Broner to show his Mayweather-esque skills against Perez on Saturday
By Scott Gilfoid: One of boxing’s biggest talents unbeaten WBO super featherweight champion Adrien Broner (22-0, 18 KO’s) will be strutting his stuff this Saturday night in an HBO televised fight against challenger Eloy Perez (23-0-2, 7 KO’s) in a fight at the Scotttrade Center in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Broner, 22, is the closest thing that you’re to get to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the sport right now. He does everything Floyd can do and then some due to his amazing power. It’s almost a given that the 22-year-old Broner will be a future pay-per-view star and will take over for Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao once they clear and retire from boxing. Some fans think Broner is a poor man’s Mayweather, but I think he’s almost as good as the genuine article due to the power that he brings to the table in his fights.
Mayweather never had the one punch power that Broner has going for him, and he’s had to work harder for his wins. Broner has 18 knockouts in 22 fights and tells you the kind of power he has. Perez is in for a real beating on Saturday night. if he’s lucky, Broner will get it over quickly like he did in blasting out Jason Litzau in one round last year.
I expect Saturday’s fight to be a quick one because Perez likes to right after his opponents despite having no power. He’s going to be coming right into the teeth of Broner’s huge power shots and will get hit with one of his powerful counter shots and left in the dust on the canvas wondering what hit him. Broner has a murderous uppercut and check left hook that he likes to use and it makes him a threat to end a fight at any given time. But with Perez coming right at him, it’s going to be so much easier for Broner to get him out of there quick.