Broner: “You’re Coming to the Adrien Broner Show”

By: Gordie Tamayo

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Atlantic City will soon be welcomed by a storm, but not the Mother Nature kind that threatened its shores weeks ago. Saturday, November 17 two of the best Lightweights in the world will collide at Boardwalk Hall for supremacy in a bout turning the heads of the world over.


The charismatic former World Champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner makes his official move up in weight to challenge current Lightweight World Champion Antonio DeMarco for his coveted WBC strap. The bout serves as a solid test for both fighters and their biggest obstacle to date. As DeMarco adamantly expressed, “Whoever wins this fight will have many opportunities to further his career” and both know this.


Broner (24-0, 20KO) is already building quite a name for himself for his entertaining personality and off the wall comments; but it is also his sheer natural talent that has boxing fans as well as network giants (HBO) clamoring for a piece of “The Problem”.


Saturday poses a whole new type of problem that Broner has never experienced before. DeMarco (28-2-1, 21KO) is a champion that has come up through the ranks and been battle tested on numerous occasions; something Broner has yet to experience. DeMarco has a solid chin, can bang and box. He has gone the distance in grueling combat and is known for his warrior heart.


The question is whether DeMarco can press the action intelligently enough to avoid unnecessary exchanges with a fighter who has equally bonafide pop and outwork Broner; testing his will to win. Broner’s defensive style has worked well for him in the past but Broner has indicated that spectators will see a different fighter come fight night. “We are going head over heels, balls to the walls with this one. Let’s go. Rock and roll. Time to put on a show. You aren’t coming to see a boxing show; you’re coming to the Adrien Broner Show”.


So far Broner has managed to back up his bark every time. Leading up to the bout he has remained relatively quiet for his normal self and has some wondering if this new found respect/humility spells danger. When questioned about his opinion on Broner and comparisons to boxing great Mayweather for their similar styles, DeMarco stoically responds without hesitation, “Mayweather is Mayweather and Broner is Broner…May the best boxer win”.

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