Broner: Eloy Perez a feather-fisted fighter; I punch like a middleweight
By Allen Fox: WBO super featherweight champion Adrien Broner (22-0, 18 KO’s) is really looking forward to facing unbeaten challenger Eloy Perez (23-0-2, 7 KO’s) next month in their fight on February 25th in Saint Louis, Missouri. Broner, 22, has a big advantage in hand speed and power in this fight.
You can also throw in an advantage in defensive skills as well. Broner is compared to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in his fighting style and potential. HBO is really high on him and has been showing his fights since last year. They’re hoping he becomes a big star in the future. Right now, though, Broner is still trying to establish himself in the super featherweight division. He’s at the top right now but he’s got to beat some of the other top fighters to really make a name for himself. Facing the 25-year-old Perez is a good start to getting to the top for Broner.
“He’s a feather-fisted puncher in the featherweight division..not a good combination against me who punches like a middleweight.”
Broner took out Vicente Martin Rodriguez in the 3rd round last November. Using pinpoint counter punches, Broner had Rodriguez hurt in the opening round but decided not to go for a knockout at that time. Instead, Broner continued to take advantage of Rodriguez’s aggressive attacks by countering him often with left hooks and short right hands. In the 3rd, Broner caught Rodriguez coming forward with a beautiful right hand stunned him. Broner then backed him up to the corner and flurried on him until dropping him to the canvas with a huge left hook. The fight was stopped at that point.
Perez is going to have problems with Broner’s speed and counter punching ability. The only way not to get in trouble with Broner is to stay away from him, but that’s obviously not what Perez has in mind. He’s going to want to try and win and it’s probably going to get him hurt the same way it did Rodriguez and Jason Kitzau, another one of Broner’s knockout victims.