Adrien Broner turns 23 today
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBO super featherweight champion Adrien Broner (24-0, 20 KO’s) turned 23-years-old today, and it’s still hard to believe that this talent is that young. Despite his young age, Broner has already proven himself as the best fighter at 130, and how he’s looking to show that he’s the class at 135.
There’s really no one to stop Broner from whipping every top fighter in the division, because it’s a rather weak one. Broner will likely stay at 135 long enough to get a cup of coffee before moving on to the light welterweight and then welterweight divisions to take over as the #1 super star in the sport. The current top dogs – Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao – are aging something fierce and will be lucky if they can stay on top for another year or two without being carefully matched. By then, Broner will likely be the guy that is carrying the sport for the next 10 years. At 23, Broner should have another good 13 years before he starts to lose his skills.
Earlier this month, Broner breezed past Vicente Escobedo, beating him by a nice 5th round TKO. It was simply too easy for Broner, because his skills showed immediately that he was much better than Escobedo.
Broner is expected to be back in the ring in October against a victim still to be determined. He wants the top guys at lightweight, but he’s going to have to settle for one of the top contenders because all the champions, at least the ones that boxing fans really care about, will be busy. Instead of facing one of them, Broner may have to settle for someone like Jorge Linares, Gavin Rees or Sergio Thompson to batter.