By Dean Berman:Broner

Broner has been a professional for 11 years after starting his career in 2008. He was a great fighter during the zenith of his career from 2010 to 2012.

Manny Pacquiao last January.

Broner to secondsout.

It was thought that Broner might continue his career last July when he saw how Pacquiao was able to beat the previously unbeaten Super World welterweight champion (29-1, 22 KOs) by a 12 round decision.  The scores were 115-112, 115-112 for Pacquiao, and 114-113 for Thurman.

In contrast, Pacquiao beat Broner by a 12 round unanimous decision by the scores 116-112, 116-112 and 117-111. Thurman did a better job against the 40-year-old Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs).

Paulie Malignaggi in June 2013, he was given a win that a lot of fans felt he didn’t deserve. Malignaggi was furious after the fight, feeling that he’d been robbed.

Broner should have vacated his WBA title and moved back down to lightweight, because he had the size to compete in that division. Unfortunately for Broner, he chose to stay at 147, and defend against the hard hitting Marcos Maidana in December 2013. Maidana battered Broner in knocking him down twice in winning a 12 round decision. That loss took a lot out of Broner mentally. He was never the same as he was before that fight, even though he later captured the WBA 140-lb title in beating Khabib Allakhverdiev.

Broner has lost 2 out of his last 3 fights in defeats against Pacquiao and Mikey Garcia. Adrien hasn’t won a fight in two years since his controversial 10 round split decision win over Adrian Granados in February 2017. A lot of fans felt that Broner was given a gift from the judges due to the fight taking place in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. News 24 scored the fight for Granados by 97-93 score.

Broner captured his four division world titles beating the following fighters:

  • Vicente Martin Rodriguez – WBO 130-lb title
  • Antonio DeMarco – WBC 135
  • Paul Malignaggi – WBA ‘regular’ 147
  • Khabib Allakhverdiev – WBA 140

Those are a weak bunch of fighters that Broner beat to win his world titles. If those guys were still around today, Broner would have an excellent chance of picking up more belts. Broner can’t make weight for the 130 or 135-pound divisions any longer. Even 140 would be a lot of work for Broner.

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