By Michael Collins: Floyd Mayweather Jr. is not only giving WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s) a spot on his next pay per view fight undercard on May 4th from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, but Mayweather Jr. is also putting Broner on his HBO 24/7 series for whoever he fights next.
Mayweather said in a video on his twitter “May 4th is my date and he’s [Broner] going to be on my undercard AND 24/7 and give them a chance to go between the scenes to see how Adrien Broner lives the life story. We ain’t nothing but cousins. “
Broner: “I’m still waiting for an opponent.”
Mayweather: “The ultimate goal is to get you to the level where it don’t matter who you go in there with. You with Mayweather.”
That is the goal but it’s going to take some quality match-making to get Broner to that level. He’s not going to get to that level wasting time at lightweight fighting the likes of Gavin Rees or wasting valuable time trying to fight Ricky Burns. Those fights aren’t going to turn Broner into another Mayweather no matter how much he fights like him. Broner has to fight some guys that are on the boxing map and I’m talking about the U.S boxing map.
Broner can fight a 100 Gavin Rees and Ricky Burns and it won’t mean a thing to U.S boxing fans because they’ll see those fights as mismatches going in and coming out. Broner needs to take on some guys like Brandon Rios. Miguel Vazquez, Danny Garcia, Lucas Matthysse, Lamont Petersson, Amir Khan, Victor Ortiz, Devon Alexander, Keith Thurman, Luis Carlos Abregu, Marcos Maidana, Robert Guerrero, Tim Bradley and Manny Pacquiao. Those are the fighters that are going to increase Broner’s value, not Rees or Burns. Those opponents are a waste of time for Broner and he needs to get with it find out what time it is.