or accept it is in total denial.

Posted November 18, 2012 5:18 pm 


PEEJ

Yeah that is what is so confusing to me, anytime I have seen Demarco fight he fought just like the way he did against Broner, problem was that Broner is so gifted difensively like Floyd to where it is just to dang hard to hit him and when he is countering you, it makes you think twice before throwing more punches. Good job Broner, don’t see anybody at 135 beating him

Posted November 18, 2012 5:15 pm 


MMendoza

Work of art by Bronner most surely. Highly doubt DeMarco’s corner knew the strategy either; otherwise, there would have been the defense at work in the form of “Plan B”. His team probably thought Linares’s fight was the perfect model to use against Bronner. What they forgot was that Linares only uses his face as a shield — a horrible miscalculation when planning their fight against Bronner.

Posted November 18, 2012 5:05 pm 


SREDMOND

Strauss, straight up and down your article was TOTAL garbage… Broner felt this guy out for a few rounds then took him apart… Its so funny how you take ALL credit from Broner and basically say “Demarco was bored and offered his chin” Broner showed Demarco EARLY he was the superior athlete and fighter and this guy did NOT know what to do, he was bending over because of the BODY SHOTS… Did you NOT see that? He was getting beat INSIDE, OUTSIDE and during basically every exchange…Your choreographed avenue to victory is about as realistic as a certain Fat Guy in a Red suit driving a Maybach with a rednosed reindeer….Demarco was the Champ and he was made to look like the Chump by Adrian Broner….

Posted November 18, 2012 5:04 pm 


huckster

Don’t understand why DeMarco went toe to toe. He moved right into Broner’s space like “here I am. Hit me.” He could have used his height and range through the fight. He would not have won it, but he could made it an awkward fight and probably would have not gotten knocked out. It was like, “I will go toe to toe with you Broner so you can knock me out.” DeMarco gets the “Dumb A” award and deserved to be knocked to out. His corner did not have clue either.

Posted November 18, 2012 4:52 pm 


Anonymous

Solution to The Problem = Ricky Burns!

Posted November 18, 2012 4:42 pm 


Ironhourse

Hey Editor have you ever heard the saying. “Easier said than done”

Posted November 18, 2012 4:25 pm 


Sgt p

How about demarco always fight like that? Won world championships like that and it just didn’t work last night? Why downplay broner because the champ didn’t make adjustments?

Posted November 18, 2012 4:10 pm 


Vince

Destroys, destroyed. All articles. The losers of the fights aren’t busted up in a coffin. Bored with sensationalist crap. Hope Broner gives you loads of cliched headlines. Ciao ESB.

Posted November 18, 2012 4:06 pm 



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