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Broner: I’m not fighting anybody until I get Maidana again

By Allan Fox: Adrien Broner (27-1, 22 KO’s) is stubbornly persisting with his goal of wanting to get a rematch against Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s) in order for him to win back his WBA welterweight title and avenge his loss. Broner seems to be ignoring the massive amount of advice that he’s been receiving to steer clear of the hard hitting Argentinean fighter Maidana and instead put his energies into moving down to a weight class where he at least has a chance of being able to compete against the best like the light welterweight division.

Broner’s promoters at Golden Boy probably can get him a fight against Maidana in 2014, because it’s not looking like he’s got anything better on his plate right now. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is obviously a potential bout for Maidana, but it’s assumed that Mayweather will fight Amir Khan next and not Maidana.

As bad as Broner looked in his loss to Maidana, he showed flashes of talent that could help him in a rematch against Maidana if he can learn to bring it out more. But Broner would be wise to get a new trainer that can fix his poor defensive skills, because he’s not going to have much luck in beating Maidana in a rematch with him bouncing big power shots off of his chin all night long.

Floyd Mayweather Sr. has volunteered to take Broner on as a pupil to try and make him more Mayweather-like, because he sees that he’s trying to copy Floyd Jr’s style. Mayweather Sr. sees Broner as a bad copy of him, and he’d like to fix that if he could. But Broner has showed no signs of wanting to leave his current trainer Mike Stafford. Broner clearly is loyal to Stafford after having worked with him for many years. What this means is that Broner will end up working harder at the things he’s done in the past, and we’ll probably see the same old Broner when and if he does get back in he ring again to fight Maidana. If Broner doesn’t change his fighting style in specific areas in terms of his defense, foot work and work rate, then he’ll get beaten again by Maidana.

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