Broner Likely Fighting in February, in Cinci

adrien-broner

Adrien Broner, is he the guy who was on a short list of possible heirs apparent in the post Floyd Mayweather era, or  the one who had portions of limbs chewed off by a surlier shark when Marcos Maidana yanked him into deep waters when they made acquaintance last December, and AB went to the mat in rounds two and eight?

Still TBD…which is who the 25-year-old with a 29-1 (22 Kos) will face when he next gloves up. Which is when? I asked his trainer Mike Stafford when we might see AB in action next.

“It looks like the end of February, probably in Cincinnati, Ohio,” he told me. Broner is a Cinci guy, grew up and lives there still.

No names are in play yet, he said, at least not publicly. Stafford indicated it would be someone on the level of the last person Broner scrapped with, Emmanuel Taylor. He beat him via UD12 on September 6, for the record. Stafford told me he’s looking for 2015 to be a return to form year, and he wants AB to rumble with marquee names. “Who, that’s depending on the money and who’s available,” he said.

Indeed; we are all curious to see how things shake out, with Richard Schaefer and Oscar, and Haymon Boxing, and Roc Nation’s involvement in the sphere, and NBC and CBS boxing on cable, and ESPN’s decision to make boxing more prominent in their realm, etc etc. Here’s hoping that rigorous competition will result in 2015 being a better year in boxing than this one, which featured much less of the “best fighting the best” setups than any of us would like.

WATCH RELATED VIDEOS ON BOXINGCHANNEL.TV

Comment on this article

COMMENTS

-The Commish :

Adrien Broner, is he the guy who was on a short list of possible heirs apparent in the post Floyd Mayweather era, or the one who had portions of limbs chewed off by a surlier shark when Marcos Maidana yanked him into deep waters when they made acquaintance last December, and AB went to the mat in rounds two and eight? Still TBD…which is who the 25-year-old with a 29-1 (22 Kos) will face when he next gloves up. Which is when? I asked his trainer Mike Stafford when we might see AB in action next. “It looks like the end of February, probably in Cincinnati, Ohio,” he told me. Broner is a Cinci guy, grew up and lives there still. No names are in play yet, he said, at least not publicly. Stafford indicated it would be someone on the level of the last person Broner scrapped with, Emmanuel Taylor. He beat him via UD12 on September 6, for the record. Stafford told me he’s looking for 2015 to be a return to form year, and he wants AB to rumble with marquee names. “Who, that’s depending on the money and who’s available,” he said. Indeed; we are all curious to see how things shake out, with Richard Schaefer and Oscar, and Haymon Boxing, and Roc Nation’s involvement in the sphere, and NBC and CBS boxing on cable, and ESPN’s decision to make boxing more prominent in their realm, etc etc. Here’s hoping that rigorous competition will result in 2015 being a better year in boxing than this one, which featured much less of the “best fighting the best” setups than any of us would like.
Can hardly wait for boxing's "Mr. Charisma" to get back in the ring against an overmatched opponent who just may put up a better-than-expected fight and go the distance with "Mr. Charisma," who always gives us something to write about. So, who will the opponent be? Andre Berto? Will it be an Al Haymon fighter? Broner v Robert Guerrero would be tons of fun, but there'sno chance of that happening. So, who will it be? Broner told Showtime's Steve Farhood--in the Summer of 2013--that he was five years away from being recognized as the greatest fighter in history. He has another 3 1/2 years to go. By that time, will he even be recognized as the greatest fighter to come from Cincinnati (Aaron Pryor, Ezzard Charles)? -Randy G.


-Froggy :

Can hardly wait for boxing's "Mr. Charisma" to get back in the ring against an overmatched opponent who just may put up a better-than-expected fight and go the distance with "Mr. Charisma," who always gives us something to write about. So, who will the opponent be? Andre Berto? Will it be an Al Haymon fighter? Broner v Robert Guerrero would be tons of fun, but there'sno chance of that happening. So, who will it be? Broner told Showtime's Steve Farhood--in the Summer of 2013--that he was five years away from being recognized as the greatest fighter in history. He has another 3 1/2 years to go. By that time, will he even be recognized as the greatest fighter to come from Cincinnati (Aaron Pryor, Ezzard Charles)? -Randy G.
Not a chance !


-deepwater2 :

AB, Another Bad joke of a fight. I bet they wouldn't even dare to put Ashley Theophane 36(11)-6-1 in the ring against AB as he is too much of a risk. Likely to see AB against the number 158 ranked guy in the weight Martin Honorio. AB's career is getting advised right down the toilet just like the money he flushed down the toilet.


-Pazuzu :

Can hardly wait for boxing's "Mr. Charisma" to get back in the ring against an overmatched opponent who just may put up a better-than-expected fight and go the distance with "Mr. Charisma," who always gives us something to write about. So, who will the opponent be? Andre Berto? Will it be an Al Haymon fighter? Broner v Robert Guerrero would be tons of fun, but there'sno chance of that happening. So, who will it be? Broner told Showtime's Steve Farhood--in the Summer of 2013--that he was five years away from being recognized as the greatest fighter in history. He has another 3 1/2 years to go. By that time, will he even be recognized as the greatest fighter to come from Cincinnati (Aaron Pryor, Ezzard Charles)? -Randy G.
Broner is the classic million dollar talent with a ten cent brain. OK. Million dollar talent might be a bit much. Maybe 500 G's. Anyway, he should put his money where his big mouth is. I'd love to see him fight Chris Algieri. CA's range, accuracy and mobility would give Broner fits.


-The Commish :

Broner is the classic million dollar talent with a ten cent brain. OK. Million dollar talent might be a bit much. Maybe 500 G's. Anyway, he should put his money where his big mouth is. I'd love to see him fight Chris Algieri. CA's range, accuracy and mobility would give Broner fits.
Absolutely. You saw how much trouble Paulie Malignaggi gave Broner. Same thing with Chris Algieri. -Randy G.


-brownsugar :

I may catch this fight seeing that im right next door in the "Hallowed Home of the Buckeyes" the atmosphere is off the charts when Broner fights at home. And I guarantee you nobody will be confiscating his mic in Da Natti. ...or the hair brush...Lol... In a fight staved state you have to take what you can get.


-Pazuzu :

And I guarantee you nobody will be confiscating his mic in Da Natti. ...or the hair brush...Lol... .
Ha ha. As repugnant as I find Broner to be on a personal level, I have to admit I like the brush. I bet Cincinnati is rockin when he fights.


-Gabrielito :

If I didn't know about Broner's ghettoest-of-ghetto attitude and just watched his fights, he's an action fighter who brings excitement. The Emmanuel Taylor scrap was a brutal war, as was his undressing by Maidana. I'll be watching when he gets in the ring, just have some Static X playing so I don't have to listen to his silliness.


-Carmine Cas :

Broner's mouth got ahead of his development, and wrote cheques his arse couldn't cash. Now he's broke mentally and probably figuratively.


-Carmine Cas :

Absolutely. You saw how much trouble Paulie Malignaggi gave Broner. Same thing with Chris Algieri. -Randy G.
Chris Algieri would spank Broner all over the ring, Broner's lack of mobility is one of his other flaws that is going to prevent him from attaining the elite status in boxing.


-Radam G :

Can hardly wait for boxing's "Mr. Charisma" to get back in the ring against an overmatched opponent who just may put up a better-than-expected fight and go the distance with "Mr. Charisma," who always gives us something to write about. So, who will the opponent be? Andre Berto? Will it be an Al Haymon fighter? Broner v Robert Guerrero would be tons of fun, but there'sno chance of that happening. So, who will it be? Broner told Showtime's Steve Farhood--in the Summer of 2013--that he was five years away from being recognized as the greatest fighter in history. He has another 3 1/2 years to go. By that time, will he even be recognized as the greatest fighter to come from Cincinnati (Aaron Pryor, Ezzard Charles)? -Randy G.
N-O! NO! He will never be noted being the great pug from Cinci. The "Cobra" and "Hawk Time" got that on lock. Holla!


-oubobcat :

One opponent rumored is Danny O'Connor. Not coincidentally too he was just featured on a Golden Boy live card. He fits the Al Haymon mode of opponent. He's a C level fighter with not a lot of pop (though he did score a body shot KO in his last fight). He's a tough agressive fighter who would make the fight (similar to what Gavin Rees tried) but can't come anywhere close to matching Broner's speed and athleticism. Basically be an opponent for Broner to shine against and show off his skills. Now here's the question...if its O'Connor or someone similar would Showtime really buy this crap again or would Haymon have to feature it on his new series?


-Carmine Cas :

One opponent rumored is Danny O'Connor. Not coincidentally too he was just featured on a Golden Boy live card. He fits the Al Haymon mode of opponent. He's a C level fighter with not a lot of pop (though he did score a body shot KO in his last fight). He's a tough agressive fighter who would make the fight (similar to what Gavin Rees tried) but can't come anywhere close to matching Broner's speed and athleticism. Basically be an opponent for Broner to shine against and show off his skills. Now here's the question...if its O'Connor or someone similar would Showtime really buy this crap again or would Haymon have to feature it on his new series?
Good question, because Showtime is already losing money, will they stop the bleeding?