By Scott Gilfoid: Jeff Mayweather, the uncle of superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr., is completely sold on the talent of WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s), and he believes he’s got the goods to take over for Floyd Jr. when he hangs up his gloves in the future.
Jeff told hustleboss.com “I think Broner is the next major star in boxing. The second Floyd exits, Broner will be the one to fill those shoes. The kid is very talented, has charisma, has flare. Sometimes he’s a little over the top, but he’s still young.”
I don’t see Broner as being over the top. He’s just telling the truth, and that’s sometimes hard for his inferior opponents to handle. I’m sure if he blew smoke up his opponents’ backsides people would make less of a fuss about his cockiness, but then he’d be lying to people and that’s not what Broner is about. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) is in a position where he’ll have to show whether he can live up to the hype when he faces WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KO’s) on May 4th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This may not be the fight that Golden Boy Promotions wanted for their younger fighter Canelo, but they put him in a bad position when they angled him to face Miguel Cotto. When Cotto got badly beaten by Trout last December, it left Canelo with two options – either man up and face Trout to win the respect of boxing fans or duck him and face one of Golden Boy’s struggling fighters. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Unbeaten NABF light welterweight champion Dierry Jean (24-0, 16 KO’s) made easy work of Mexican journeyman Juan Jesus Rivera (25-10, 16 KO’s) in stopping him in the 2nd round on Saturday night at the Hilton Lac Learny, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) could get a quick turn around and be on the May 4th fight card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boxrec.com has Broner scheduled for the May 4th card, which is supposed to be headlined by Floyd Mayweather Jr. against a still to be determined opponent.
Having Broner on the undercard will make the card a huge one with Mayweather, Canelo and Broner packing a 1-2-3 money punch on pay per view.
Broner demolished Gavin Rees last night by a 5th round TKO at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. After the fight, Broner said “I want to get out of the cycle of fighting two fights per year. I’d like to fight 10 fights per year if I could.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) is starting to realize the responsibility that is resting on his shoulders now that he’s on the verge of taking over Boxing given that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are both on their last legs in terms of fighting at a high level.
Broner understands that it’s going to be him that carries the torch when those two stars creep into retirement in the near future, and he’ll be the only pay per view star the sport has to offer.
Broner said “There are high expectations for me to take over boxing after Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao hang up the gloves.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) says he’s open to fighting Brandon Rios and Yuriorkis Gamboa in the future, but he has conditions for a fight with Gamboa. Broner wants to make sure Gamboa to be tested for performance enhancing drugs to where he’s clean before he’ll agree to fight him. As for Rios, Broner is leaving that fight up to his promoters to make.
Broner said at the post-fight press conference last night “Yuriorkis Gamboa is fighting PEDs [performance enhancing drugs]. I don’t want to hear about Yuriorkis Gamboa. Tell him to go get his piss clean, and then he can come talk to Adrien Broner. Other than that, he’s done. If Brandon Rios wants to fight me, we can fight. I don’t make my fights. I fight whoever they put in front of me.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) says he felt like the left hand that he dropped Gavin Rees (37-2-1, 18 KO’s) last night was a shot that went right through the Welsh fighter in the 5th. Broner says he really hit him hard with that body shot, and felt it with his hand.
Broner said “He [Rees] was ready to go in 3 or 4. I went back to my corner and told Mike [Stafford] he has two rounds in him, and my prediction was right always. I felt like I punched right through his back. Don’t you see it? I felt like I punched through his spine. It was a hard shot. The kid was good…he was good.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) wants nothing but the best for WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns for his fight next month against IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez on March 16th at the Wembley Arena in London, England. Broner says he’s really hoping Burns wins that fight so that he can face him in the near future later on this year.
Broner said at the Broner – Gavin Rees post-fight press conference “That’s [a fight against Burns] easy money. We going to wait, we going to see if Ricky Burns wins. I’m pulling for Ricky Burns. I hope he wins. I’m praying that he wins. We’ll see what happens in the fight, and we’ll go from there.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner’s dad took over the last part of last night’s post fight press conference following Broner’s impressive 5th round TKO win over UK fighter Gavin Rees. Broner’s dad said he doesn’t see any point in Broner trying to get a unification bout against IBF lightweight champion Ricky Burns because he feels Burns will run from the fight and choose to either vacate or go off in another direction.
Here’s some of what Broner’s dad had to say:
“All y’all worried about Ricky Burns. He’s nobody. Give us somebody that wants to fight. He’s scared. We tried to fight him at 130, [but] he ran from us, just gave us the belt. We tried him at 135. He ran from us again. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Gary Lockett, the trainer for the beaten Gavin Rees (37-2-1, 18 KO’s), says he was thinking about throwing in the white towel of surrender in the 3rd round when Rees was getting drilled by WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) late in the round while trapped against the ropes.
Lockett said “I was going to pull him [Rees] out in the fourth. I considered pulling him out after the third.”
In hindsight, I don’t think anyone would have made much of a squabble if Lockett had pulled the plug on Rees after the 3rd because he looked like a little 5’4” punching bag in that round, and I saw enough in the last 20 seconds of that round to know that nothing good could come of leaving Rees in there from that point. Read the rest of this entry »