Will Burns avoid the Broner fight to face 37-year-old Fana for The Ring title?
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten No.1 WBO ranked contender Adrien Broner (21-0, 17 KO’s) is eager to face WBO super featherweight champion Ricky Burns (32-2, 9 KO’s) in November so that he can expose him and take his World Boxing Organization title. Burns’ promoter Frank Warren met recently with Broner’s promoter Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions to try and set up a fight between Broner and Burns.
Warren is reportedly interested in the fight, as is Schaefer. However, it looks like Burns is still interested in facing 37-year-old Mzonke Fana (30-4, 12 Ko’s) for the vacant super featherweight Ring title. It seems like a total waste of time, but Burns could up taking that fight rather than than facing Broner, the guy that is easily the most talented fighter in the division right now bar none.
Broner is like a young version of Floyd Mayweather Jr. with his splendid speed, power and smooth moves. He’s going to be a major star in the sport in the future and is still only 22. Broner just turned 22 last month, and is just now showing the world how much talent he has. In his last fight, Broner destroyed Jason Litzau by a 1st round knockout. Litzau is a very good fighter, but Broner made it look easy in destroying him in one round.
Is Burns avoiding Broner? Is that what it is? Is he afraid of getting spanked in front of the entire world? That would be so sad to see Burns avoiding Broner. He might as well get it over with because Burns is going to have to fight Broner sooner or later. Broner is ranked #1, so avoiding him will only work so long. But if Burns is trying to milk his WBO title for as long possible, then I can understand him not wanting to fight Broner. After all, Broner is going to beat him like no tomorrow and easily take his title away. Heck, looking at it that way, I can understand why Burns might not want to fight Broner. I don’t respect it but I can understand it.