Broner Dishes Out Disses, Near-Classic Comedy, At Thursday Presser

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Crying shame it was, them not streaming the Thursday presser which saw Adrien Broner acting out, talking trash galore, getting into it with a father and a son, for good measure, two days out from his PBC tangle on NBC.

A-side AB took it to Saturday foe Shawn Porter, and his pop, Kenny, showed off his abs and yes, that mouth, which was motorted up, revving hard and spewing amusing and confrontational talk.

Oh yes, it was humorous but threatened to tilt over the edge into real-deal heated; dad Kenny yapped at Broner, when Broner told him to get out front, stand in front of him, instead of son Shawn, during the stare-down. Sam Watson told Kenny to stand down, as he was commanding the Cinci boxer to “look him in the eyes.”

Broner was in gym gear while Porter was in neo-Haymon attire, a most sharp suit with a crisp hanky poking out of his chest pocket. Promoter Floyd Mayweather, sporting a “Brooklyn” ballcap, watched, mildly interested, while AB kept yapping. “He can get it too,” said the bratty boxer, referencing the pop, “This is easy work.”

Porter was silent, but his nostrils flared, and then he broke into a grin as AB whispered trash talk to him. Then, AB showed off his abs, and said, “We made weight fine…Make sure you make weight,” he said, at Porter. It was the AB show, fully…

Broner said that he'd whip Kenny after whupping Shawn, as he left the stage and Kenny accepted the invite. “AB, absolutely broke,” said Kenny, responding to the needling AB dispensed during the presser. That had AB teasing that the father was spending all the son's money.

“I'm fighting Shawn Porter, and I'm fighting his dad,” the quipster said, going on to describe how he thinks the purse money from Porter fights is chopped up. Shawn has to get an Uber or take a bummy ride while dad takes rides in a luxe ride, he joked. “He got the girl that Shawn is supposed to have…even today he got on a better suit…they live together, let him live, have some fun,” AB said, in a mildly classic standup set. Kenny then made a crack about child-support, and how AB should be kicking funds there. “He high,” Broner responded, off wearing patent leather.

Broner did well to try and get into Shawn's head, telling him he liked him, but that he got negative energy from dad. He offered to sign Porter to his promotional outfit, and yes, the look on Porters' face said that the goat-getting was working. “Saturday night I'm gonna put on a show, this boys not gonna beat me,” he said…indeed, he put on a show then and there.

This was old school drama and humor and comedy, the variety of which the PBC have tried to steer away from, while trying to dust off the rep of the sport a bit. I'd recommend they continue to loosen the reins, let the yappers yap, let their personalities flap in the wind. This is an adult sport, Broner has an adult personality, might as well run with it, not from it.

Here is the release sent out by the PBC peeps re: the presser–

FIREWORKS BETWEEN ADRIEN BRONER & SHAWN PORTER AT PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON NBC FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE

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Photos – Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions

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Promoter Floyd Mayweather & Premier Boxing Champions Fighters

Final Press Conference Quotes

LAS VEGAS (June 18, 2015) – An animated Adrien “The Problem” Broner held court for several minutes Thursday, as a calm “Showtime” Shawn Porter delivered his own strong message in advance of the exciting weekend of Premier Boxing Champions action at MGM Grand.

In a different role than his usual one as boxing's pound-for-pound king, President of Mayweather Promotions Floyd “Money” Mayweather helped run the press conferences alongside Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe.

On the Saturday, June 20 PBC on NBC show, Broner (30-1, 22 KOs) will take on Porter (25-1-1, 16 KOs) after Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (16-0, 13 KOs) battles Phil “The Italian Sensation” Lo Greco (26-1, 14 KOs). Televised coverage on NBC begins at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.

Also at Thursday's press conference, main event participant on the Sunday, June 21 PBC on CBS card Antonio DeMarco (22-0, 13 KOs) vowed to bring home a victory for his cancer-stricken sister in Sunday's PBC on CBS main event showdown against former world champion Rances Barthelemy (31-4-1, 23 KOs). Sunday's co-feature showcases a welterweight matchup between Sammy Vasquez (18-0, 13 KOs) and Wale Omotoso (25-1, 21 KOs). Televised coverage begins on CBS Sports at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT.

Also in attendance on Thursday were rising stars from Mayweather Promotions who will be competing on both Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets for Saturday's event are priced at $400, $300, $100 and $50 and tickets for Sunday's event are priced at $100, $75, $50, and $25 not including applicable service charges and taxes are on sale now. To charge by phone with a major credit card for tickets to both events, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets for both events are also available at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com. The weekend of action is promoted by Mayweather Promotions in association with TGB Promotions.

Here is what the press conference participants had to say:

FLOYD MAYWEATHER, President of Mayweather Promotions

“Mayweather Promotions has always done record-breaking numbers and our ultimate goal is to find the next Floyd Mayweather. With all of the talent out there, it will soon happen.

“I want all of the fighters out there to keep working hard, stay focused and know that there is no limit to what you can do.

“With all the media here talking to him, it's obvious that Adrien is doing something right. He's entertaining and people like it.

“There's no limit to how far Adrien Broner can go in this sport. He can fight. I'm in the gym with him and he's boxing top guys. He's pushing himself.

“Shawn Porter is a really solid competitor. It's not an easy task for Adrien, he's going to have to fight.

“Mayweather Promotions wants to continue to work with all fighters and help build their careers so that they can get to that top level.”

ADRIEN BRONER

“This is the AB show. You're all getting it first, live and personal.

“I'm fighting Shawn Porter and I'm fighting his dad. It's like I'm fighting his dad because the check comes in his dad's name, then he pays Shawn.

“Since both Shawn and his dad get a check, if I whoop both of them, will I get paid twice?

“I like Shawn as a person, but he gets so much negative energy from his dad. That's just the truth.

“After I whoop you Shawn, come sign with About Billions and I'll buy you a nicer car than your dad's. I already wrote out the contract.

“This is going to be a great fight. I'm very excited because I love putting on a show for the fans. This boy will not beat me.

“I'm coming to deliver a beat down. Shawn Porter is a football player, I'm going to take him out. It's going to be fun.”

SHAWN PORTER

“I feel great, it's a good day. I'm just counting down until fight night.

“I've been working on everything in camp. I have a lot of speed, power, quickness and the whole nine. It's going to take everything to win this fight.

“He's got good speed, so we're preparing for him to use a lot of that. We'll make adjustments as we go along but the key is definitely taking care of his speed with our speed.

“It's so sweet to be fighting at MGM Grand, this is what you want as a fighter. It's my time now. I'm so excited about this opportunity.

“Number one, we have to take care of business. We know that if we take care of business it'll be a great Father's Day on Sunday.”

ERROL SPENCE JR.

“I just have to stay focused and put on a spectacular performance on Saturday night. Hopefully next time I'll be the main event. It's a process but I'm getting there.

“I'm ready for anybody in the welterweight division, I'm ready for any kind of step up in competition period. I'm not the guy to shy away from anybody.

“Porter and Broner are a little more seasoned that me, but skill wise I think I'm right on par with them. Skill for skill I can match anybody in boxing.

“A lot of guys aren't in the position that I'm in to get the opportunities that I have. This is my third year as a pro and it's all been coming pretty fast. It's all about timing. I'm enjoying the process.

“You're going to be looking at the future of the sport come Saturday night.”

PHIL LO GRECO

“There's no such thing as the right moment. The perfect fight is when you want it to be. I got the call and decided that this is the perfect timing.

“It took me about 30 seconds to decide to take this fight. When you know why you fight, it makes these decisions easy.

“A year ago there was no way I thought I'd be on this stage. Now I have real opportunities and we're here now.

“Win, lose or draw, I'm going back to the gym next week.

“I'm a pressure fighter. I like to engage and give the fans what they want to see. This is a great opportunity. Saturday is going to be fun.”

RANCES BARTHELEMY

“I'm feeling good moving up in weight. Everybody knows Antonio DeMarco is a very, very tough fighter. He's one of the best I've ever fought. His record who he has faced proves that. He's experienced, but so am I.

“I want to be the best Cuban fighter of all-time and I'm on my way.

“I'm in tremendous shape and I'm ready to go. I want to showcase my skills on Sunday to show the world how I can fight.

“Who do I want to fight? I'll fight anyone they put in my way. I'll fight Godzilla if he's there.

“I don't do predictions but this is going to be an entertaining fight. Unlike past Cuban fighters, I have power and can knock people out. In the amateurs you don't need power. But in the pros, that's what it's all about.”

ANTONIO DEMARCO

“This is going to be a tough fight, a difficult fight, but I have a great responsibility. My 15-year-old sister told me that if I win, she will beat cancer. She was diagnosed with bone cancer last November – and it was life-threatening. But her last chemo treatment was yesterday.

“From a ring standpoint, I am really looking forward to Sunday. I am very prepared, I am relaxed and ready to go. Besides for my sister, my other main motivation is that this is a chance to get my career back on track. A victory and I can get back to where I was and in position to challenge the best.

 

“I am treating it like another fight, but of course it is much more. Exposure-wise, you can't get better than network television.

“I know Rances is going to be a difficult opponent. He's a great fighter. But I have the experience to come up with a game plan to win. From a career-standpoint, this is a very important fight and I'm ready for it.''

SAMMY VASQUEZ

“It's an honor to be here in this building among some of the greatest fighters in the world. Omotoso has never fought anyone like me before.

“I'm here to restore the greatness of Pittsburgh boxing. Everyone knows 'The Pittsburgh Kid', Paul Spadafora, but we all carry the torch differently. I respect him as a fighter and he's done some great things. We were raised differently and I'm amazed at the great things he's accomplished. But I'm here to bring a new look to Pittsburgh boxing.

“Omotoso is tough. His record speaks for itself at 25-1. His only loss was to Jessie Vargas who's fighting for a world title. I don't take anybody lightly. I've trained hard for this and I don't think he's fought anyone as fast as me or hits as hard as me with both hands.

“I'm going to throw a lot of punches and it should be fun to see. It will be an entertaining fight. The main goal is to win. If the opportunity presents itself to knock him out then I will. I'm not going to go in there trying to knock his head off or anything. I have to box smart.

“In this game it's all about longevity and the less you get hit the longer you can fight so I don't want to get hit. That's my goal.”

WALE OMOTOSO

“I feel blessed to have the opportunity to fight on such a big stage. Fighting on network TV provides all of us such a lift. Getting this kind of national exposure is what fighters like me need and what we work so hard to get.

“I'm totally ready to take advantage and I look forward to being able to showcase my talents on Sunday. All my friends and countrymen are going to be able to watch it, and I don't want to let them down.

“I really don't know much about Vasquez, other than he's a southpaw whose quick, he is just another fighter who can fight. But we can all fight. It's not like he has four hands and two heads.

“The best man will be victorious and I am confident that is me.

“I can't wait for Sunday. I wish it was time to fight right now. This is going to be my Father's Day present to my kids and wife.''

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COMMENTS

-Radam G :

A-Broner is a clown. He is going down. Buff said! Holla!


-amayseng :

Broner is too scared to fight Shawn at his natural and healthy fighting weight but he is not too smart to realize talking **** when you ask for a catch weight and re-hydration clause just means you are a pussy. The pussy is talking ****, what an absolute dumb ****. No one ever accused Broner of being smart.


-deepwater2 :

Illiterate Broner might just be behind in his child support payments. Other than that he looks like a pudgy urkel. Surprised TsAH lets this nonsense go on free tv.


-amayseng :

Broner is a talented kid physically, yet an absolute fool mentally. A man who drains another fighter because he is scared to fight him at his healthy weight then goes on to talk trash is an absolute dummy. Broner, just show up, talk trash about how you are gonna put on a show. Broner himself brought up making weight and commented on how Porter is gonna struggle. Values, morals, honor, dignity, intelligence, common sense, below average sense, hell all these are missing from Broner himself.


-brownsugar :

This was the most comical press conference I've seen in ages. Broner may be better at roasting opponents on the microphone than in the ring. We all love the noble guys like Golovkin, Ward, Klitschko, Holyfield, but what better showcase for fighting words than at a press conference before a fight? I wanted to slap Broner myself on behalf the polite Shawn Porter,....but I'd be lying if I said I didn't laugh out loud, multiple times. For those who say I have no class , give me a piece of blue cheese with your whine. That stuff was hilarious. But now Broner has painted himself into a corner. He'll probably have to knock out a highly charged Shawn Porter to win now,....unless he can use Porters aggression against him. Maybe Floyd can show him the way. Wow, Barthelemy, Porter, Broner, DeMarco, and Spence on the same show! I'm stoked to see the ensuing action, and now Carl Frampton is part of the team and as an extra bonus, Groves may be on Floyd's final card vs the resurgent Badou Jack....keep it coming.


-Skibbz :

Man what are those jackets. I know they do the mitts blindfolded but do they get dressed blindfolded too? Still this should be a good fight, 'hopefully' - and I say that with fingers crossed - Porter hasn't been drained and will be fine on fight night. I gulp as I contemplate that. He will be so drained. Damn the arrogance of that father and son, a strong fighter handicapping himself. Should have lined himself up to fight fellow warrior Keith One Time. At least then there won't be no BS about weights and rehydration - and it's a good fight for both guys. I can't imagine losing all those pounds and still be fighting healthy!!


-deepwater2 :

Most of those guys on stage have money but they dress themselves like they are on furlough from a state mental institution. The fix is in against Porter. He won't have the reserves to throw his usual high volume. I think Broner will move and tie him up and pot shot his way to a disputed win. A fully hydrated Porter wins easy.


-amayseng :

It is one thing to cut muscle to make weight and yet another to limit your hydration, hence being dehydrated. I expect Porter to look good for 3 rounds and then start to drag. Dehydrating yourself is unhealthy physically and mentally and can risk permanent damage, asking this sort of thing is looked FROWNED upon and I don't support it.


-amayseng :

It is one thing to cut muscle to make weight and yet another to limit your hydration, hence being dehydrated. I expect Porter to look good for 3 rounds and then start to drag. Dehydrating yourself is unhealthy physically and mentally and can risk permanent damage, asking this sort of thing is looked FROWNED upon and I don't support it.


-Buzz Murdock :

he's smart enough....


-Radam G :

Wow! I think that you guys are going into overkill. "Showtime" Shawn is going to show up and make Broner throw up. His fat arse between scraps is at the higher risk. Dude is going to be dead in dat squared jungle. He ain't bulljiving me. Optical illusions are everywhere. Bulljiving Broner is coming down from 175+. Showtime Shawn is coming down from 165. So we will see how this rehydration clause is going to affect which pug. I say that it will be Mayweather-wannabe Broner and his ugly mug. Holla!


-Radam G :

Wow! I think that you guys are going into overkill. "Showtime" Shawn is going to show up and make Broner throw up. His fat arse between scraps is at the higher risk. Dude is going to be dead in dat squared jungle. He ain't bulljiving me. Optical illusions are everywhere. Bulljiving Broner is coming down from 175+. Showtime Shawn is coming down from 165. So we will see how this rehydration clause is going to affect which pug. I say that it will be Mayweather-wannabe Broner and his ugly mug. Holla!


-deepwater2 :

Wow! I think that you guys are going into overkill. "Showtime" Shawn is going to show up and make Broner throw up. His fat arse between scraps is at the higher risk. Dude is going to be dead in dat squared jungle. He ain't bulljiving me. Optical illusions are everywhere. Bulljiving Broner is coming down from 175+. Showtime Shawn is coming down from 165. So we will see how this rehydration clause is going to affect which pug. I say that it will be Mayweather-wannabe Broner and his ugly mug. Holla!
I hope your right. I think Porter is all muscle and not much fat at 165. Broner is a fat blob drinking and eating junk at 175. I wonder if Broner will get the same IV fluid that Floyd took.


-Buzz Murdock :

Come on Radam, don't you think the cards are stacked for the entertainer...anything you say about coming down from 175 doesn't seem likely.....Poor Porter is sipping water at the stare-down....Relentlessness and dehydration don't mix...My money is solidly on The Problem...Pro sports is all about masking the truth...Porter looks deflated...get it. deflated....


-amayseng :

Porter is never out of shape so I see him shedding muscle which diminishes the central nervous system and it's neuromuscular efficiency, especially nerve conduction, then add in dehydration and you can multiply that effect. Ala Chad Dawson dropping to fight Ward, he looked terrible and has never been the same.


-stormcentre :

It's an interesting matchup (even though in some ways it isn't) cause Porter is a very physical fighter like Maidana (although their boxing styles differ); which doesn't always gel well for guys like Broner that can't implement all of the same kind of style Floyd has. There's a lot of intricate parts to the slip/slide style to keep going under pressure unless you have it all down pat and can remain relaxed for 12; which is why Mexicans sometimes shun it. That said, I am not sure Broner hits hard enough to deter Shawn either. But Broner's ability to roll, slip and block shots - if used correctly (and that is the tactic I would be advising him to use) - should allow Adrien to stay in the pocket and interlace Shawn's attack with neat counters. Shawn can get very ragged and out of position and balance a lot too; which Broner could - provided he stays composed - capitalise on. Not sure what happens if Shawn lands on Broner; like he did Pauile though. Both guys - from what I hear - have had weight issues so who knows how that plays out and into the considerations. The *Porter I saw fight Brook would probably beat Broner though; I think, especially if you can make Broner move backwards - as he doesn't roll of and circle to the side as well as Floyd when guys rush him. But is *he still here and now? And what is left of Broner? I actually found myself smiling and laughing at Broner's rubbishing of Porter at the presser; even though I don't like that when it edges into disrespecting someone's family. Broner beter be able to back it up; otherwise he will look like a fool - again. Just wondering, when was the last guy Broner fought a serious contender and recent ex-champion like Porter; whom - at least - is a solid guy that is there for 12 hard rounds? Hope this is not going to be another PBC card as predicted by D2's algorithm. :) :)


-Radam G :

Come on Radam, don't you think the cards are stacked for the entertainer...anything you say about coming down from 175 doesn't seem likely.....Poor Porter is sipping water at the stare-down....Relentlessness and dehydration don't mix...My money is solidly on The Problem...Pro sports is all about masking the truth...Porter looks deflated...get it. deflated....
YUP! The card are stacked always for the A-side pug. Hehehe! That is how the game rolls. But it is all a front -- a straight-up optical illusion to mind f***** Porter. In the end, there will be no rehydration clause enforced, because it will not be to the benefit of Broner. He cannot stick to coming in just 10 pounds over 144 the day of the fight. Dude has a hidden weight problem like his 5-foot, 340-pound pops. Holla!


-Radam G :

Come on Radam, don't you think the cards are stacked for the entertainer...anything you say about coming down from 175 doesn't seem likely.....Poor Porter is sipping water at the stare-down....Relentlessness and dehydration don't mix...My money is solidly on The Problem...Pro sports is all about masking the truth...Porter looks deflated...get it. deflated....
YUP! The cards are stacked always for the A-side pug. Hehehe! That is how the game rolls. But it is all a front -- a straight-up optical illusion to mind f***** Porter. In the end, there will be no rehydration clause enforced, because it will not be to the benefit of Broner. He cannot stick to coming in just 10 pounds over 144 the day of the fight. Dude has a hidden weight problem like his 5-foot, 340-pound pops. Holla!


-stormcentre :

Porter is never out of shape so I see him shedding muscle which diminishes the central nervous system and it's neuromuscular efficiency, especially nerve conduction, then add in dehydration and you can multiply that effect. Ala Chad Dawson dropping to fight Ward, he looked terrible and has never been the same.
Dehydration, at least the way most fighters do it (and aside from the use of laxatives, diuretics, and other similar things, of which the effect is obvious) is pretty much purely defined as the loss of bodily fluids. That occurs when organisms ? including humans ? generally lose more fluids than they put in; due to the fact that ur body, despite being complex really is made up of almost 70% water that resides both in and around cells, and also blood vessels. Our bodies rely very heavily on water to be healthy and function. Among the things that can go wrong when we severely dehydrate is that it bring about noticeably decreased cardiovascular efficiency (Geale), kidney impairment, and overall fatigue (Geale). So, clearly we can also see how dehydrating can also precipitate serious and/or negative changes in our health. When fighters are exposed to escalating temperatures and/or significant humidity levels, and if they then perform strenuous physical activities (which they almost all do prior to a fight) it will generally cause a drop in their body ?mass?. This is mostly due to the fact that ? as mentioned above ? our body is almost 70% water. Therefore, assuming that the humidity is high a boxer performing strenuous physical activity can then lose some (usually small) portion of their body mass by training hard. If that ?mass? loss approaches ~20% of their total body water, or overall body mass (as you see many seriously dehydrated Mexican ring-in-opponent fighters just stop short of) then death will most likely be as certain as responding to a post in this forum without reading/understanding it. Additionally, there are other considerations too, as if other conditions that promote dehydration are present then a person can be dehydrated even in temperate weather; or at a night club from dancing (even if they drank too much and stayed off the disco biscuits). From that, we can say that water loss is not the sole cause of minor (but not trivial) dehydration. Dehydration also; A) Decreases the lactate threshold within our bodies - leading some to mistakenly think - that muscle ?fiber and/or tissue? is ?lost? in the same way as fluids are when the bodies? ?mass? decreases with dehydration. B) Increases both cardiovascular and thermal stresses on the body, which also impacts the muscles in complex ways. All contributing to noticeably reduced anaerobic and/or endurance sporting performances, regardless of whether the temperatures are hot or not. Rarely - in fact hardly ever ? that, is, unless the dehydration moves into an advanced stage (which defined as being beyond that ? still dangerous for combat sports - point where boxers already go; with their pre-fight antics) where its symptoms can evolve into serious illnesses, do boxers? muscles ?shed? as a result of dehydration. Because the body depends so heavily on water to support its basic functions, the serious and prolonged lack of it can and does cause detrimental effects that lead to chronic diseases and/or illnesses such as; lupus erythematosus (a tissue disease), asthma /bronchitis (respiratory), and multiple sclerosis (autoimmune disease). However, since neither Broner or Porter have (yet) contracted these diseases it is extremely unlikely that any muscle shedding will occur as a result of their rehydration and/or dehydration activities. :)


-stormcentre :

Porter is never out of shape so I see him shedding muscle which diminishes the central nervous system and it's neuromuscular efficiency, especially nerve conduction, then add in dehydration and you can multiply that effect. Ala Chad Dawson dropping to fight Ward, he looked terrible and has never been the same.
Dehydration, at least the way most fighters do it (and aside from the use of laxatives, diuretics, and other similar things, of which the effect is obvious) is pretty much purely defined as the loss of bodily fluids. That occurs when organisms ? including humans ? generally lose more fluids than they put in; due to the fact that ur body, despite being complex really is made up of almost 70% water that resides both in and around cells, and also blood vessels. Our bodies rely very heavily on water to be healthy and function. Among the things that can go wrong when we severely dehydrate is that it bring about noticeably decreased cardiovascular efficiency (Geale), kidney impairment, and overall fatigue (Geale). So, clearly we can also see how dehydrating can also precipitate serious and/or negative changes in our health. When fighters are exposed to escalating temperatures and/or significant humidity levels, and if they then perform strenuous physical activities (which they almost all do prior to a fight) it will generally cause a drop in their body ?mass?. This is mostly due to the fact that ? as mentioned above ? our body is almost 70% water. Therefore, assuming that the humidity is high a boxer performing strenuous physical activity can then lose some (usually small) portion of their body mass by training hard. If that ?mass? loss approaches ~20% of their total body water, or overall body mass (as you see many seriously dehydrated Mexican ring-in-opponent fighters just stop short of) then death will most likely be as certain as responding to a post in this forum without reading/understanding it. Additionally, there are other considerations too, as if other conditions that promote dehydration are present then a person can be dehydrated even in temperate weather; or at a night club from dancing (even if they drank too much and stayed off the disco biscuits). From that, we can say that water loss is not the sole cause of minor (but not trivial) dehydration. Dehydration also; A) Decreases the lactate threshold within our bodies - leading some to mistakenly think - that muscle ?fiber and/or tissue? is ?lost? in the same way as fluids are when the bodies? ?mass? decreases with dehydration. B) Increases both cardiovascular and thermal stresses on the body, which also impacts the muscles in complex ways. All contributing to noticeably reduced anaerobic and/or endurance sporting performances, regardless of whether the temperatures are hot or not. Rarely - in fact hardly ever ? that, is, unless the dehydration moves into an advanced stage (which defined as being beyond that ? still dangerous for combat sports - point where boxers already go; with their pre-fight antics) where its symptoms can evolve into serious illnesses, do boxers? muscles ?shed? as a result of dehydration. Because the body depends so heavily on water to support its basic functions, the serious and prolonged lack of it can and does cause detrimental effects that lead to chronic diseases and/or illnesses such as; lupus erythematosus (a tissue disease), asthma /bronchitis (respiratory), and multiple sclerosis (autoimmune disease). However, since neither Broner or Porter have (yet) contracted these diseases it is extremely unlikely that any muscle shedding will occur as a result of their rehydration and/or dehydration activities. The body will - if anything - usually burn fat first, which; 1) Is another complex process that occurs when we train, sweat, exhale, and defecate. 2) Is a subject that I don't have the time for right now. 3) Is something that both Porter and Broner have plenty of. It is a common misconception that people - regardless of sport - can "burn muscle" in the same way that they "burn fat". :)


-the Roast :

I have never been that impressed with Shawn Porter. His best win was when he blitzed the aged Paulie Malignaggi. In his next fight he was outboxed by Kell Brook. Broner will box smartly and catch Porter rushing in enough to gain a UD. Porter will land a few good shots over the low guard of Broner but not enough to win.


-stormcentre :

And . . . there you go. The Roast - looking vibed, cool, and as if he has just freshly woken from the bed of his avatar - walks in the room, brushes all the used cigar smoke out of the way, laughs at the fools with straight flushes, slaps a royal flush down, and blows smoke across the table as he walks out again - heading for the Casino's penthouse where Maria awaits. Broner it is then for The Roast. Maria gets the same; just with the "R" removed. :)


-the Roast :

And . . . there you go. The Roast - looking vibed, cool, and as if he has just freshly woken from the bed of his avatar - walks in the room, brushes all the used cigar smoke out of the way, laughs at the fools with straight flushes, slaps a royal flush down, and blows smoke across the table as he walks out again - heading for the Casino's penthouse where Maria awaits. Broner it is then for The Roast. Maria gets the same; just with the "R" removed. :)
You paint a beautiful picture Storm.


-Bernie Campbell :

Mark my word....Adrian Broner shows the makings of a terrific politician in years to come....I can envision him on the bench of Supreme Court someday!


-stormcentre :

Neither guy really impressed me, especially Broner; but Porter still showed up. Wonder how Broner feels now after all the talk? :)


-amayseng :

Broner is God awful. He held, shoved and used his forearm more than he punched. What a disappointment. So much natural talent and the mind of a buffoon.


-dino da vinci :

@amayseng. I see you gave Broner an upgrade.


-amayseng :

@amayseng. I see you gave Broner an upgrade.
Ha. I expect more out of a sensational physical talent like Broner. Though sadly I have been right all along. He does not have the mind nor spirit to get the best out of his ability and he is ok with underachieving to such extreme. After being punched all over the place by Chino he is now content to hold and stall the fight to a **** poor loss.


-stormcentre :

Well, it looks like Haymon's (preferred) fight didn't win, again; which can't - in some ways - be a bad thing. Particularly given the uproar of late that's been received and/or heard over how PBC fights are rigged. Had the rehydration clause not been effectively (and responsibly) removed (by Haymon) and Porter extremely drained and unsuccessful against Broner, we probably would have heard endless criticism of how PBC fights were predictable and rigged. Good win for Porter. He deserves it. Broner's post fight comments allowed somewhat of an insight into his high ordered and supremely gifted mind. That guy is a genius. Anyway, it now looks like he needs to go out and buy himself another gold necklace to comfort himself; association by consumption. Or perhaps that's two gold necklaces; as at the face off it looked like Floyd had donned Broner's (neck) laces. Ah, what are friends for eh? If not to keep your cherished possessions nearby and away from the scales, as you bark on like a big dawg about success yet to be achieved. And - with it all - around the record spins; again. :) :)


-brownsugar :

This was one of those rare fights I refused to pick because of all of the conflicting issues with weight and styles, just couldn't figure it out. Boner wasn't steam rolled, he made things interesting when he decided to punch.... I thought if Broner made a slight shift in strategy, punching more holding less, he could have made the fight much closer. Waiting for the perfect opening against a non stop grinder like Porter was a serious error. Floyd must be shaking his head right about now after watching his buddy give away the early rounds, and fight too tentatively during the middle to late rounds. He landed some good counters but Porter never stopped moving his hands and bullrushing. Now,.... can we get someone of note who is willing to challenge Thurman?


-Radam G :

I told all that Porter would kick Broner's arse. I've always said that he stinks. Dude is a joke. Holla!


-deepwater2 :

You picked him,good pick,glad you were right. I thought that bogus rehydration limited would drain Porter too much. Broner really is a bad joke. Floyd should tell him he isn't his big bro anymore.


-stormcentre :

Now Radam if only you were as quick coming back to remind with the substantiation of those 122 clinches and all those punches; we're reminded landed on Floyd.
->http://www.thesweetscience.com/forums/showthread.php?21609-Any-Progress-on-Mayweather-Golovkin&p=84265&viewfull=1#post84265 :) :) Anyway - aside from the above impossibilities - yes you were right. A celebration is in order. Unfortunately there are no emoticons that depict balloons, that usual party hat I associate with you, streamers, and and also some party whistles; otherwise I would go to the effort for ya. Good call, and a nice change to see you get some things right on the button. :)


-stormcentre :

Now Radam if only you were as quick coming back to remind with the substantiation of those 122 clinches and all those punches; we're reminded landed on Floyd.
->http://www.thesweetscience.com/forums/showthread.php?21609-Any-Progress-on-Mayweather-Golovkin&p=84265&viewfull=1#post84265 :) :) Anyway - aside from the above impossibilities - yes you were right. A celebration is in order. Unfortunately there are no emoticons that depict balloons, that usual party hat I associate with you, streamers, and and also some party whistles; otherwise I would go to the effort for ya. Good call, and a nice change to see you get some things right on the button. :)


-brownsugar :

Its time to consolidate the welterweight title... Sadam Ali gets the winner of Bradley/Vargas, the winner should get the winner of Thurman Porter. And then Brook ( only in a perfect world).


-stormcentre :

Yes, I want to see Brook in with a guy like Thurman and/or Bradley; Kahn won't cough/step up. Actually Thurman V Bradley would be good if not for the promoters. :) :)


-brownsugar :

Interestingly, Floyd is dangling one of his welterweight belts as bait to lure either Thurman or Porter to face Erroll Spence for a title on his undercard in September, Floyd, who is thinking more like a promoter these days is looking to fill out his farewell performance by passing the torch to Spence who is probably one of the best of the new wave of former Olympic boxers says he's ready for the challenge. I'm sure Thurman won't take the bait by being the B-side against an up and comer like Spence with Floyd's ample support. Thurman recently said Spence is already on his radar and they will fight but on his terms. I'd be interested to see what Kenny Porter has to say of facing Spence for a title against yet another father - son team. (Difference being, Spence's dad being much more laid back and much less likely to insert himself into every camera shot and audio feed featuring his son). Team Porter vs Team Spence is a fun fight.


-brownsugar :

Yes, I want to see Brook in with a guy like Thurman and/or Bradley; Kahn won't cough/step up. Actually Thurman V Bradley would be good if not for the promoters. :) :)
That would indeed be interesting. Busy Bradley's swarming stamina charged attack versus Keith Thurman's one-time fight ending power and underated ring smarts. Bradley must first face Sadam Ali if he gets past Vargas, which he should. I don't think Vargas can keep up with Bradley. He would definitely take the Thurman challenge,..... Recently, "I-dont-know-when-enough-is-enough" Bradley has stated that he'd fight Golovkin at 160. Definitely a lot of fun left in the welterweight division even without Floyd and Pac.


-ericfarrell85 :

This is what happens when a fighter assumes the style of another fighter, particularly one who does it far better and has for much longer. I think the best thing that can happen to Broner is distance from Mayweather and his defense-first, offense in spurts mindset. I don't know if others see it, but I feel Broner is lost in the haze that comes from a forced-emulation of Floyd's style. The guy has all the tools. What he doesn't have is the right inspiration. Porter on the other hand did his best Maidana personation. Brutal to watch, yet somehow lovely to see.


-Yogo :

One of the more satisfying sights in modern day sports. The big bullsyet mouth of AB shut-up (again). put the **** in with Lucas next. Splendid.