The opening rounds were all Maidana in this Texan brawl. 'The Problem' appeared to have underestimated the Argentinian, and unexpectantly found himself dropped half way through the second round. His offense opened up in the third, but Maidana's aggression continued to work against Broners speed.
Broner gained momentum over the middle half of the fight, catching up with Maidana on the scorecards. Then a further Broner knock down in the 8th was immediately cancelled out by a foolish headbutt from Marcos Maidana.
The final rounds were as exciting as any in boxing. Maidana showed class, but Broner continued to threaten, and there was always a chance that on close scorecards Broner could have won the fight.
At the final bell, the points aptly reflected the action. Marcos 'El Chino' Maidana won with a UD and points of 115-110, 116-109 and 117-109, to win the WBA World Welterweight Championship.
Brash and flash WBA World Welterweight champion Adrien Broner looks to defend the title he won from Paulie Malignaggi for a first time against hard hitting Argentine Marcos Maidana.
Broner, 24, is seen as a future pound for pound contender after leaping two weight classes to defeat Brooklyn's Paulie Malignaggi LIVE on BoxNation in June. The win, taken on a split decision, made "The Problem" a three-weight world champion after stints as super-featherweight and lightweight top dog.
Now the trash talking supremo is looking to move to 28-0 against the experienced Argentine Maidana, 30, who has a 34-3 record which includes 31 wins by way of knockout.
14 December 2013, 23:00:00
Shumenov put on a dominant peformance over Slovakian Kovacs, dropping him to the canvas several times on his way to winning the IBA light heavyweight and WBA Super World light heavyweight titles. Kovacs called an early end to the fight by not leaving his corner for the fifth round.
Kazakhstan's Beibut Shumenov has enjoyed a three-and-a-half year reign as light-heavyweight world champion, and now he's looking to extend it into 2014 with a win over Slovakia's unbeaten prospect Tamas Kovacs.