By Dewayne Bungo
Adrien “The Problem” Broner lost for the first time to Marcos Maidana, but despite that defeat, which I consider a learning experience, he would give many fighters at 140-147 pounds a problem including his big brother Floyd Mayweather’s rival Manny Pacquiao.
Some fans have taken it to a new level making fun and mocking Broner, even going as far as saying he is done and washed up. He is a young fighter, and we don’t know what he has yet until he bounces back like a true champion. We need to give this youngster a chance, and find out what he is made of after taking his first L.
Another thing that bothers me is the haters, many of them are jealous and dislike Broner because he reminds them of Floyd Mayweather Jr. a young and confident black man living the good life. These haters are exaggerating the loss, they said he got his butt kicked bad, which is a lie! He never got Pacquiao’d knocked out cold planking on the canvas, he only lost a decision. I had the fight a lot closer than the haters did. I had the fight a draw, Broner showed heart and was pushing Maidana back and landed the cleaner shots, if it wasn’t for the knockdowns Broner could have won the fight but the two knockdowns cost him the decision.
My suggestion is to let Adrien Broner comeback against Manny Pacquiao. Since we all know that Manny won’t fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. why not let Broner take his place, because we all know that Manny Pacquiao and his team love to feast on fighters coming off losses.
I think Broner would give Pacquiao a lot of problems because if you watch the Joshua Clottey fight, you would see that Manny can’t really break a good stiff defense. Clottey just stood there and Pacquiao couldn’t penetrate his double guard. When Clottey let his hands go he was able to land easy uppercuts and jabs. Broner would be able to pot shot Pacquiao easily. Styles make fights and Manny is not a big 147 pounder, his chin isn’t solid anymore, his power is overrated and he doesn’t have the killer instinct anymore that he used to have.
While everyone has counted Broner out, I still stand by him and believe in his abilities. One loss doesn’t mean a fighter is done, and especially with the fishy circumstances surrounding the Alex Ariza “Napkin Incident”, we don’t really know how legitimate that loss was.