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Jeff Mayweather: Broner will take over for Floyd Jr. and become Boxing’s next star

Adrien Broner Floyd Mayweather Jr Gavin ReesBy 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 “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.

Broner is on course to take over for Floyd Jr. in a short period of time, whenever Floyd decisions to hand over the reins to Broner to take over as the #1 fighter in boxing.
Broner looked absolutely sensational last night in deconstructing the over-matched Gavin Rees (37-2-1, 18 KO’s) in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Broner put Rees down twice in the fight, and he hurt him so bad after the second knockdown that Rees’ own trainer chose to throw in the towel rather than letting Rees go out on his shield. Personally, I would have rather seen Rees knocked out in the classical sense than having his trainer Gary Lockett throwing in the towel because there’s no finality when you have a trainer throwing in the towel.

It’s so much better to have it cut and dried with the fighter on the canvas unable to get up. That’s the direction the fight was headed in at the time Lockett decided to save Rees from Broner.

Jeff Mayweather was very impressed with Broner’s performance, but he thinks Rees gave it a shot as well. It’s just that the talent was so overwhelmingly in Broner’s favor that it kind of drowned out the good that Rees did.

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