According to the Associated Press, the 30-year-old Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs) officially trumped the 24-year-old Broner (27-1, 22 KOs) by scores of 115-110, 116-109 and 117-109.
A powerful and beloved Argentinean, Maidana outworked Broner and floored the loudmouth in the second and eighth rounds.
Maidana, who is also a past junior welterweight champion, was far more active than Broner and landed bruising punches throughout the 36-minute slugfest.
Immediately after the cards were announced, “The Problem” bolted from the stadium without making any comments.
Broner is arrogant, flamboyant and simply unlikable and he will surely concoct a host of excuses for losing.
Unfortunately for “The Problem,” Maidana exposed Broner and proved he is nothing more than a fragile blowhard.
Currently ranked as the world’s ninth premier pound-for-pounder, Broner clearly needs to return to the lightweight division.