This isn’t the first time Adrien Broner (aka AB) makes his mark around these parts. Taking a timeout from his boxing career, Broner goes into Rap mode and enlists Rick Ross for the first track you’ll hear from his upcoming mixtape. Whether you take it serious or not, just know that he will be dropping About Millions soon.
So we ask you, are you fucking with Adrien Broner’s new single? Can you accept him as a rapper away from the boxing ring? Is this something you’d play in your car?
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.
Click image to watch Showtime All Access “Broner vs. Maidana” preview video.
In two weeks, SHOWTIME Sports will be giving us one of the more quality 4th quarter boxing events with Adrien Broner stepping into the ring for the third time this year to defend his WBA Welterweight title against Marcos Maidana. While Broner still can use his undefeated moniker, Maidana has 3 losses to Amir Khan (sadly), Andriy Kotelnik and most recently last year with Devon Alexander. The “All Access” series is returning on December 7, as we take a look at a surprisingly humbled Broner taking his opponent very serious, with a lot to prove. Watch a preview of their series after the jump, and then look for more leading up to the big fight on a December 14, live from the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Click image to watch French Montana “Ain’t Worried About Nothin” Adrien Broner entrance video
Known for bringing various rappers out for his entrances in the past from the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Waka Flocka Flame; Adrien Broner was in French Montana’s hometown of NYC and had the BX native accompany him to ring performing “Ain’t Worried About Nothin.” Normally, you would think the performer and song was just to entertain the crowd; but Broner and his opponent Paulie Malignaggi had been having a war of words outside the ring which would spill into the ring during their fight, literally.
Broner, like the song, wasn’t worried about nothing improving to a still perfect 27-0 winning the WBA welterweight title. After the fight was over, judges scored the fight in controversial fashion in a split-decision with Broner edging out Malignaggi in a 2-1 victory. While Adrien didn’t get K.O. on Paulie in the right he definitely knocked him out verbally in the most memorable post-fight interview with the infamous quote below.
No Sleep Until Brooklyn, as Paulie Malignaggi defends his WBA Welterweight Title against Adrien Broner.
With the amount of trash-talking going on before this big fight tonight, you would think Floyd Mayweather Jr. is involved; but tonight’s tale of the tape features Paulie Malignaggi defending his WBA Welterweight title against undefeated Adrien Broner. Broner is guaranteeing a knockout tonight, which could potentially be Malignaggi’s first ever in his career; but the hometown hero is ensuring he’s giving Adrien his first loss ever.
Both fighters are obviously taking an overly confident (not cocky) approach in tonight’s showdown, but we’re wondering if either are using the talk to make up for the lack of focus heading into the ring. Some are skeptical whether this was too soon to move up this fast in weight classes, but in his past experience, Broner’s been fighting opponents nearly twice his size in amateurs. We’re expecting Malignaggi to play the point system in a stick-and-move fight style looking for a slip up; while Broner will be looking for a knockout.
Be sure to tune in tonight as this fight emanates live from the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York. Watch Live On Showtime at 9:00pm ET/PT.
Adrien Broner wins welterweight title in split-decision! | Highlights After The Jump!
Click image to watch Adrien Broner “This Is Where It All Started” video.
From the streets of Cincinnati, Showtime Sports steps into the life of Adrien Broner for a brief look at his coming of age. From leaving his street life behind to pursuing a professional career in boxing, Broner’s journey hasn’t been easy, as he still has more to achieve at the tender age of 23.
From his trainer to his mom and even the local barber, they all speak on Adrien sticking to his dream of becoming a boxer which he found love for it an early age at 6. His trainer Michael Stafford speaks on Broner already fighting people two and three weight classes higher in his youth, which he’s doing again this Saturday against Paulie Malignaggi for the WBA Welterweight title. Check after the jump to watch “This Is Where It All Started.”
Click image to watch Adrien Broner “It’s Time to Perform” video.
Before Canelo Alvarez & Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s big showdown in September, one of the biggest fights we’re looking forward to that has potential to also be fight of the year is Paulie Malignaggi and Adrien Broner.
With Broner’s always flamboyant fast-talking and Malignaggi’s relentless to backdown from a fight, this has been one of the more “personal” fights in quite some time with even ex-girlfriends and past domestic relationships all exposed in the process. Their fight goes down next Saturday on June 22nd, as Adrien will be challenging Paulie for his WBA Welterweight title.
In the first clip from Showtime, we see Broner’s “It’s Time To Perform” clip, which he says he’s what boxing’s missing to put on a show for the fans every time he steps into the ring. His confidence and style mirrors Mayweather, as Broner sees himself making the hall-of-fame when his career is over citing next week when he steps up 147, he’ll showcase to the world his skills in the larger weight class.
New WBC Lightweight Champion Broner Makes First Title Defense. No PPV Tonight, Head To HBO For This One!
Word to the homie Hit-Boy, we talking big money! Right after you’re done watching the Beyoncé’s “Life Is But a Dream” documentary; you can keep it on HBO as immediately following the most anticipated event of the week, we’ll see an epic bout featuring WBC Lightweight champion Adrien Broner defending his belt against “The Rock,” Gavin Rees.
Coming into tonight’s fight, Broner is the obvious favorite being one of the most completely balanced fighters in all of boxing from his orthox stance showcasing both offensive but more impressive defensive. Some may say that Broner’s nearly invincible in the ring and right now that may be true as he dismantled his only real competition in the lightweights in Antonio Demarco.
As Adrien remains pound for pound the number one lightweight in the world as well as 6th overall in boxing by Ring Magazine, I expect his undefeated streak at 25-0 to continue tonight. Rees (37-1), who’s a top 10 lightweight United Kingdom; still does have a chance to shock the world and more importantly the Vegas odds betters as his only chance of winning will be trying to keep Broner on his heels and stay off balanced the entire fight. Like Floyd Mayweather Jr, Broner mirrors his stance in the ring which makes him virtually un-hittable due to his extremely defensive talent.
Realistically, we can’t see this fight going past the 6th round if Rees doesn’t show up to win as Adrien will one in convincingly fashion. The fight everyone wants to see is Broner defend against Yuriorkis Gamboa but recent allegations in usage of PED’s have hindered the fight from happening. If Broner knocks out Reese, we definitely would want to see him move to the 140lbs class with talent from the likes of Amir Khan, Danny Garcia, Brandon Rios all waiting in the wings for a bout.
Be sure to tune in tonight as this fight emanates live from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Watch Live On HBO at 10:30pm ET/PT.
Check the jump for a special video preview along with the complete match card listings.
As one of the most flamboyant athletes to EVER step into a boxing ring, last year the likeable Adrien Broner rose to boxing fame winning the WBC Lightweight title and even becoming the number one lightweight in the world. Using an orthodox stance in his fighting style he’s been compared to Floyd Mayweather Jr, which is no shock. Although having no major fights in his career, he’s the 23 year old Broner is 25-0 in the squared circle with 21 coming via knockout.
Here’s a quick look at his brief 4-year history in the ring as HBO sports have put together a video package of his meteoric rise with the greatest hits he’s displayed thus far. His next fight is scheduled for February 16th as he’ll defend his WBC Lightweight title against British and EBU lightweight champion, Gavin Rees (37-1-1).
A couple of “Dreamchasers”, rapper Meek Mill and recently crowed WBC Lightweight Champion Adrien Broner were on in studio to lay down a couple of quick bars. Enjoy this 90-second with Meek as the champ jumps in to showcase his rapping skills as well.
With Adrien Broner being the leader of the boxing new school, it was only right he got the leader of the new hip-hop Kendrick Lamar to perform for his biggest career fight yet. Last night, Kendrick Lamar performed his banger, “Backseat Freestyle” as he had some technical difficulties with his microphone during the entrance but would still hold it down in true TDE fashion. Broner dressed in all pink wore a commemorative tribute to his former trainer Emanuel Steward who passed away last month due to colon cancer.
As Kendrick flipped the track saying “Broner had a Dream!” Adrien puts on his best Floyd Mayweather Jr. impersonation for the entrance before his big fight with Antonio DeMarco for the WBC Lightweight title. He would go on to win the bout in the 8th round via TKO from a thunderous upper cut.
We’re starting to enjoy these ring entrances from Adrien Broner as he’s already had Waka Flocka accompany him out and now Kendrick.
Broner On The Verge Of Fame With A Win Tonight. Get The Wave Brushes Out!
Tonight, the undefeated Adrien Broner will take his Orthodox game to the lightweight division in a debut bout for the WBC Lightweight belt against champion Antonio DeMarco. In July, Broner was originally scheduled to defend his WBO Super Featherweight belt against Vicente Escobedo but after coming into weigh-ins overweight by three pounds, he was immediately stripped of his title. The fight still happened as Broner would win by TKO as he was ready to his next class.
Antonio DeMarco isn’t a pushover to many boxers as he’s currently ranked Ring No. 1 in the world as he’s won 21 of his 28 fights via Knockout with only 2 losses; but he’s going to have a tough task ahead of him tonight. For my real boxing heads out there, if you remember DeMarco’s fight against Edwin Valero two years ago where he quit after the 9th round; I expect Broner to handle this guy in convincingly fashion before the 6th round.
Be sure to tune in tonight as this fight emanates live from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Watch live On PPV at 10:00pm ET (7:00pm PT).
Check the jump for a special video preview along with the complete match card listings.
One of the homies hit us yesterday about this when it went down & said “just saw Waka Flocka walking out a Floyd Mayweather wanna-be to the ring on HBO.” We were out & didn’t know what he was talking about, but after watching this video, it all makes sense.
We have to give Adrien Broner props for coming out to “Lurkin,” though. That’s one of our favorite tracks off Triple F Life. It must have been the right energy too, because when it was all said & done, he TKO’d his opponent Vicente Escobedo in the 5th round. FLEX!!!