The PROBLEM has finally been SOLVED following Adrien Broner’s first ever professional loss in his career, by way of Marcos Maidana. If you’re looking at the picture above, that’s Al Haymon, known for being the biggest boxing manager at the moment. Right now, he’s managing Floyd Mayweather Jr., Amir Khan, Danny Garcia, Austin Trout, Paulie Malignaggi and his good friend Adrien Broner. Al Haymon has been milking Adrien Broner recently, with last night’s bout being his 4th fight in 13 months and toting him as Mayweather’s official successor.
Everyone can’t remain perfect like Floyd, though. Broner obviously doesn’t possess the talent or skill set to be multi-dimensional at offense and more particularly, on defense. In his previous fight against Paulie Malignaggi, Broner got exposed, jumping up to the 147 Welterweight class, visibly struggling in his split-decision victory.
In the past, Adrien’s trainers have stated he’s fought in bigger weight classes as a kid, but these are grown skilled boxers he’s going up against (minus Maidana). Broner should immediately drop back down to Lightweight and no longer fight above 140 for now, to get seasoned in the lower weight classes before jumping back up again.
Mayweather jumped to 154 in two of his last three fights (Canelo Álvarez (sort of) and Miguel Cotto), so it’s possible that it can be done for original smaller fighters. Whether Broner gets his rematch or not remains to be seen, but the former Problem should definitely make adjustments and leave his horseplay outside of the boxing ring.
Shout out to skipping that post fight interview as well.