Once boxing’s hottest property to now a fallen star. Adrien Broner’s well publicized boxing journey has had its ups and downs. The Can-Man always remains active on all social media platforms but has been relatively quiet since his one-sided loss to Mikey Garcia this summer.
Has all the boxing community realized that Broner is just a one trick pony and not elite as once thought? Every time Broner steps up he fails to deliver and it’s due to the same fundamental flaws – not much activity, not enough combinations and very little aggression during the big fights.
So what’s next for Broner?
He’s more like a boxing reality star than an actual boxing star, and is quickly becoming a stepping stone for up-and-coming fighters as they see him as a big name and somebody that can be easily beaten.
Rumor has it that there are two options for Broner at this moment – a re-match with Paulie Malignaggi and a fiery encounter with Kell Brook in UK.
A rematch with Paulie Malignaggi was something Broner was heard saying during a recent interview. I’m not sure if this would come to fruition or even if the public would demand this fight, but it seems like his advisor Al Haymon and long time friend Floyd Mayweather are encouraging Broner to kick start and rebuild his career against opponents that he could easily beat but also look good against. Paulie fits the bill given his recent publicized facade with Conor McGregor; he is now somewhat relevant and has grown his fan base since then.
Kell Brook, in my opinion, would be too much for Broner but one that would serve up a great actioned packed fight. Kell, who is also coming off of two back-to-back losses, needs to get back to his winning ways and a fight against Broner could be one that would work well for him to do so. Not to mention, Kell could also attract good US viewership as well. Brook, who has been chasing the Amir Khan fight for the past few years knows that Khan will not fight him anytime soon, especially as Khan has had his own problems and has been inactive for well over a year. Khan is still somehow thinking Mayweather will come out of retirement and fight him, as delusional as it seems, according to his latest tweet.
Anyways, back to Broner…here at Eightcount.tv, we feel the following opponents would be great opponents for Broner to launch a comeback and ones that the hardcore boxing community would find desireable:
- Danny Garcia
Inactive since his loss to Keith Thurman, Garcia has a style perfect for Broner. Garcia is not one to press the tempo in a fight but we all know he hits hard. Broner can take a punch and can maneuver around Garcia causing him all sorts of problems. Not to mention the pre-fight build up would be very entertaining as well.
- Jeff Horn
Australian poster boy, Jeff Horn, came out of nowhere and miraciously (or should I say controversially) beat Manny Pacaquio for his WBO title earlier this year. Horn hasn’t been active in the media since that fight, although there was a failed attempt to re-ignite a rematch with Pacaquio. Horn has been on the lookout for another solid opponent and one he could bring to Australia. Knowing Broner, he would be willing to travel to the land down under and this could prove to be a good, compelling fight.
- Manny Pacaquio
The Philippino legend has also been inactive since the loss to Joe Horn, but is apparently still eager to continue boxing. A fight with Broner was negotiated before but fell through given Broner’s demands. This time around, given Broner’s situation, could a fight with Pacquio materialize with both fighters on the decline?
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