Adrien Broner (29-1, 22 KOs) said on his Twitter yesterday that he wants to avenge his loss to former two division world champion Marcos Maidana before he looks to fight the other big names like Manny Pacquiao, Lucas Matthysse and Juan Manuel Marquez. Maidana’s trainer Robert Garcia says he’d like to see Maidana fight Broner again, because he feels that Maidana would knock Broner unconscious if that fight were to happen.
“It’s always fun to hear something Broner says,” Garcia said via Fighthype.com. “He’s one that I actually like to see him fight. That’s up to his managers. We could do it. That’s no problem with me. In the rematch, I think Maidana knocks him out cold.”
The magical question is will Broner’s manager/adviser Al Haymon let Broner fight Maidana again now that he’s been beaten in back to back fights by Floyd Mayweather Jr and no longer has a world title in his possession. Maidana is in a rebuilding type of situation right now, and it’s not a great fight right now.
Broner isn’t exactly in a great position either for a big fight after the way he struggled in his last three fights against Maidana, Carlos Molina and Emmanuel Taylor. Broner’s last fight against Taylor was the most disappointing one of all because Broner showed little in the way of improvement, as he had to work hard to defeat a guy who is nowhere near the talent of the better light welterweights in the division.
That fight showed pretty clearly how far away Broner is from the top guys at 140 like Matthysse, Ruslan Provodnikov, Chris Algieri, Danny Garcia, Viktor Postol and Lamont Peterson. All of those fighters would make easy work of Taylor. Broner had to struggle to beat him in a fight that was very close until Broner pulled away in the last 4 rounds.
Garcia is probably right about Maidana knocking Broner out in a rematch. Broner showed against Taylor that he still has the bad habit of retreating to the ropes and fighting from that area. If he does that against Maidana in a rematch then it’s very likely Broner will get knocked out.