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Adrien Broner

On March 5th, Adrien “The Problem” Broner will be making his HBO debut against the always dangerous Ponce De Leon.  DeLeon is a former junior featherweight champion stepping up to lightweight. Broner, on the other hand, has fought as high as junior welterweight.

This will be a showcase match for Broner.

Broner fights under the banner of Golden Boy Promotions. He started as a six year old under the tutelage of his father and embarked on a stellar amateur career of over 300 bouts. He has a twin brother who also boxed under the moniker “The Solution.”

 “The Problem” will have a problem overcoming the lure of the streets of Cincinnati, however. There is a growing list of Cincinnati champions and contenders who fell victim to the city’s dark side in various ways; Aaron Pryor, Tommy Ayers, Tim Austin, and Ricardo Williams. Evidently, Broner missed a shot at the last Olympics for undisclosed reasons.

 Judging by the footage I found of him on Youtube, Broner’s style is nothing like any of his Cincinnati predecessors. As some of the commenters have noted, it is easy to see the Floyd Mayweather comparisons. He uses the “Detroit style” of Mayweather and James Toney;  the same stance and employs the same shoulder roll defense. He often mimics Mayweather’s regular use of the left jab to the body.

Check him out…

Adrien Broner in action

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