While Adrien Broner was trying to be a rapper and start career in porn, Marcos Maidana was preparing to shock the world. On Saturday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, that’s exactly what Maidana did.
The always entertaining and hard-punching Maidana handed Broner the first loss of his career which will hopefully humble the Floyd Mayweather wannabe.
Even though Broner was knocked down twice in the fight, and completely dominated, he is still the future of boxing. His loss to Maidana could end up being the best thing that has ever happened to him. Keep in mind he is only 24 years old and had a lot of growing up to do. The embarrassing loss to the less-skilled Maidana should help bring Broner back down to Earth. It should humble him and force him to focus on boxing.
Throughout the past couple of years, Broner has become an over-confident, cocky, fighter. He started to buy into the hype and actually believe he was every bit as good as his idol Floyd Mayweather. In fact, Broner thought he was so good that he didn’t even need to focus solely on boxing. Lately the aspiring rapper had been touring with Lil Wayne and he even dived into porn by releasing his own sex tape.
All that said, this loss should remind Broner that he is nobody without boxing. The only reason he was able to start a rap career and/or porn career is because of the success he had in the sweet science.
When Broner walked into the Alamodome for his fight against Marcos Maidana, he was accompanied by a huge entourage. After the loss, he left the building with just two people – his bodyguards. While it’s hard to feel sorry for somebody as arrogant as Broner, he has hopefully learned a very hard lesson.
To put it bluntly, he needs to cut the crap and focus on boxing. He needs to stop hanging out with the wrong people and he needs to regain his passion for the ring. It also wouldn’t hurt him to find a new trainer and a few real friends too.