Broner calls out Pacquiao and Maidana
By Dan Ambrose: Former three division world champion Adrien Broner (29-1, 22 KOs) is calling out Marcos Maidana and Manny Pacquiao for a fight. Broner wants one of them to sign a contract to face him.
Broner has done precious little since his loss to Maidana last year, and that’s going to make it difficult for him to get a fight against either Pacquiao or Maidana at this point.
“This the face I’m go have when that hard hitting [expletive] CHINO or PAC-MAN sign a contract to fight me. I tasted defeat once but I won’t lose again. Come fight me, [expletive]!!!!!! #AnybodyCanGetIT,” Broner said on his twitter.
Maidana beat Broner in a convincing fashion last year, and he’d very likely repeat that if they were to face each other again. Broner hasn’t shown any improvement in his last two fights that would indicate that he’d do better against Maidana in a rematch. The movement isn’t there from Broner, and he’s still not throwing combinations.
Broner’s managed by Al Haymon, which likely means that a fight against Pacquiao is out of the question. It’s doubtful that Haymon would opt to negotiate with a fight against Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank, especially if he feels that Broner has little chance of winning that fight.
That would be a nearly unwinnable fight for Broner at this point with the way’s been looking lately in his last three fights. Haymon has Broner in the slow lane right now in matching him against Emmanuel Taylor and Carlos Molina in his last two fights since his loss to Maidana in 2013. It’s not likely that Haymon will suddenly match him against a fighter in Pacquiao’s class, because it’s too big of a jump in competition.
Broner is currently ranked #3 WBA, #3 WBC at light welterweight and poised to move in to challenge for either of those titles once the current WBA/WBC 140 pound champion Danny Garcia gives up his titles and moves up to welterweight like he’s been talking about. However, there’s always a chance that Garcia will hold onto his titles at stay at 140 rather than risking his unbeaten record against welterweights.
Garcia has been slow in making a move to 147 after he had talked about wanting to move up to challenge the best fighters in the welterweight division. If Garcia decides to stay at 140, then that’s going to put Broner in a bad position to where he’ll either need to face him or look for an easier option by challenging IBF light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson for his title.