Post-fight Analysis: The invincible Broner meets his match and
loses in toughest challenge yet
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
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
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.
Pre-fight Analysis: Flashy Broner looks for first defence
against hitman Maidana
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.