Adrien The Problem Broner is quickly becoming the face of boxing. Whether you love him or hate him you have to respect him. He’s only 23yrs old and he’s quickly climbing up the boxing ranks improving to 27-0 after he defeated Paulie Malignaggi in a split decision on Saturday night to win the welterweight title from Malignaggi. It was a home crowd for Malignaggi as he was in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York. Broner talked trash thee entire fight letting Paulie know that he couldn’t hit him every chance he got. Much credit to Paulie for lasting all 12 rds and giving the fans something to cheer about. But you have to tip your cap to Broner who went up two weight classes just to fight Malignaggi, and did it successfully. The fight drew 1.3million views on the Showtime network.
He now has two of the most watched fights in 2013 on cable television. You may not love the fact that he’s cocky, but let’s face it the dude is funny and has a bright personality. You have to love him getting rap superstars like Waka Flocka, French Montana, and Kendrick Lamar bringing him to the ring. Or if you don’t like when he has rappers bringing him out, how about when he brings himself out performing one of his own songs (Yes he’s a rapper too). Let’s not forget the ritual after every win he has someone brush his hair. On Saturday he had his father do the honors. I know Showtime loves the way that he is because he draws a lot of attention from fans.
And let’s face it people, Broner walks the walk and backs up every word. The man can fight! It seems like it won’t be long before he starts having his fights on pay-per-view. I know people don’t like Broner I understand that, but you have to defeat the man if you want him to shut up and that won’t be a easy task. Broner is the new Floyd Mayweather. I wouldn’t mind seeing Broner face Alvarez after Alvarez fights Mayweather on September 14th. Seeing Broner vs Alvarez would be epic. The two rising stars of boxing going toe to toe would be something worth seeing, and worth me giving my cable provider 70bucks to watch the fight.
Here’s Broners ring entrance and post game fight interview from Saturday which almost saw some more fireworks between the two fighters due to Broner telling the world he took Paulies ring and his girl. Which Paulie didn’t respond to it too kindly. Paulie also had some very interesting words for the judges…Overall very funny post fight interview