Adrien Broner Down For the Count?

Well, earlier this month Broner finally had his big bout against Marcos Maidana and let me tell you he flunked out.  Adrien Broner came out looking pretty bad out the gate. While Broner is known for being a slow starter in the beginning of fights Maidana took advantage of that situation. Throughout the fight Maidana put on the pressure and continued to come forward the whole entire fight. Broner showed limited skills in using his footwork, counter punches, and combinations. With all the assets and skills that Broner seem to posses in his previous fights (in the lower weight classes) and it doesn’t look like it’s translating well at the welterweight division. While I do believe Broner has great skills he will need some major changes done to come back from a defeat like that. Once you lose a fight the blueprint is out on how to beat you and with him having so much trouble in this fight people will definitely revisit this blueprint in his next fights. I for one believe he still needs major work done with his defensive shell. For him to use this style and to get hit so much is not a great sign.
I think Broner has great boxing attributes but he needs to refine his skills. He has God-Given ability but he needs to maximize his potential but refining his skills. While I think walking down your opponents at smaller weight classes worked for him now that he’s fighting at Welterweight with multiple killers he needs to combine his god given talent and skill together if he wants to continue to be a major draw. I honestly think he’s not built against A & B level boxers and fighting at that pace. It is a must that he throws more punches, use his speed, and take advantage of having youth on your side.
When it’s all said and done I think Broner still has plenty of potential. I’ve watched the fight twice and I do think on a round by round system the gap wasn’t as bad as the overall fight it’s self. He showed he has a chin and managed to go 12 rounds of hell. On top of that he drew 1.3 million viewers for his fight last. He has the potential to still be a great draw in boxing but he must redefine his skills which he should in due time.
Broner Before The Fight

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