Get to know lightweight prospect Robert Easter Jr. (10-0, 8 knockouts), who meets journeyman Roberto Acevedo in his adopted hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, on Saturday on the undercard of fellow “Band Camp” member Adrien Broner’s main event against Emmanuel Taylor.
Three-division beltholder Adrien Broner says he will be his usual flashy and cocky self for his 140-pound debut against Carlos Molina on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Maidana undercard on May 3 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Now that Adrien Broner has exercised his rematch option for a return bout with Marcos Maidana, Broner’s trainer, Mike Stafford, insists he knows what the Cincinnati-based fighter has to do to regain his WBA welterweight title.
Robert Garcia on Marcos Maidana’s win over Adrien Broner: “We were ready to throw 100 punches a round. We know that’s the only way to beat somebody like Adrien Broner, or that’s the way to beat somebody like Floyd Mayweather [Jr.,]. That’s the way [Roberto] Duran beat Sugar Ray Leonard.”
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer on Marcos Maidana-Adrien Broner: “I would like to see a rematch. I would like a rematch at the Alamodome. There is no rematch clause.”
WBA light heavyweight titleholder Beibut Shumenov scored knockdowns in the first, second and third rounds of Saturday’s third-round knockout victory over Tamas Kovacs
Both Adrien Broner and Keith Thurman weighed in well under the welterweight division limit for thier fights against Marcos Maidana and Jesus Soto Karass. Broner weighed 144.4 pounds; Thurman weighed 145.8. Maidana and Soto Karass both weighed 146.2.
Adrien Broner’s trainer Mike Stafford said the undefeated WBA welterweight beltholder is going to “make Marcos to Maidana look so bad, that he’s going to look like an amateur” during their showdown in San Antonio on Saturday.
Adrien Broner is confident that he’ll defeat Paul Malignaggi for the WBA welterweight title on Saturday. However, he says fans can forget about an eventual showdown with RING/WBC champ Floyd Mayweather. Broner believes he’ll become boxing’s biggest star without facing the pound-for-pound king.
Adrien Broner’s trainer Mike Stafford plans to “unleash” a “more vicious” version of the WBC lightweight beltholder on Paulie Malignaggi, who Broner challenges for the WBA welterweight title on July 22.
Adrien Broner’s trainer Mike Stafford addresses the media after his star fighter defended the WBC lightweight title with a fifth-round TKO of Gavin Rees. Stafford talked about Broner one day fighting WBO beltholder Ricky Burns.