Adrien Broner feeling confident ahead of defence of WBA welterweight crown against Marcos Maidana

 

American boxer Adrien Broner believes he will “take over boxing after Floyd Mayweather”, but he faces a tough challenger in Argentina slugger Marcos Maidana

Adrien Broner feeling confident ahead of defending his World Boxing Association welterweight crown against Marcos Maidana

Take that: Adrien Broner lands a punch on Paulie Malignaggi during their WBA Welterweight Title bout in June Photo: GETTY

Boxing’s biggest broadcaster of braggadocio, the three-weight world champion Adrien Broner has insisted he is the natural heir to Floyd Mayweather’s coveted pound-for-pound throne, on the eve of defending his World Boxing Association welterweight crown against Argentine slugger Marcos Maidana.

Broner, who faces Maidana at the Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, has struck up a great rapport with the sweet science’s number one fighter, Mayweather, drawing comparisons in some quarters with the Las Vegas native, not only in his personality, but inside the ring as well.

Broner also told me recently that he would never fight Mayweather, as they are “family”, he reckoned.

“I have a lot on my plate. Every boxer wants to be where I am right now,” Broner boasted.

“I am the person who is going to take over boxing after Floyd Mayweather. Everybody wants this position. So I don’t get mad when I hear that Keith Thurman [fighting on the undercard] wants to fight me – he’s supposed to. Who doesn’t want to be where I am,” he said.

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