Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Sports
  3. Fight Sports

Adrien Broner certainly won’t beat Marcos Maidana ‘to death’

See also

Adrien Broner and Marcos Maidana spoke during Thursday’s final press conference before this weekend’s bout in San Antonio, Texas.

Broner (27-0, 22 KOs) will defend the WBA welterweight crown versus Maidana (34-3, 31 KOs) on Saturday evening at the Alamodome.

Currently ranked as the world’s eighth premier pound-for-pounder, Broner last vacated the squared circle in June as a split decision victor over Paulie Malignaggi.

Also a former junior lightweight and lightweight titlist, the arrogant, flamboyant and simply unlikable Broner eagerly added 12 pounds to meet Malignaggi (32-5, 7 KOs).

Malignaggi’s a brilliant defensive pugilist who is capable of causing any opponent to struggle.

Still, an inferior Malignaggi made “The Problem” look mediocre.

“If he makes a mistake, and I have a chance to get him out of there, I’m going to get him out of there,” said Broner, 24, a native Cincinnatian who is hyped by Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions. “If I just beat him to death, then I beat him to death.”

Conversely, a past junior welterweight titleholder, Maidana most recently exited the ring on June 8 with a sixth round TKO triumph over Josésito López.

A beloved Argentinean, Maidana is a bruiser whose punches land with thuds.

“I’m ready for this fight,” Maidana, 30, told Fight News. “I’ve trained hard and I’m certain I have what it takes to come out victorious on Saturday.”

The match will essentially pit Broner’s blinding speed and vast overall skills against Maidana’s intimidating style and power.

Although Broner won’t “beat him to death,” it’s difficult to envision that Maidana will emerge “victorious on Saturday.”

Ultimately, in a fascinating and dramatic tussle, expect Adrien Broner to narrowly outscore Marcos Maidana in the “River City” approximately 48 hours from now.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Coachella
    The set times you need to know have been announced for Coachella
    Festival Buzz
  • Lamar Odom
    The New York Knicks are giving Lamar Odom another shot in the NBA
    Video
    NBA Buzz
  • Porsha Williams
    See why 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Porsha Williams posed for this mug shot
    Video
    TV News
  • NHL tickets
    If you're looking to catch an NHL playoff game in NYC, don't expect to do so on a budget
    NHL Buzz
  • Transcendence
    Review: ‘Transcendence’ fascinates, but does it rise above the field?
    Movies Buzz
  • Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Bryant has agreed to cooperate with an all-access documentary about his life
    Video
    Sports Buzz

Related Videos:

  • Bernard Hopkins is the 2014 Sportsman of the Year
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518202818" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518202818&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Fans ‘will be treated to’ watching Gennady Golovkin knockout Chavez Jr.
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517967739" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517967739&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Marcos Maidana expects to knockout Floyd Mayweather with a ‘brutal shot’
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518051936" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518051936&autoStart=true"></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!